Shooting Gazette August 2015

Not long now. Not long now at all. As if you didn’t already know, August 12 marks the start of the grouse shooting season, and after what seems like a lifetime’s wait, sportsmen from across the world will soon descend on our heather clad moorlands for their slice of this iconic game bird. We’re celebrating the most important date in the fieldsports calendar this month, aided and abetted by the leading voices within game shooting, but there are also a few other important items on our agenda…

Grouse, grouse, glorious grouse
Shoot reports from Scotland and North Yorkshire.

Where now for the LAG?
Picking apart the current situation with the Lead Ammunition Group.

What’d you say about my springer?
Why the springer spaniel is more misunderstood than mad.

Is time almost up for Turkish walnut?
Alec Marsh discovers the challenges currently facing the stock industry.

To Hull and back
Robert Everitt from Hull Cartridge shares his sporting anecdotes.

Reviews, reviews, reviews
Y Talbot in Ceredigion, the Bettinsoli Crypto Lite and the Mercedes-Benz S Class go under the microscope.

Holt’s under the hammer
A valuation day run by Holt’s Auctioneers throws up a few interesting stories and prices.

Bringing in and bringing on
How the Gunmakers’ Company Charitable Trust is getting more apprentices on benches.

Think like a champion
The methods and mentality of champion handler Steve Blackwell.