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The Really Wild Face of Fieldsports 2014: The Results

The results

In June this year, Fieldsports Magazine once again joined forces with Really Wild Clothing Company to find the Really Wild Face of Fieldsports 2014. Split into three categories – male, female and under 18 – the competition was aimed at individuals who appreciate and enjoy the country lifestyle and would make great ambassadors for the sports we participate in.

A stream of entries were submitted over the ensuing month, with more than 200 for the adult categories. An eclectic range of people from across the UK, and further afield, from all walks of life featured – keepers, anglers, farmers, game Shots, sporting clay Shots, gundog trainers, falconers, riders, hunt staff, vets, stalkers, fashionistas... All aspects of country living were covered.

Shortlisting the finalists was a gruelling process and after a huge amount of deliberation, taking both images and overall applications into consideration, we settled on our ten males and ten females to be revealed at the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace. Each finalist exhibited a passionate affiliation with the countryside and represented exactly what the competition set out to achieve.

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Getting the right message across

With the increased attention that country sports have had recently – in the press and on social media – the release of The Value of Shooting report from PACEC, which explores the economic, environmental and social contribution of shooting sports to the UK, could not be more timely.

If the damning results of the BBC's rural coverage review did not urge everyone in the fieldsports fraternity to sit up and take note of the light in which their pastimes, passions and livelihoods are being shown in the wider media, then the recent attacks by the RSPB and individuals like Dr Mark Avery, George Monbiot and Simon Barnes should certainly have set the alarm bells ringing.

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