Shooting Gazette - - News - Martin Pud­difer, edi­tor

Is it October al­ready? I’m re­ally not sure where the year has gone. There again, I al­ways say that to the team here at Shoot­ing Gazette HQ. We start work on a par­tic­u­lar issue a good few weeks be­fore it hits the shelves or lands on your door­mat so, for ex­am­ple, while we were toast­ing the start of the grouse sea­son on Au­gust 12 we were al­ready busy­ing our­selves with pheas­ants and the thought of slightly chill­ier, slightly darker days in the field. Don’t you just love them?

We’ve in­tro­duced the first of a num­ber of new fea­tures in the magazine from this month, not the least of which is the Shoot­ing Gazette Rec­om­mends prod­ucts show­case. We hope you will find it a use­ful guide to the new­est and best-sell­ing prod­ucts on the mar­ket, help­ing you to make the right choice for what­ever this time of year will throw at you - and let’s face it, in this coun­try that could be any­thing! We’ll also be talk­ing to the trade in a sec­tion ded­i­cated to un­earthing pearls of wis­dom from those in the know, and pos­ing some search­ing ques­tions in Un­der the Coverts.

Else­where in the issue, Robin Scott will be ex­plain­ing how a shoot goes from good to great, what­ever its size, and why it’s more than just about the sport and the ca­ma­raderie. Rod­er­ick Emery will be mus­ing over how the shoot­ing com­mu­nity can do more to in­crease the amount of game be­ing con­sumed each year, and stick­ing with the food theme, Amy Bates will be dis­pens­ing the odd tip or three about how to re­boot your shoot lunches. They’re one of the high­lights of the day af­ter all, so why not give your guests what they re­ally, re­ally want this sea­son? We all hope you en­joy the issue.

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