Remember, remember this rhyme for November: high pheasants, fine food, long barrels and a great mood. Okay, it’s not the most exciting lyric anyone has ever penned, but it does go some way towards filling you in on what’s in store from Shooting Gazette this month. We’re now well into the shooting season, so it’s busy, busy, busy as we trawl the countryside bringing the best our sport has to offer. We hope this little taster takes your fancy.

Why can’t you condemn the cat?
David Whitby lambasts the RSPB for its attacks on shooting and losing its soul.

All high and mighty
Tall bird tales from shoots in Devon and Northumberland.

The man behind the modifications
Martin Puddifer meets John Jeffries, the man behind the HPX brand.

Farewell, my Game Fair gundogs
Graham Cox celebrates all that was outstanding about the CLA Game Fair gundog competitions.

Reviews, reviews, reviews….
The Audi Q7, the William Powell Monarch 20 bore and the Dundas Arms in Kintbury, Berkshire all go under the microscope.

Who’d like to go stalking with Holland & Holland?
A once-in-a-lifetime prize courtesy of this British gunmaking icon.

Be the best guest you can be
Giles Catchpole explains how you too can be the perfect sportsman.

Polite interrogations
Help for Heroes founder Bryn Parry and champion clay shot Cheryl Hall face our questions.

The best game in town
A snapshot of the pubs and restaurants serving quality fieldsports fare.

Hats off to young enterprise
Chris Warren profiles two entrepreneurs making waves in the countryside.

Jiggle barrels
A host of shooting gifts for your Christmas stocking.