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The winning images of the Leica Fieldsports Photographer of the Year 2019 competition.

Now into its sixth consecutive year, the Leica Fieldsports Photographer of the Year competition has cemented itself as the industry’s most hotly contested photography competition. With seven categories – Big Game, Fishing, Game Shooting, Gundogs, Hunting to Hounds, Miscellaneous Sport and Scotland – and the largest ever prize fund of £7,500 (including cash), we saw entries surge past previous records. However, with an increased number of entries comes an even harder challenge for our...

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Issue VII – Guest Edited by Peter Glenser QC

A new direction for the title.

Volume II of Fieldsports Journal celebrates its first anniversary by taking on another exciting new direction by handing the reins over to a guest editor for the very first time. In the chair for the October/November issue is former Chairman of BASC and lifelong country sports enthusiast Peter Glenser QC. Throughout the issue there are a number of topical opinion pieces, one of which Peter shares what are, in his view, the biggest threats to our sports and the country way of life which are...

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Five reasons to visit Fieldsports Journal at The Game Fair

Along with endless shopping lists, people to see, food to try and demonstrations to watch, here is just a handful of the many reasons to stop by the Fieldsports Press stand (N1501) at The Game Fair at Hatfield House (26-28 July).

1. Take home the latest copies of Fieldsports Journal – including the August/September grouse shooting special hot off the press – along with the full range of our new sister titles Gundog Journal and Scottish Sporting Journal.     2. Enjoy driven boar shooting in a virtual world, hosted by Aim Point with their innovative VR system which will be set up on our stand. Plus, should you set the highest score of the day, you will be rewarded with a first place prize of a...

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Launching at The Game Fair

Ten exciting new products for the country sports enthusiast that are set to steal the attention at at The Game Fair 2019.

With more than 900 exhibitors, The Game Fair is one of the biggest shopping events of the year for the countryside sector. Returning this year to Hatfield House in Hertfordshire from 26–28 July, the annual festival of the Great British countryside is a perfect platform for retailers to launch new products. Here, are 10 favourites… Brogue Ankle Boots – from The Spanish Boot Company £245 Tan in colour and featuring a Goodyear-welted leather sole and brogue detailing, these boots,...

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General Licences – an update

29/04/2019

On Tuesday, 23 April, following a legal challenge by activist group Wild Justice, Natural England (NE) suspended three general licences (GL 04/05/06), under which 16 bird species could be legally controlled in England. Since then, there has been much confusion in the fieldsports community about what this means and how the situation is being rectified. The ability to control several species of wild birds – including carrion crows, magpies and woodpigeons – to prevent serious damage or...

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Leica Fieldsports Photographer of the Year Competition

Now into its sixth year, the definitive annual photography competition for the fieldsports industry is back, and with seven categories and £7,500-worth of prizes – including cash – it is bigger and better than ever! 

From the ethereal flutter of a mayfly dun at first light, a roaring stag stood proud above a craggy Cairngorm horizon to a woodcock scything through the frozen January air… part of the allure and magic of all of our country sports is, unquestionably, the imagery and inherent beauty associated with them.  It is our aim to unearth the outstanding photography that showcases the very best of our country sports both in the UK and further afield. It also aimed to highlight the talent that is...

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The right thing to do...

Fieldsports is the first country pursuits title to send out publications in recycled, fully recyclable cardboard packaging. Owner Simon K. Barr shares his thoughts.

As a lifelong consumer of countless hunting, shooting and fishing magazines from around the world, the wanton waste in the publishing sector doesn’t sit well with me. My first step since acquiring Fieldsports was to swap the magazine’s plastic polywrap cover for a recycled and fully recyclable cardboard envelope. Yes, this increases cost, but as a dedicated and focused country pursuits publisher, we genuinely care about our environmental footprint.     We are a team of...

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Fibre for fieldsports

We launch the ‘Fibre for Fieldsports’ (#fibreforfieldsports) campaign, which aims to completely phase out the use of plastic wad cartridges for game shooting.

Did you know that two plastic cartridge wads are equivalent in weight to a standard plastic carrier bag? In line with recent efforts at Fieldsports to go about our business in a more responsible and sustainable way – swapping plastic in our supply chain for recyclable alternatives wherever possible – comes the launch of the ‘Fibre for Fieldsports’ (#fibreforfieldsports) campaign, which aims to completely phase out the use of plastic wad cartridges for game shooting. As responsible...

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