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The Fun of the Fair

Ian Harford is a man with many feathers in his cap. He is the MD of Realtree’s international operations, online TV presenter, content writer for brands such as Deerhunter, and honorary treasurer of the Gun Trade Association. Oh, and then

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Welsh Whitewash

Anti-shooting minister forces a ban on shooting on public land in Wales, throwing out a £45,000 consultation in the process Wales is set to stop commercial shooting on its public land in a dramatic u-turn that ignores the results of

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Leading The Way

One of the hot topics in field sports circles is the use of the lead shot in UK Wetlands. Jack Knott waded in on the issue to give the Countryside Alliance’s take on the rulings, regulations and knock-on effects for

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Going Underground?

Is relentless online bullying forcing your company to reduce its presence on social media and lose business as a result? New data reveals that the online bullying of shooters and field sports followers is far greater in both scale and

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CA Submits Member Evidence To Home Office

The Countryside Alliance has submitted a dossier of evidence to the Home Office team currently working on the medical procedures associated with firearms licensing, including case studies detailing the experiences of our members. Home Office Minister Nick Hurd requested this

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Return Of The ‘Rural Oscars’

The Countryside Alliance Awards, also known as the ‘Rural Oscars’ are returning for the 14th year and remain open for nominations. Considered the gold standard among rural businesses in England and Wales, the awards receive thousands of nominations each year

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Pride And Partridges

With an ever growing divide between shooters and antis, Caroline Roddis considers the media responses to the beginning of the 2018 grouse season. The weeks running up to the start of the grouse season are the time when most people

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Come Rain Or Shine

The Game Fair is estimated to bring record-breaking financial gain to the local businesses surrounding Ragley Hall. More importantly, traders were hoping to reap the same benefits. Ollie Harvey investigates the trade view of the event. During the heatwave building

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Let Battle Commence

Taking a break from GDPR we investigate why fox hunting continues to create a Brexit-esque divide in the UK  I’m writing this at a time when most of my days seem to be occupied by deleting or responding to emails

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Saved By The Bell

Following a turbulent spell for BASC, stability looks to have been restored. Gun Trade News met the new CEO, Ian Bell, who now leads the association forward… Nestled in the shadows of a scaffolded Big Ben, the Cinnamon Club restaurant

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