The gift of sport
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