There has always been a special bond between working dogs and their owners.
Former editor-at-large Robin Scott explores this in his article on page 114, where he wonders if our faithful hounds greet us when we pass on. To be honest, I am hoping to meet The Almighty or St Peter when the time comes, but I suppose my dogs might be less judgemental. Nevertheless, Robin’s piece is thought-provoking and, as always, we welcome your comments.
Another provocative article is David Turner’s exploration of which choke and cartridge combination works best for different types of shooting. Most of us go through a phase in our shooting careers where we obsess about chokes and shot load, thinking that there is a magic formula for a certain target or quarry species. However, David busts a few myths and helps us focus on what matters — shooting well. You can read all about it on page 56.
Finally, it was great to see so many of you at the Midland Game Fair and hear your feedback about the new-look magazine. It’s always encouraging to know we are doing something right. I was also glad to receive your suggestions about articles for forthcoming issues, so watch this space.
I hope you enjoy this month’s magazine and safe shooting!