To do this week
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is giving one lucky person a day’s driven grouse shooting for eight people at Mar estate in the Cairngorms. Tickets to enter the prize draw cost £40 for a book of 20 and you can enter at po.st/gwctdraw. The draw is on 10 December, with proceeds supporting the work of the GWCT.
The Countryside Alliance (CA) has launched a new podcast series called Voice of the Countryside, hosted by head of shooting Liam Stokes and press officer Rachel Smedley. Each episode will delve into topical rural issues, with analysis from the CA team. Available to download now on Soundcloud or to listen to online at po.st/capodcast1.
It is hard for a film to evoke the beauty and unique ethos of shooting grouse over HPRS, but Russell Hird’s new DVD does it brilliantly. Shooting Times’s Editor Patrick Galbraith has been lucky enough to shoot with Russell twice on Lewis and says the film took him right back to tramping over those moors, which he counts among his happiest sporting memories. Dog Days in the Hebrides is a beautiful celebration of the Lewis landscape and should be on every Christmas list for those who love their sport truly wild. Available to buy online at www.hebrideanfilms.co.uk for £15.99.