Countryside Alliance

Super Markets For Game Meats

A Countryside Alliance study is backing the game meat market for growth in the coming months. Their research shows that although the majority of people have never bought game meat, most are not against doing so. The polling showed that

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RSPB feel burden of proof

A gamekeeper accused of killing two peregrine falcons has had his case dismissed after the judge ruled that footage filmed by the RPSB was inadmissible as evidence. District Judge Jane Goodwin criticised the organisation for conducting covert surveillance in the

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May The False Be With You

Caroline Roddis explores the dark side of American media and its battle with fake news… How good are we as an industry, as responding to false allegations made in the media? Personally, I don’t think we’re doing a smashing job.

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Rural Oscars Champion Game

The 2017 Countryside Alliance Awards, also known as the Rural Oscars, whittled down over 11,000 nominations into five category winners on 25 April. Environment Secretary Gove was part of a judging panel which included; Waitrose Food Editor and Masterchef Judge,

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Airgunners’ Pet Peeves

Recent issues surrounding incidents of cats being shot with airguns have led to a Home Office airgun review. However, the review has left shooters worried that further restrictions on airgun use in England and Wales would be “disproportionate” and “bad

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Hunting acquittals rise

Joint-master of the Portman Hunt, Evo Shirley, has been acquitted of charges of illegal hunting, being found not guilty of offences under the Hunting Act 2004 at Poole Magistrates Court on 14 March. Tim Bonner, chief executive of the Countryside

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GPs Say: Cough Up

A Home Office ‘betrayal’ over who pays for a certificate applicant’s medical report means shooters will have to pay more to keep their guns… THE PRICE OF SHOOTING IS SET TO INCREASE ONCE AGAIN after the Home Office u-turned on

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RSPB opens raptor hotline

The RSPB has launched a confidential ‘Raptor Crime Hotline’, specifically linking grouse shooting to raptor crimes in doing so. Aiming to help whistle-blowers within the countryside sports industries to come forward with information about illegal raptor killing, the organisation has

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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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