Monthly Archives: January 2015

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The history of the MacNab Challenge

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With 2015 now under way there may well be some people who have already ‘bagged a MacNab’ this year, and there are certainly many more aiming to do so. So to celebrate that fact we thought we’d take a look at what the MacNab challenge is, and where it has its roots. The challenge is Continue Reading →

What’s On: January 30, 31 & February 1

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With one month of the year already gone by have you made the most of your free time in 2015? If you haven’t, or if you have but want to do more, why not take a look at what’s on this weekend? We’re putting together a weekly snapshot of country events taking place over the Continue Reading →

2015 Big Farmland Bird Count set for start

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The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has launched its annual Big Farmland Bird Count. The count, which is organised in association with the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) and Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF), takes place between February 7 and 15 and will see those taking part settling in for half hour stints recording Continue Reading →

Shooting Census 2014 findings reported

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With 2014 now well behind us it’s interesting to look at how the year passed, and we’re able to do exactly that with the help of the Strutt and Parker Game Shooting and Fishing Census results. The rural property consultants were commissioned to conduct a census which examined who is attending shoots, where and why, Continue Reading →

What’s On: January 23, 24 & 25

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After a few weeks of rest at the start of January after a busy Christmas period do you feel like it’s time to get out and about? If so, why not head to any one of these fantastic weekend events in the country!

Gun-Puppy No.2 — Part 1

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Shooting and Gundog expert Richard Reeve writes regular expert blogs for us, and in his latest he discusses the process of acquiring a gundog puppy: Bruce is now 2.5 years old, and my partner has decided to get her own dog which she will be using for occasional beating and picking up — though the Continue Reading →

Grey Squirrel cull planned

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A plan to cull Grey Squirrels across the UK has been announced by DEFRA and the Forestry Commission. Following a recent review which revealed more could be done to control the invasive Grey Squirrel population, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced how it plans to cull large numbers of the Continue Reading →

Badminton 2015 tickets go on sale

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Tickets for this year’s Badminton Horse Trials are now on sale. The world famous equestrian event has started selling tickets for its 2015 edition following a hugely successful 2014, when the event was voted the best horse trials of the year. Sponsored by Mitsubishi Motors, Badminton Horse Trials will take place from 7-10 May this Continue Reading →

Golden Button Challenge returns

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A fantastic equestrian event is set to provide a Valentine’s Day thrill in Gloucestershire this year. The Golden Button Challenge is back next month and it’s likely to have equestrian adrenaline seekers headed for the banks of the River Severn. The cross-country ride is styled on an original steeplechase and is set to take place at Manor Continue Reading →

Shooting Industry awards invite nominations

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The 2015 Time Inc Shooting Industry Awards are only a few months away and the organisers of the competition are inviting nominations. The organisers of the event, which will take place at the Mercure Brandon Hall near Coventry on May 14, want to know — is your local gunshop or shooting ground is the best Continue Reading →