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"Suddenly the air is filled with a hundred high-piping calls of weee-ooo. It’s intoxicating. These are wigeon – and fair game."

Al Young, Fieldsports Journal Contributor

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Everything from walked-up sport and driven grouse shooting, to reviews and top instruction...

A Southern Sojourn

If there’s a sporting secret to the Land of the...
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The Underley Shoot

A day’s shooting in Cumbria’s Lune Valley...
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FISH

A piscatorial journey – from the chalkstreams of England to the fabled salmon rivers of Russia...

Salmon Fishing in Norway - The Golden Age

David S. D. Jones recalls the rise of the...
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A Fish of a Lifetime

Will Pocklington talks to Border's based sculptor...
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HUNT

From muntjac and red deer to Spanish ibex, Cape buffalo, foxhunting and falconry...

Wild Boar Hunting in Europe - A Brief History

Davis. S. D. Jones takes us through the exciting...
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What Lies Beneath

Gary Turner talks us through his experience at...
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THE FLY FISHING & TRAVEL SPECIAL

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Wild Justice wants gamebird releasing near protected areas banned

The campaigners claim the annual release of 47 million pheasants and 10 million red-legged partridges is “unlawful” without a proper assessment of the ecological impacts the gamebirds have on Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and Special Protection Areas (SPAs). Although birds are not allowed to be directly released on these areas without permission, they are allowed to be released nearby. Wild Justice’s Dr Mark Avery explained they are calling for a 5km buffer zone: “Pheasants...
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Salmon Fishing in Norway - The Golden Age

David S. D. Jones recalls the rise of the Norwegian fishing industry....
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A Fish of a Lifetime

Will Pocklington talks to Border's based sculptor Jason Sweeney....
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Alaskan Steelhead

Simon.K.Barr recalls his experience fishing in the Alaskan wilderness with fishing and hunting legends Gord...
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Fieldsports Journal

Guest edited by exalted sporting artist Rodger McPhail, the latest issue of Fieldsports Journal pays homage to the visual representation of country pursuits – in particular our native red grouse. Featuring many of his distinctive oil paintings, Rodger’s input promises insight into his uncommon thinking and unique perception. As someone you’d definitely include at your fantasy dinner party, the jolly Lancastrian shares witty anecdotes from a lifetime spent in the field, as well as details of his unusual passions outside of country pursuits.

This hard-hitting issue also tackles some prickly and emotive issues by interviewing BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham CBE. Well-known for his unwavering campaigning against driven grouse shooting through his controversial group Wild Justice, the outspoken broadcaster was exclusively quizzed about his hard-line views on not only country pursuits but complex issues such as moorland ecology.

In addition, Chris has also written an exclusive essay for Fieldsports Journal in which he calls for a truce, once and for all. He wants both sides to stop fighting and start co-operating. He has devised a plan which addresses raptor persecution, lead ammunition, predator control, shooting endangered legal quarry, the release of gamebirds and the use of snares. Chris is frank and open, and you will devour his words and may even share some of his sentiment.

There is also a weighty feature on how trophy hunting saved the almost extinct markhor, plus saltwater fishing in the Seychelles and barbary partridge shooting in the Atlas mountains that will help satisfy your aching wunderlust. The Duchess of Rutland has penned an insightful piece about how Belvoir shoot will be adhering to government guidelines following CV19, and a Danish shooter shares his experience of using only steel shot since lead was banned in 1996.

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