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Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Its the Glorious Twelfth


Today, the 12th August is commonly referred to in shooting circles as "The Glorious Twelfth", the day that the shotgun comes out the cabinet, in anticipation of a day on the grouse moor as the season for shooting Red Grouse officially opens.

The 12th of August is one of the busiest days on the shooting calendar with many scottish estates hosting Grouse shooting for parties who have waited months on the day arriving.

Shortly after the Glorious 12th comes the opening of the Game Season for pheasant and partridge being the 1st September, although most shoots only start shooting pheasant towards the end of October when the birds have fully feathered.

We recommend you visit Wikipedia for further information on the Grouse species.

Red Grouse image courtesy of www.irphoto.co.uk

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Countryman's Weekly Product Review


The Aerial Assault is a revolution in clay pigeon shooting and is available online and in store at dealers in Europe.

It is ultra smooth, and efficient and comes complete with an upgradeable 50 target auto feeder to throw out targets with every press of the foot pedal.

The Aerial Assault will provide consistent 100 yard clay targets one after the other and you will only have to stop shooting to top up the clay stack.

There are a range of upgrades available including an Auto Wobbler kit, capacity increase stacks and wireless radio remotes.

A Wobbler Kit upgrade presents real life shooting situations with random incoming and away shots, as well as fast quartering and passing shots. It seamlessly mounts to the Aerial Assault and takes the place of the pivot mount.

The Aerial Assault Automatic trap is priced under £500.

For more information contact the Countryman's Weekly, or Scott Country's website at http://www.scottcountry.co.uk/





New Recipe Leaflet from BASC aims to boost Game Consumption


A new leaflet filled with great game recipes has been launched by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

The leaflet, the third in the series, has been produced as part of BASC’s Game’s On initiative and features recipes for venison, pigeon, duck and pheasant.

Over 100,000 copies of this leaflet will have been distributed at country shows and sent to game dealers, restaurants and pubs by the end of the year. The leaflet has received backing from TV chef Mike Robinson, who fronts the Game’s On initiative and is sponsored by Glenfarclas Whisky. Over 500,000 leaflets have been distributed by BASC to promote game meat since the launch of the Game’s On initiative.

BASC director of operations, Simon Hamlyn, said: “This new recipe leaflet is another example of BASC helping to increase the popularity of game. British game is wild, healthy and local. These are attributes that more and more people consider important when choosing what they eat.”

Sales of venison, pheasant and grouse soared 46 per cent to a market value of £57 million from 2004 to 2006. Sales are forecast to increase by a further 47 per cent by 2011 and to be worth £84 million (Mintel 2007).

For more information please contact the BASC press office on 01244 573031.

We recommend that everyone involved in the countryside be it shooting or countryside management, joins BASC

Visit the BASC Membership site for more details.



Tuesday, 5 August 2008

www.scottcountry.co.uk

Hello, this is our first blog entry.

Its been suggested that we provide reviews, product tests, and basically information of new innovative products that we think might be of interest to you.

Ed Rivis, web maestro also suggests that Blogging is a good way of providing customers with in depth info on subjects and topics that arent directly related to selling a product.

Our aim with this blog is to give you info on the latest developments in the shooting world, reviews of fantastic new products, and up to date info on the world of country pursuits such as links and info in changes in legislation, and information pages from associated companies and agencies such as BASC, NOBS etc

Thanks for reading

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