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The Fieldsports Bucket List

hawk, buffalo, partridges, tarponIs 2019 your year of trying something different? Or are you simply searching for new and exciting adventures with rod, rifle or gun in hand?

Well, here are 10 ideas – five from the UK, five from further afield – to help you start planning a memorable sporting year...

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Glenprosen Estate – Angus Glens

glenprosen frontIn the face of much uncertainty in Scotland, some rural landowners are continuing to plough significant investment into sporting estates, says Will Pocklington. And the Glenprosen Estate is a glowing example of just what can be achieved.

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The modern sporting agent

sporting agenciesThe opportunity to sample fieldsports at home and abroad is best facilitated by a sporting agent, says Nick Hammond who explores an ever-changing market which relies on trust, integrity, and relationships on the ground.

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Danby Shoot – North York Moors

danby shootOff the back of a widespread poor breeding season for the king of gamebirds, Will Pocklington visits a grouse moor in the North York Moors adapting well to the many curveballs thrown its way.

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A family affair

partridge shootingForget bag size, extreme-range birds and overages, for one family in south Lincolnshire it’s the company that counts.

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Brimpsfield Park – Cotswolds

brimpsfield_park_frontRichard Larthe established Brimpsfield Park shoot in the Cotswolds in the early 1980s, but now, following his untimely death in 2015, the time has come for his two sons, Henry and Archie, to take over the reins.

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Molland Shoot – North Devon

molland_frontThe trouble with reputations is that they must be upheld. With this in mind, Marcus Janssen travelled to the revered Molland Shoot in North Devon to see if it lives up to all the fanfare.

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Rhug – North Wales

rhug_frontThe fact that you’ve probably never heard of Rhug Shoot in North Wales is remarkable, says Marcus Janssen, who reflects on one of the highlights of his season.

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Whitfield – Northumberland

front_whitfieldStratospheric pheasants may not be everyone’s bag, says Mike Barnes, but if you do want to be tested by birds at the very limit of a shotgun’s range, then Whitfield in Northumberland would be a good place to start.

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