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British Game Alliance Takes Off

Established to act on the behalf of the shooting community, the British Game Association (BGA) will officially launch in April aiming to promote the consumption of game and secure the future of the industry. The not-for-profit organisation is headed up

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Licensing Lottery

      Lincolnshire police and GPs are pursuing an official policy of charging extra for a shotgun or firearms licence – and shooting groups won’t put up with it Confusion over what individuals should pay for a gun licence

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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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Banks slammed for anti-shooting prejudice

Anti shooting prejudice rears its head in the financial sector, but common sense prevails.

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A Tale of Two Antis

The evidence submitted in advance of the grouse shooting debate was an odd sort of affair, as Colin Fallon found

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MEPs express concerns over “poorly drafted” EU amendments

The European Parliament has had its first meeting to discuss the proposed amendments to the EU Firearms Directive. Shooting representatives have hailed the meeting as a promising first step, with the majority of MEPs expressing concerns over the amendments’ impact on

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New firearms laws on the horizon

New firearms laws are to come to parliament as part of the Policing and Crime Bill, signalling the government’s willingness to listen to the Law Commission’s firearms law report. A number of the amendments suggested by the Law Commission in

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Law Commission suggests wildlife law overhaul

The Law Commission has published an extensive report entitled ‘Wildlife Law’ and a draft legislative Bill incorporating the recommendations set out in the report. The news has been met with caution by shooting and gamekeeping organisations, which have expressed concern

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Countryside Alliance job opportunity

The Countryside Alliance is looking for a digital marketing and communications officer to join its team based in London. The successful applicant will work closely with the organisation’s political, media and campaigns team to deliver digital communications, including social media

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LAG letter confirms anti-lead conclusion

A letter from Lead Ammunition Group chairman John Swift to DEFRA secretary of state Liz Truss has confirmed the conclusion of the group’s final report – and provoked heavy criticism from leading shooting organisations. The letter, dated 3 June 2015,

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