The gift of sport

Shooting Times & Country Magazine - - FRONT PAGE -

About 10 days into my ed­i­tor­ship of

which be­gan just un­der two years ago now, I re­ceived a let­ter from an el­derly landowner wish­ing me luck with the mag­a­zine. “I used to look for­ward to it ar­riv­ing ev­ery week when I was away at school,” he wrote, “and I still look for­ward to it land­ing on the doorstep, all th­ese decades later.”

That af­ter­noon, the phone rang. It was a reader who in­tro­duced him­self plainly as “Keith from Hull”. He had also read the mag­a­zine for a long time and wished me luck, but re­quested we run more wild­fowl­ing fea­tures. I do hope Keith has been pleased by the up­lift in fore­shore con­tent. Af­ter all, fowlers are some of the best am­bas­sadors for field­sports go­ing. To me, those two read­ers epit­o­mise

It is the mag­a­zine for a var­ied group of peo­ple whose lives are largely de­fined by shoot­ing.

This year, up and down the coun­try, we have been de­lighted to have so many pos­i­tive con­ver­sa­tions about and next year we plan to go on mak­ing it even bet­ter. We would love to have you on board as a sub­scriber or, if you al­ready sub­scribe, why not give a sub­scrip­tion to some­one just get­ting into the sport? It would mean a lot to us to feel we’d been part of en­cour­ag­ing some­one to be­come part of our won­der­ful world. Fol­low Patrick on Twit­ter @pad­dy­c­gal­braith

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