How do you like your partridges? Traditionalists will naturally favour these pocket rockets bursting over hedgerows and rolling stubble fields in the east of England, while, increasingly, others will get their fix in colder, more rugged climes where disorientating coveys hurtle over pegs at the foot of steep banks or valleys in Yorkshire, Devon or Scotland. Whatever your preference, there is plenty to mull over in our September issue, including…

The top 10 partridge shoots

From Devon to Dumfries & Galloway to East Yorkshire and East Anglia.

The perfect game shoot? 

Martin Puddifer reports from the Downton shoot in Shropshire.

The Royal Air Forward Allowance

How airborne outdoorsmen used their shooting skills to beat the Luftwaffe.

Questions, questions, questions…

We’re spending ‘5 minutes with’ Holland & Holland MD Daryl Greatrex while Michelin starred chef Clare Smyth MBE is ‘In the Hot Seat’.

Super sweet 16s

Giles Catchpole on why the 16 bore’s stock is only going to go up.

The BASC barrister

New BASC chairman Peter Glenser lays out his agenda for the next two years.

Something in the Warter

Amy Bates learns about Warter Priory headkeeper Frank Croft’s love of field trials.

Reviews, reviews, reviews

The Beretta 687 EELL Classic, The Inn West End and the Hyundai Tucson all go under the microscope.