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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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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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