FROM THE EDITOR
Much as we’d like to we can’t be out in the field all of the time and if you’re in the same boat fear not, there’s plenty to get your teeth stuck into in this month’s issue of Shooting Gazette.
We have shoot reports from Kedleston in Derbyshire, a shoot that has come on leaps and bounds since a new team took it on last year; there’s also Cricket St. Thomas, a shoot where the birds will, if you will excuse the pun, hit Guns for six over some cracking ground in Somerset.
Elsewhere in this issue, David Whitby is examining what Guns on the ground should be thinking about when raising their barrels – or not as the case may be – to beautifully presented high birds. What is too high in your book? Meanwhile, The Back Gun is pondering our relationship with the animal kingdom while John Clements presents a thought-provoking insight into how shooting terminology enriches us – and can even get us into the odd jam when shared with the outside world.
There are also reviews of the Rizzini RBEM de Luxe and Toyota Land Cruiser Invincible, interviews with gunmaker Carl Russell and Lord Forester from the Willey Park Shoot in Somerset. Add this to page after page of comment and advice on everything from batty gundogs to pigeon migrations – there’s even room for advice on which whisky is right for your post-shoot refreshments – and there’s more than enough to see you through until December. We are having a great season so far and hope you can say the same. Enjoy the issue.