Not much highlights the relentless passing of time like the end of another game shooting season. It seems hardly a fortnight ago that we were digging out moleskins and breeks from the back of the wardrobe with a flutter of excitement and anticipation for the first day of the season. And yet here we are on the other side of January, slowly nearing spring with (hopefully) a gamebook full of memories made in the meantime.
Because that's what it's all about, really, making memories. Our country sports afford us special experiences that will stay with us long after any outlay in terms of money or effort have paled into insignificance.
So this is exactly what we set out to showcase in our new issue of Fieldsports; just how good we've got it, whether you're an angler, game Shot, rifle shooter, all three, or simply love the country way of life and all that it entails.
In our February/March issue, we celebrate all that we have to be grateful for, and must strive to conserve and protect for the future – both in the UK and further afield. We urge you to join us!