Countryside Alliance

Rural Communities Support Foxhounds

Over 250 hunts gathered at Boxing Day and New Years Day meets as they were celebrated by the farmers and landowners on whose land they protect livestock, game and other ground nesting birds. This support is contrary to the League

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Staying On Point

‘Rules on buying and selling knives are under review by the Government, with plans afoot to crack down on some items being delivered to customers. But could the changes actually present some terrific opportunities for retailers? Over the last couple

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Fox Control Laws Ineffective

The first ever scientific study into the use of dogs to hunt foxes in the UK, published in the Wildlife Society Bulletin, concludes that the law in England and Wales makes controlling foxes less effective and imposes a longer duration

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Breaking The Mould

Plenty can change in 190 years. All bar six of the 44 US Presidents have taken office in the years succeeding 1828. Britain meanwhile, has seen eight monarchs and 53 Prime Ministers in that time. It was back in 1828

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A LAC Of Perspective

There seems to be a growing sense that ‘something needs to be done’ about technology. I don’t just mean the (entirely justified, in my view) middle class pre-occupation with children’s screen time, but a sense that something needs to be

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Passing The Buck

‘A government minister who wrote to environment bosses calling on them to ban shooting on its land has said her request did not bind them to doing it. Hannah Blythyn has since been accused of ‘shifting the blame’ for the

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Treason and Plot

Remember, remember. The fifth of November marks the anniversary of the infamous gunpowder plot. The tale of sabotage is a cornerstone of British history; but not enough to deter the latest wave of demonstrators from their attempts to destroy another

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Welsh U-Turn Sparks Fury

A recent letter by the Minister for Environment declaring that the Welsh Labour Government does not support shooting has led to consternation across the shooting community. MP Hannah Blythyn wrote to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to inform the group that

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View From The Valley

Will calls to reform the Firearms Licensing Department in the Dyfed Powys Police, how are businesses in Wales responding? Ollie Harvey explores… Dyfed Powys Police have been urged to reform their firearms licensing department with immediate effect, affecting shooters and

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Game Of Two Halves

Clay Shooting Magazine recently explored the possibilities of televising different disciplines of shooting. Naturally, Skeet and Trap are more camera friendly than Sporting, but filming any kind of targets can be an emotionless and disengaging experience. A big Sporting shoot

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