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The new game shooting season is almost upon us and the August/September issue of Fieldsports Journal looks ahead to the adrenaline-fuelled excitement that is grouse shooting. Inside we look at its history, Simon Ward gives advice on how to shoot your best from a butt and control the nerves, and a piece with three industry figures considers if our standards are high enough within the sport and assess what can be done to improve them.

With conservation a key focus of the issue too, we share the first instalment of a three-part series on grey partridge conservation on the Northumberland Estate, the results of the inaugural Holland & Holland Conservation Bursary Scheme, while Julia Stoddart assesses the term ‘Natural Capital’ and how it could affect fieldsports.

British broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Paxman also returns to look back at a former Foreign Secretary obsessed with fishing, and we have coverage on Goliath tiger fishing in Africa as well as rooster fish and mahi-mahi. Closer to home we have summer sea bass on the fly and mouth-watering recipes from chef Mike Robinson including sea trout sashimi. We also track the evolution of one of the greatest names in gunmaking – James Purdey & Sons – and share a detailed study on gundog vision.

Inside this issue you will find plenty of late-summer sport with rod and gun to kick off the new season.

 

About Fieldsports Journal

Fieldsports Journal is a country pursuits bi-monthly of unsurpassed quality with an emphasis placed on the finest game shooting, fishing and hunting both in the UK and abroad. Each issue delivers a stunning, collectable journal of editorial features, topical news, opinion, products and comment, all accompanied by world class photography, in a timeless but contemporary design.

Our commitment is to quality. Fieldsports Journal is printed on thick 110 gsm, sustainably-sourced, hand-selected paper. Using an elaborate sheet-fed print process, the pages have best-in-class colour fidelity, contrast and sharpness to display award-winning, world-class photography and features.

Fieldsports Journal is the first magazine in the UK country pursuits sector to be delivered in a recycled, recyclable cardboard box. Caring about the environment we enjoy so much for our sport matters deeply to the publisher Fieldsports Press Limited, who has turned its back on single-use polywrap plastic for distribution, most of which ends up in landfill.

As the largest of its kind in Britain, Fieldsports Journal offers significantly more editorial in each issue than any other. With an exacting reputation garnered since 2006, Fieldsports Journal is the new voice of country sports. No extraneous fillers, outdated frills or irrelevant fancies, just unequivocally great fieldsports content.

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World class contributors

Each journal delivers reams of hunting, shooting and fishing articles from passionate sportsmen and women.

Sustainability at heart

Fieldsports is the first publication in the UK country pursuits sector to be delivered in a recycled, recyclable cardboard box.

With readers in mind

Each 196-page issue is brimming with dedicated content for the discerning game Shot, fly fisher and hunter.

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