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Orkney onslaught

Between gale-force winds, blizzards and driving rain, James Marchington and Gary Green catch some extreme wildfowling opportunities on Orkney We are on Orkney, a remarkable group of islands 10 miles off the northern tip of Scotland. The isles have strong

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The science of scent

Knowing about scent can give us a bit more knowledge in perfecting our gundog training. Pete Carr explains that understanding different conditions is the key. Understanding scent and scenting conditions can really make a difference when working gundogs. In truth

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All change, business as usual

There’s been at change at the top, but that won’t stop Predator from sharpening his claws on attention-seeking antis. By the time you read these words, the election will all be over. We will have a new face – or

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Set up the get up

Suit up and settle down for stalking, decoying and foxing in the wind and weather: essential bits of kit for your hunt. Barbour – Sports wool waistcoat A very useful warm wool layer beneath your camo and waterproofs. Sitting still

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Food for thought

The recent horsemeat fiasco should bring home to people juts how important it is to know what you’re eating, says David Taylor, and game is a big part of that

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Thank Poaching

The fight is on – and it’s not about poachers. Predator says the RSPB has a tough fight on its hands if it wants to close down shooting. The modern gamekeeper has a lot to thank poachers for. Take this

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Poachers get warning shot

Suspected poachers in Lancashire have received official warning letters as police around the country gear up to tackle the seasonal onslaught of poaching. Gamekeepers and deer managers have welcomed the launch of high profile anti-poaching campaigns

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Public Perception

After a not-so-relaxing night’s telly, editor Pete Carr despairs at the portrayal of shooting sports on the idiot box. Game shooting, stalking and hunting are pretty much stereotyped in the eyes of the majority of our urban public. Most urbanites

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'Pheasants Fell Trees’ Says Natural England

Natural England and Yorks Sport Ltd clash in court over alleged damage to Special Sites of Scientific interest by pheasants released for shooting. How many pheasants is too many? That was the question asked in York Crown Court earlier this

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Media Savvy

Editor Peter Carr shares his views on the year just gone and looks to the future of shooting sports in the media. Well, here’s looking forward to a much better year in 2011. A goodly number of grouse shoots will

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