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The Field Gun­dog Awards

Our in­au­gu­ral Gun­dog Awards, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Skin­ner’s Pet Foods, were launched in the June Field and en­tries are flood­ing in. Whether your gun­dog is the finest com­pan­ion to smalls, the most out­stand­ing re­triever or the naugh­ti­est in the field, all are el­i­gi­ble. Belle is an early en­trant for Best Fam­ily Gun­dog. “Belle has adapted to life bril­liantly in a busy fam­ily house­hold with two small young chil­dren and an old chi­huahua.” En­tries close 1 Au­gust.

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The Berke­ley brow­band

Spot­ted at Bad­minton, a dis­tinc­tive brow­band unique to one hunt. We asked Field­ers to iden­tify the pack and the Berke­ley was the an­swer. The su­per keen even recog­nised hunts­man Michael Stokes’ mount, Mickey. The Berke­ley is the old­est pack in the coun­try and still fam­ily owned. The yel­low coats with green col­lars worn by the Masters and hunt staff rep­re­sent the out­door liv­ery of the Berke­ley fam­ily, while their mounts have yel­low brow­bands.

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Sum­mer pick­ing

Retriev­ers must re­trieve. For gun­dogs, the river­bank is no re­place­ment for the field come sum­mer­time but it does have its di­ver­sions. Field­ers were amused by work­ing clum­ber spaniel Max’s sum­mer pick­ing prac­tice while ac­com­pa­ny­ing his owner fly-fish­ing on the River Avon. “The rainbow trout was dead, float­ing on the far side of the pool I was fish­ing. He couldn’t re­sist it, swam across the pool, re­trieved the trout and de­liv­ered it to hand.”

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A ma­jes­tic quarry

Stalk­ing and shooting a ca­per­cail­lie is a on­cein-a-life­time op­por­tu­nity. Rosie Nick­er­son’s fea­ture in the May Field had read­ers tak­ing to Face­book to share their ex­pe­ri­ences.

“Prob­a­bly one of my best shooting ex­pe­ri­ences ever,” de­clared Michael von Forstner, who bagged his bird in Lan­gau, Salzburg. “When he fi­nally turned into a good po­si­tion, I used the 5.6x50r Mag with a soft­point bul­let. Dam­age was min­i­mal.”

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Sport­ing Dianas

Our Sport­ing Dianas col­umn launched with Field top shot and cover star Ser­ena Wil­liams de­scrib­ing her child­hood on Caer­hays Es­tate, pis­tol-shooting in The Pony Club and tak­ing a gold-medal boar. “We re­cently stayed at the Caer­hays lodge; def­i­nitely on my bucket list for an in-sea­son trip,” said one Fielder. “Ex­cel­lent shot and works for a brew­ery; my kinda woman,” said another. Turn to page 133 for the fourth in­stal­ment of the col­umn.

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Res­i­dent pheas­ants

Twit­ter Field­ers loved this pic­ture of the ini­tial hatch at Mil­ton Abbey School Farm. The school rear mainly black­neck pheas­ants with an aim to re­lease enough birds to host seven driven days. “The pupils do the en­tire rear­ing, hatch­ing, feed­ing, man­age­ment and med­i­ca­tion regime.”

MICHAEL VON FORSTNER

EMMA MAKIN

@OAKMAN18

@MILTONABBEY

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