• Enter the 2018 Leica competition

    The 2018 Lady’s Wood Challenge

    ladys wood challengeThe qualifying period for the annual Lady’s Wood Challenge (sponsored by Hull Cartridge and Fieldsports Magazine) opens on May 1 and runs until July 27.

    Entries are invited between Tuesday to Friday each week for £55. And, during the qualifying period, whoever has the highest score at the end of each fortnight will win a year’s subscription to Fieldsports.

    The ‘Super Final’ will be held on Friday, August 3 at Lady’s Wood Shooting School, where finalists will compete for a peg on a 200-bird day at a private high-bird shoot in Gloucestershire.

    To book your qualifying round please call 01454 294546 or visit www.ladyswood.co.uk

     

    Shooting

    Don't overlook the obvious

    simon wardGunfit, gunmount, footwork, timing and follow through are all paramount to good shooting, but if due attention is not paid to the other variables on a shoot day, says Simon Ward, you might find yourself walking back to the gunbus feeling nonplussed.

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    Arbury Hall – Warwickshire

    Arbury shootDavid Egan takes a step back in time and joins a team of Guns at Arbury Hall in Warwickshire for a truly memorable day's shooting.

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    Gundogs

    Gundogs: the seven sins

    seven gundog sinsIt’s rare to make it through the shooting season without encountering at least a few poorly behaved gundogs, but some bad habits and issues crop up more than others. Ben Randall considers the most common problems and how to prevent or resolve them.

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    Rescued, rehomed, recruited

    rescue dogsDespite a bad start in life, with the right approach, rescue dogs can make capable working partners. Will Pocklington joined dog trainer Jonathan Roberts and his team of unlikely recruits to see for himself.

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    Latest features

    Venison haunch with roast potatoes and broccoli

    Venison haunch with chargrilled tenderstem broccoli, chestnut puree, roast potatoes and a red wine balsamic reduction

    A sumptous dish perfect for the colder months, from Mark Whittaker, head chef at the Angel Inn, Petworth.

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    The only way is essex

    the only way is essexThough a county renowned for its so-called reality TV stars, there is still great sport to be enjoyed deep in the heart of rural Essex, says Matt Kidd. Especially when armed with a fly rod.

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