The seasonality and diversity of our fieldsports is integral to their beauty. By their very nature, the array of activities which have us yearning to spend time outdoors take us to some magical places.
August marks the start of yet another game shooting season, and where better to be than amongst the heather. That said, there is much sport to be enjoyed, from lowand or hill stalking to fishing a UK chalkstream or a Cuban saltflat.
The August/September 2018 issue of Fieldsports celebrates this diversity in all its glory...
A year in the life – Tarquin Millington-Drake details a year on the moor for what is arguably the most iconic of all game species – the red grouse.
Eat what you shoot – Looking to organisations and passionate game chefs for inspiration, we amass a smorgasbord of simple but sublime gamebird recipes.
Travelling back in time – Shooting parties have travelled to the moors in many a manner over the last couple hundred years, as David S. D. Jones explains.
The game Shot's checklist – No nonsense, easy-to-follow words of wisdom for the season ahead, from Simon Ward.
Glorious Fourstones – David Egan revels in the laid-back, family-orientated atmosphere of the Fourstones shoot in the Forest of Bowland.
Dall kingdom – At the mercy of rain, fog, snow and terrain far better suited to cloven hooves, Lady Katie Percy ventures to Alaska in pursuit of dall sheep.
The state of play – Six of the UK’s sporting and conservation organisations offer an insight into the various issues and challenges currently at the fore.
A fitting history – Mark Crudgington offers a fascinating insight into the development of gun fitting as we know it today.
25 years in paradise – He’s fished in saltwater from Australia to Cape Cod, cast a fly in a million spots the world over, but few destinations exert a more powerful pull on Matt Harris than Jardinas de la Reina.
With Respect – If obedience and ‘respect’ begin to slip in the home, says Ben Randall, cracks will soon begin to show in the working environment.