It’s that time of year again when game shots start to think about pre-season training. Lessons and simulated days are a great way of keeping your eye-in over the summer months, ironing out those bad habits and having a lot of fun into the bargain. A good instructor is worth their weight in gold, and the good news is scores can be found at grounds from Bristol to Dunkeld. We’ve rounded up 15 of the best grounds for game shots in this July issue of Shooting Gazette and there’s more for your trigger finger to flick through, including…

A great white hunter
The extraordinary tale of the life and times of Frederick Courteney Selous.

A gunmaking factory for the 21st century
We visit the Purdey factory following its major refurbishment.

Bringing in, bringing on
How to make sure your puppy fits in well with your existing team.

Ms Hill is ready for Rio!
Team GB skeet shooter Amber Hill on her excitement ahead of Rio 2016.

For foot’s sake!
A selection of the best boots for the summer and early autumn shooting.

Reviews, reviews, reviews
Grinkle Park Hotel in North Yorkshire, the Rizzini Artemis 16 bore and Bentley Bentayga all go under the microscope.

From Lancashire to Lincolnshire
Shoot reports from two leading fieldsports counties.

And the winner is…
A full list of the winners from the Time Inc. Shooting Industry Awards 2016.