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Shoot clothing business for sale

Bob Parratt, the successful mail-order countrywear business, is for sale due to retirement.

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Vacancy: Gunroom assistant, William Evans

Gunmaker and high-end retailer William Evans is advertising for a person to assist in sales at the gun room at its Bisley location.

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New EU resolution recognises conservation realities

The European Parliament voted on 15 November to adopt a resolution on the EU Action Plan for nature, people and the economy, which was adopted by the parliament this year following a review of their Birds and Habitats Directives. The

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Death by Consultation

Gun Trade News reports on government policy reviews into legislation affecting airguns, antique guns, MARS actions and .50 cals

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Harrier troubles

A hen harrier tagged by the RSPB went missing near a grouse moor on 12 August, reigniting the war of words between the charity and shooters. The RSPB’s Ian Thomson was quoted by the BBC saying the bird: “joins the

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Green light for Steyr

The National Ballistics Intelligence Service has confirmed that the Steyr LP50 pistol is not a Section 5 or Section 1 pistol, and therefore its use can continue. NABIS had confiscated LP50s and parts from the headquarters of Steyr UK earlier

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EU report revives shadow of lead ban

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has tabled new proposals for a blanket ban on lead ammunition on wetlands. The proposal would restrict not only shooting with lead shot in wetland areas, but also carrying it. This has led to the

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The Big Guns

It might be one of the biggest names in the shooting world but Browning is still looking to push the envelope. GTN travels to France to find out what form their ambition takes

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Grouse-shoot licensing petition escalated to Cabinet Secretary

The Scottish parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee met on Tuesday 23 May to discuss a petition from Logan Steele, lodged on behalf of the Scottish Raptor Study Group, which describes itself as, “A network of…

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