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Learning to Shoot, Digweed Style!

Move over Percy Stanbury, George Digweed is teaching the instructors at EJ Churchill to pass on his world-beating technique, and Clay Shooting’s James Marchington has the exclusive. Ask any shooter who they want to shoot like, and nine times out

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UK will not ban lead, says insider

Insider sources have suggested that DEFRA is likely to rule in favour of lead shot and reject the Lead Ammunition Group’s calls for a phase-out of lead-based ammunition. No official response has been made to the LAG report, but the

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Oxford lead report “distorted”

The UK’s major shooting organisations have spoken out against a report published by the University of Oxford, which claims that 100,000 wetland birds are killed annually by lead poisoning and recommends a complete ban of all lead ammunition – with

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LAG decision some way off

Despite half its members having resigned, the Lead Ammunition Group is still meeting and publishing minutes – the latest of which reveal that we are hardly any closer to a final decision on lead shot. Commenting on DEFRA’s peer review

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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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‘Second report’ crushes LAG credibility

Ex-members of the LAG team up to deliver alternative report to DEFRA

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Austria scraps lead ammunition ban

It has been reported that the Austrian government has abandoned plans to phase-out lead ammunition

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Countryside Alliance representative resigns over LAG’s “abuses of process”

Sir Barney White-Spunner of the Countryside Alliance has resigned from the Lead Ammunition Group

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Lead shot future in doubt

Emails between Defra and Lead Ammunition Group members reveal that the group is set to recommend a “phase-out and eventual elimination” of lead shot in the UK.

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BASC fights against three-year lead ban plan

The international Commission of Migratory Species has called for lead shot to be phased out within three years.

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