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BASC Gamekeepers’ Fair celebrates 40 years

This weekend sees the 40th BASC Gamekeepers’ Fair taking place at Catton Park, Derbyshire. From 16-17 April, the traditional sporting estate of Catton Park will play host to the fair, which showcases the best in gamekeeping, shooting and fieldsports, with

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UK Game Fair unites gun trade

The biggest names in shooting, fishing and hunting are signing up to exhibit at the UK Game Fair, taking place 22-24 July at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. With manufacturers, distributors and retailers in the shooting industry all keen to get

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Viking Arms trade day returns

Viking Arms is hosting another of its trade events at Swinton Park in North Yorkshire, 22-23 May. The trade-only event, which the Gun Trade News team attended in 2015, serves as a platform for Viking Arms to launch its new

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On Air: Brand Management

Airgun Shooter editor, Nigel Allen, looks at how branding is becoming an important part of the airgun industry. The word ‘brand’ is one of those corporate buzzwords that has changed in its application down the years. Derived from the iron-branding

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Money Talk: A spectator’s view

Roger Williams takes stock of the latest headlines and deduces what we can conclude about the UK’s current economic situation. Keynes, the famous British economist, once said in rebuttal: “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you

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EU firearms proposals revised

The gun trade continues to scrutinise the possibility of European intervention after shooting organisations and a British MEP worked together on a new version of Europe’s firearms law proposals. But the proposals will continue to be revised before being made

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RSPB accused of distorting moorland data

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has come under fire for allegedly misrepresenting data on moorland management to further an anti-grouse shooting agenda. In a damning review of the RSPB’s interpretation of scientific research the report says:

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Trade Secrets: SETAC

Are gun dealers failing to comply with firearms laws, explosives regulations and health-and-safety requirements? Danny Kay of SETAC tells GTN what pitfalls retailers commonly fall into – and how to avoid them Everyone knows the gun trade is constricted by

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Home Office revamps firearms licensing

As of 1 April changes have been implemented to the firearms licensing process that include notifications of firearms ownership for doctors. These changes come in response to recommendations put forwards by coroners, medical professionals and the Independent Police Complaints Commission

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How’s Business: British Shooting Show

On the Sunday afternoon of the British Shooting Show, as traders were starting to pack up, Jessica Hanson asked exhibitors to weigh in on the weekend. It’s usually a good rule of thumb that the British Shooting Show, based at

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