The Transformation of Lowland Game Shooting in England and Wales in the Twentieth Century: The Neglected Metamorphosis

  title={The Transformation of Lowland Game Shooting in England and Wales in the Twentieth Century: The Neglected Metamorphosis},
  author={John Martin},
  journal={The International Journal of the History of Sport},
  pages={1141 - 1158}
  • John Martin
  • Published 1 May 2012
  • History
  • The International Journal of the History of Sport
Scant attention has been devoted to game shooting, an activity regarded neither as a mainstream sporting nor an agricultural activity. This article seeks to address this omission by undertaking a detailed critique of the main changes which have taken place in the organisation of lowland game shooting since the iconic era of the great shoots in the Edwardian period (1901–1910). In particular, it will investigate how a minority sport, which was traditionally regarded as the exclusive preserve of… 

Is shooting a sport? The outline of sport shooting in Poland as a subject matter of the sociology of sport

The main goals of this text are to answer the question of whether sport shooting should be treated as a sport and to convince readers that shooting can be an interesting subject within the sociology

Sport, tourism and history: current historiography and future prospects

Until comparatively recently historians of tourism have largely paid little attention to sport, despite its historically important role as a major tourist attraction. The essay begins with a brief

‘K is for Keeper’: the roles and representations of the English gamekeeper, c. 1880–1914

Abstract The gamekeeper was an important but controversial presence in the late Victorian and Edwardian countryside. Admired by some for his skills in woodcraft and deep understanding of nature, for

How many gamebirds are released in the UK each year?

  • J. Madden
  • Environmental Science
    European Journal of Wildlife Research
  • 2021
Large numbers of gamebirds (pheasants Phasianus colchicus, red-legged partridges Alectoris rufa and mallard Anus platyrhynchos) are released annually in the UK to support recreational shooting and these figures are markedly lower than previous published estimates.

Pheasant release in Great Britain: long-term and large-scale changes in the survival of a managed bird

Increased fox abundance, genetic and behavioural changes arising from the rearing process, and increased shooting in late winter as possible causes for the observed decline in releasing efficiency are highlighted.

Does small‐game management benefit steppe birds of conservation concern? A field study in central Spain

In Europe, hunting and game management are centuries‐old activities that have had profound effects on the landscapes and the biodiversity they support. Game management is a potentially important tool


The 10m Air Gun Shooting in Sri Lanka has produced a third highest number of Olympians in Sri Lanka. This research study has discovered the challenges of 10m Air Gun Shooting among elite junior level



The Poacher: A Study in Victorian Crime and Protest

A study of the Victorian poacher raises several points of interest for historians of nineteenth-century society. First, he was such an ordinary figure, an accepted and normal part of rural life. In

English landed society in the twentieth century

Acknowledgements I 'The Diminishing Vistas of that Other England' II The Dark Colours of Mourning, 1914-18 III The Burdens of Estate Ownership IV Fast Living and Feudalism, 1919-39 V Dark Days of War

The Country and the City

As a brilliant survey of English literature in terms of changing attitudes towards country and city, Williams' highly-acclaimed study reveals the shifting images and associations between these two

Monitoring gamebird abundance and productivity in the UK: the GWCT long-term datasets

Because of the economic importance of gamebirds, land owners and game managers have long been interested in monitoring local abundance and productivity through counts and bag statistics. The National

The Development of Modern Agriculture: British Farming since 1931

List of Tables List of Figures Preface by Tom Blundell Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction British Agriculture in the 1930s The Second Food Production Campaign The Role of the State