IN as­so­ci­a­tion WITH alan paine

Shooting Times & Country Magazine - - LETTERS -

The win­ner of Let­ter of the Week will re­ceive an Alan Paine Ayl­sham Fleece Waist­coat. Warm and prac­ti­cal, it is ideal for colder days in the field and avail­able in sizes S-5XL. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.alan­paine.co.uk. Colour de­pen­dent on avail­abil­ity. can be reme­died by mak­ing a quick search of the in­ter­net. J. Lewis, by email

The Ed­i­tor re­sponds: It’s funny that peo­ple for­get how very ver­sa­tile game — all game — can be. For the Prince’s favourite recipe, visit po.st/powcrum­ble. Other books with great ideas for game in­clude Shoot­ing Times con­trib­u­tor Tim Mad­dams’s Game: River Cot­tage Hand­book and Jose Souto’s Game Larder se­ries, among oth­ers. un­con­cerned by her shoot­ing some farmer’s do­mes­tic ram.

If she can­not tell the dif­fer­ence be­tween a farm an­i­mal — shorn this sum­mer, so not a wild or feral sheep — and a wild goat, per­haps she should cur­tail her hunt­ing tourism un­til she learns quarry species iden­ti­fi­ca­tion.

What a pity the farmer who owns the an­i­mal didn’t en­counter the “stalk­ing” party. I’m sure we would have seen some re­ally in­ter­est­ing pho­tos had that oc­curred.

By the way, the best way to “stalk” a do­mes­tic sheep is not to wear cam­ou­flage and wield a ri­fle; shak­ing a bucket of feed cubes will see them come run­ning and wrench the bucket from your grip. N. Mchugh, by email

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