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.
Replacing the Hunting Act • It has been a disaster both for rural hunting communities and animal welfare; now is the time to pick up the hammer and fashion its replacement, as Rob Williams explains
Field in focus
Red squirrels poised for recovery?
BGA now open to smaller shoots
One good deed…
To do this month
Gunsmiths rally for mental health
Practical solutions for partridges
The Grand National
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Kit to covert • Our monthly guide to everything notable in the field for sporting enthusiasts and those keen on country life
The rub of the green • An increasing amount of environmental jargon risks alienating those who need to engage with the climate change agenda, says Rupert Bates
Country estate of the month • HIGH BROADWOOD HALL, NORTHUMBERLAND
Six of the best: Devon & Cornwall
Savouring the spring • April is an enchanting time to be in England, say Neil and Serena Cross, one anticipating stalking roe buck and the other a slightly unusual egg hunt
A perfect par tnership • A gundog’s role does not begin and end on shoot day. The partnership seen on the peg is just one incarnation of this magical alliance
Small wonders • The size of our terriers is no indication of bravery or personality, each one bred as the ideal opponent for its intended quarry
Caerhays, where colour and sport collide • The Cornish estate is as famous for its rhododendrons and magnolias as it is for its excellent shoot
The ways of the cuckoo • It’s the herald of spring and one of the most distinctive voices in the dawn chorus, but the cuckoo is as devious as it is clever
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How to master rolling your own rods • Many people tie their own flies but have you considered building your own rod? It’s not as difficult as you might imagine…
Season in the sun • Much like a torrid affair with a new mistress, summer jumping is as thrilling as it is short-lived
First in Arms • The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry – now part of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month – has long included notable figures and a sporting reputation
Time to try the catch of the day • Buying fresh, seasonal, locally caught fish is sustainable and supports Britain’s fishing industry. So why not give megrim, pollock or gurnard a go?
FISH COUNTER INTUITIVE
And all because… • Britain’s Quakers were denied access to the professions in the early 19th century, they turned to industry – including chocolate
Private ceremony to public pageant • Ten years ago this month, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married before the world – but royal weddings weren’t always such universal affairs
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THE FIELD GUNDOG AWARDS 2021 • Entrants for Gundog Photograph of the Year,...