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James Chapel MRICS

James Chapel MRICS

James Chapel is a qualified Chartered Surveyor who had several years working for a national practice before joining JM Osborne & Co. James also heads up the William Powell Sporting Agency organising and hosting over 200 days shooting a year for clients throughout the UK and overseas, including Spain, Morocco, Majorca, South America, as well as fishing in the UK and abroad. James uses that experience to give unrivalled advice on shoot improvement matters.

  1. MOLE – THE 1000 DAY DOG

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    A glimpse into the life of a Sporting Agent’s dog     Mole was my first Labrador and, although my family have always had a number of dogs, he was also my first proper gun dog. I lead a very Read the Rest…

  2. MOLE – 1000 Day Dog

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    Mole was my first Labrador and, although my family have always had a number of dogs, he was also my first proper gun dog. I lead a very enviable life in that I run the William Powell Sporting Agency based Read the Rest…

  3. Fog: The Spectre at The Feast!

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    In the run up to Christmas it seems to be the case in most shooting seasons that the weather changes from either wet and blustery (or in 2016 dry and relatively still) to foggy mornings which are hopefully then cleared Read the Rest…

  4. 2016/17 A Season to Remember!

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    Although there were some disappointing reports from parts of Scotland the 2016 grouse shooting season started for all at William Powell on a really positive note with great shooting from the off at Bransdale in North Yorkshire and Knarsdale in Read the Rest…

  5. The Art Of Double Gunning

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    Ever since the advent of breech loading shotguns with cartridges became available to game shooters and driven game shooting first really took hold over 150 years ago, the use of a pair of guns rather than just a single one Read the Rest…

  6. Grouse 2016: Moor Records Tumble!

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    The 2016 grouse season certainly started with high hopes for moor owners on both sides of the Scottish Border with good healthy stocks of grouse over wintering in relatively strong conditions despite fairly mild weather at that time of the Read the Rest…

  7. Partridge Shooting Season

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    Up until about twenty years ago those enjoying and able to afford driven game shooting in the United Kingdom followed a fairly set programme of events. In August and possibly early September they were to be found on the grouse Read the Rest…

  8. 2015/16 Sporting Season

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    The 2015 grouse season started amidst some confusion as to exactly what numbers of grouse some moors really did have! It quickly became apparent that in England the western moors had few if any grouse to form much of a Read the Rest…

  9. Which Shotgun Cartridge ?

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    Suggested Shotgun Cartridges for Driven Game Shooting in the UK  Cartridges choice is one of the most frequently discussed topics in shooting. There are no hard and fast rules within certain parameters, but the following are our suggestions based on Read the Rest…

  10. 2014, the “Golden Age of Grouse Shooting”

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    The 2014 season began with the headlines very much filled with talk of Bulgy Eye in Grouse and its likely effect on the numbers for the forthcoming season.  Various Moorland Estates monitored their breeding pairs and then as May led Read the Rest…