The Field Magazine – December 2014
The black art of late grouse
It requires art to outwit these wary birds, says Antony Milbank
River’s Hall renaissance
Idyllic Constable countryside and good company impress Elizabeth Walton
Shotguns built by the county maker
Provincial gunsmiths, by Bill Harriman.
Great guns remembered
Michael Clayton recalls red letter days enjoyed with horse and hounds.
Tobias Coe’s dream of catching mahseer in South-East Asia becomes reality.
The wheel of Fortuna
Luck or fate, muses Johnny Scott
The courtly love of pets
Johnny Scott charts the dog’s rise from tool to companion in mediaeval times
Young guns shoot challenge
Win a day’s simulated game-shooting
Saints for “pagans”
From fishing to brewing, there’s a saint for every country activity, says Ed West.
The Claus are out
It’s a natural phenomenon – swarms of Santas, as Janet Menzies explains.
Thea Jourdan assesses the contents of a modern woman’s jewelry box
Nicholas Storey has a nose for snuff
Passing of the passenger
Erol Fuller charts the fate of the pigeon
Could pheasant become a staple in the curry-house, asks Emily Arbuthnott.
Suet doth a pudding make
Hattie Ellis describes classic rib-stickers
On tour with the British Rifles
In 1907, Britain took on the world at shooting, recounts Richard Hopton