Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd The Field is a monthly glossy magazine dedicated to those brave souls who shoot, fish and hunt way beyond the call of duty. Since 1853, its staff has selflessly brought its readers the cream of rural life, be it pheasant shooting, dry-fly fishing or the distinct merits of Cheval Blanc. If you love field sports, errant terriers and very foxy friends at hunt balls, The Field is for you.
Time to remove the ‘but…’ • With the fieldsports we love under threat as never before, the time has come to look for an answer to the increasing number of voices calling for action, says Editor Alexandra Henton
Eat venison to preserve biodiversity
Lockdown puppies need new homes
One good deed…
To do this month
Grey partridge under threat
Re-wetting the Dales
SPORTING WAGERS Cheltenham • 16-19 MARCH 2021
BIRDS TO SPOT • Skylark Alauda arvensis
Kit to covert • Our monthly guide to everything notable in the field for sporting enthusiasts and those keen on country life
A very English exodus • It’s been confirmed: COVID-19 has triggered an escape to the country, the new arrivals seeking fresh air and open spaces rather than pigsties and prime arable acres, says Rupert Bates
Country estate of the month • EAST WOODBURN, HEXHAM, NORTHUMBERLAND
Six of the best: Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex
Home entertainment • Auld acquaintance won’t be forgot, say Neil and Serena Cross, despite the absence of monteria in Spain this year. But will Cheltenham still provide that rite of passage into spring?
On a wing and a prayer • Sixty-seven UK birds are now on the Red List of Conservation Concern – that’s one in four. But the dawn chorus will not be silenced on our watch
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Peaknaze: conservation and common sense • Land managers and gamekeepers have protected the Peak District’s precious habitat for centuries. To reduce the risk of wildfires, their voices must be heard
The heroes of conservation • Many inspiring projects have been launched by those with a love for the land, aimed at halting biodiversity loss and improving habitats
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
Will the curlew cease to call? • This delightful wader, now a red-listed species, is disappearing from our shores. What must be done to halt this decline?
Britain enjoying the crane attraction • After centuries of absence, these spectacular birds have firmly returned to England, a remarkable conservation success
WHERE TO SEE CRANES
The best of our gundogs • It was a strange season but, more than ever, our gundogs proved their importance in our lives. Now you can reward those exceptional achievements
Hooked whi le young • Who says fishing is uncool? It is the ideal sport for the young and the young-at-heart – and the perfect way to find peace
Forrad on to a brighter season • While languishing in lockdown, consider how you can lend support – and make a bucket-list for brighter days
Adapt training to suit the circumstances • Shoot days and field trials have been deleted from the calendar but that’s no reason to allow your gundog training to lose focus
A KEY PERK OF THE JOB • Is tied accommodation a brilliant fringe benefit in uncertain times, or a relic of days gone by?
RIFLES, THE FACTS AND THE FICTION • From John Buchan’s adventure novels to Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, rifles have given British literature some of its most memorable passages
Country estate • THE BEST GUNS, DOGS, BOOKS, ART, WINE, FOOD AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MAKES LIFE WORTH LIVING