Fieldsports Journal - issue 3

There’s no doubt the much-anticipated stint of camaraderie, excitable dogs, soaring birds and crisp days in beautiful landscapes seems to go all too quickly every year, but there’s so much to look forward to come the beginning of February. The opportunities are endless – the scope for sporting adventure is great.
 
Throughout its 194 pages, the February/March 2019 issue of Fieldsports celebrates, explores and considers a number of options, from wild boar shooting in Germany to March brown hatches on UK rivers, and capercaillie stalking in the Swedish tundra to pike fishing in the Baltic Sea...

Whatever your sporting passion, we've got it covered: We hear from celebrated hunter Franz-Albrecht zu Oettingen-Spielberg in an exclusive, first of its kind interview about wild boar shooting; an in-depth study of African swine fever; renowned deer biologist and Chairman of the British Deer Society Professor Rory Putman shares his thoughts on all things deer; Lord James Percy offers his perspective on the greed that jeopardises game shooting; and Marcus Janssen considers ‘big fish fever’ – the fly fishing affliction that takes no prisoners...
 
Including comment, opinion and advice on a rich panoply of subjects from raw diets for dogs and fibre wad cartridges, to woodland management for game and wildlife, and addressing bad habits our gundogs may have developed through the course of the season… and much, much more… You won’t be disappointed!

Issue highlights:

• A wild boar shooting masterclass with Franz-Albrecht zu Oettingen-Spielberg
• A look at the evolution of the modern-day sporting shotgun
• An in-depth study of African Swine Fever
• Pike on fly in the brackish waters of the Baltic Sea
• A day’s shooting in Cumbria with George Digweed MBE, Will Ashby and co. 
• How to make the most of March brown hatches
• An interview with renowned sporting artist Keith Sykes
• Gundog diets in focus
• A Swedish capercaillie stalking experience