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Ticket sales for The Game Fair 2021 soar

As life returns to normal, the green wellie brigade is gearing up for The Game Fair, taking place from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 July at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, like never before! With some much-needed light at the end

Top things to see and do at The Game Fair 2021

After last year’s cancellation, The Game Fair 2021 will be bigger and better than ever this summer, the wide array of family-friendly features and attractions ensuring that there is something for everyone. Returning to familiar territory, Europe’s largest outdoor countryside festival will

Latest auction news for June and July

It’s Bonhams’ turn to put in a powerful performance this month, with its May auction making sales from £50 to nearly £50,000, as Diggory Hadoke reports Bonhams dominated the gun auctions calendar in May, with the biggest sale of the

Interviews

Elite Optical’s Stuart Grant interview w/ Mat Manning

Theoben has long been absent from the British scene but that’s about to change. Mat Manning talks with Stuart Grant of Elite Optical as the business prepares for the next chapter in the brand’s history. The news of Elite Optical

GTN interview: Game Fair’s James Gower

James Gower is the dynamic presence behind the Game Fair, our most eagerly anticipated country event. He tells Steve Faragher what to expect this year, and how they overcame uncertainty. SF: I’ve never been to The Game Fair before. Tell

Interview: Tania Coxon of The Country Girls UK

After the success of The Country Girls UK in such a short space of time, we caught up with founder Tania Coxon to talk about the group’s rapid growth and how they’ve adapted during the pandemic. Membership has grown very

Comment

How will the gun trade fare as lockdown eases?

It’s been a long and difficult journey, and our first impulse as we recover may be to drown in beer, but Stuart Farr counsels caution as we re-enter ‘normality’. I, like many of you, had my first jab recently. A

The legal challenges faced by the gun trade during the pandemic

As the fallout from Covid enters the courtrooms of the country, Stuart Farr reports on two major cases that might impact your business, and looks ahead at more litigation to come. Those quintessential aspects of trade and commerce—shaking hands on

The future of deerstalking

Al Gabriel offers a glimpse into the dystopian future of deerstalking. The year is 2051. A deerstalker enters an open field on what used to be the edge of dense woodland in the south-west of England. He operates an unusual

Market Opportunities

Best clay shotguns – top choices at all price points

Our roundup of the best clay shotguns available at all price points Caesar Guerini Magnus Sporting The Magnus Sporting pulls off the trick of looking lithe while remaining a chunky gun to handle. The stock and schnabel fore-end are a

Top airgun slug picks w/ Mat Manning

As slug ammo continues to take the airgunning world by storm, Mat Manning takes a look at some of the better-known brands that are leading the charge. About a year ago I flagged up the fact that slug ammunition was

best rifle scopes for less than £1,000

We take a look at 10 of the best rifle scopes on the market for less than £1,000. Hawke Frontier The Frontier range of rifle scopes offers a wide choice of models boasting supreme accuracy for all hunting applications. The

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