Monthly Archives: March 2015

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Sporting Profile: A.P. McCoy

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One of jump racing’s most legendary figures has announced his retirement at the end of the current season, although it could come sooner. That’s because A.P. McCoy has gone further than just announcing his retirement, but has also said he’ll stop “there and then” if he wins the Grand National at Aintree on April 11. Continue Reading →

What’s On: March 27th, 28th & 29th

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With spring in full swing, there’s no excuse not to be out and about in the countryside this weekend. Here’s our guide to the best sporting events taking place over the next couple of days.

The GWCT — saving British wildlife with love

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The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust does an awful lot to protect and conserve our countryside, but how exactly does it go about it? We’ve been given an insight this week, thanks to an interview The Field has done with the Trust’s Chief Executive Teresa Dent. Teresa has made it clear to the magazine how it’s Continue Reading →

Hartpury victorious at annual Gamekeeping College Clay Shoot

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A team of four student gamekeepers representing Hartpury College were able to fend off competition from 22 other teams, representing 11 colleges, to win the British Association of Shooting and Conservation’s annual Gamekeeping College Clay Shot. The teams from colleges based all over the country shot at 320 targets, with each gunman facing 80 clays Continue Reading →

All about: Aigle

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Over the past few months we’ve been taking a close look at some of the fine brands we stock here at Fur Feather & Fin, and this week we thought we’d take a look at Aigle. Aigle was originally known as the Compagnie du Caoutchouc Souple, which translates to the Flexible Rubber Company, and was Continue Reading →

Five of the best Irish Whiskeys

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In light of St Patrick’s Day occurring this week, we’ve decided to talk a look at five of the best Irish Whiskeys.

How to spot the signs of spring

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The signs of spring are all around in the countryside — but what should you be looking for? As adults, we’re all delighted to see the first signs of spring, but we know what we’re looking for. In a bid to encourage young children to become ‘spring spotters’, the Woodland Trust has launched a new Continue Reading →

BASC Council elections approach

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As representatives of the countryside, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) plays an important role in managing our rural areas — which is why it’s important to make sure it accurately represents the people who live and work in those rural areas. As a result, regular elections are held to determine who sits Continue Reading →

Royal Berkshire Shooting School to hold shooting workshops

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The Royal Berkshire Shooting School will be holding a series of shooting workshops, called “Young Shots Go Really Wild”, for children aged between 10 and 18-years-old during  the 2015 school holidays. The courses will be conducted by full time shooting instructors and are designed to act as an all-inclusive introduction to shooting. However, this should Continue Reading →

Ambitious plan to reintroduce wild Lynx to UK gets mixed reception

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Ambitious plans to return wild lynx to areas of the UK have had a mixed response from the countryside. The lynx could be set to return to some parts of Britain more than 1,300 years after it was last seen here, as part of a ‘rewilding’ project. The big cats are known as the ‘Keeper Continue Reading →