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Antique firearms law changes 22 September 2021

The Government is changing the law to make it harder for criminals to access firearms. Owners of firearms which were previously classed as antique will require a firearms licence for them from Wednesday 22 September 2021 when the antique firearms law changes.

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How will climate change affect fieldsports?

Following that damning IPCC report, Al Gabriel wonders how climate change will impact on the sports we love and the natural order of life in the UK. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) last month produced a report, based

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Le Chameu raises over £28,000 for the Prince’s Countryside Fund

Le Chameau have today announced that £28,022 has been raised for The Prince’s Countryside Fund thanks to the ‘Imperfects’ initiative, which saw 10% of the money from the sales of boots being donated to the cause. Le Chameu’s campaign, known as the The Imperfects

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Top 10 things to do at The GWCT Scottish Game Fair 2021

A spectacular celebration of conservation and the countryside for over three decades, The GWCT Scottish Game Fair, sponsored by NFU Mutual, will return to Scone Palace in Perthshire this year from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 September, for its 32nd

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The Game Fair 2021 – unearthing hidden gems

Diggory Hadoke unearths hidden gems from the Game Fair, and from even farther afield. The Game Fair has to be the highlight of July, in fact, of the summer. Auctioneers, like the rest of us, were keen to get in

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New MD at John Rothery

Leading gun trade wholesaler and distributor John Rothery Wholesale has appointed Sean O’Driscoll as managing director. Sean has built up a wealth of experience within the shooting trade, previously as managing director of publishing company David Hall Publishing—where he also

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The debate surrounding grouse shooting

The debate on grouse moors was demanded by more than 100,000 people but, apart from offering the odd amusement at Labour MPs’ gaffes when discussing our industry, did it serve any purpose? Not really, reckons Caroline Roddis. I can never

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Fieldsports bodies maximise voice with Aim to Sustain

Aim to Sustain

Aim To Sustain launched at the Game Fair 2021, comprising BASC, the Countryside Alliance, the British Game Alliance (BGA), the CLA, the Game Farmers’ Association, the Moorland Association, the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation and Scottish Land & Estates. Liam Stokes, chief

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Stalking quarry pictures – the problem with social media

In a world dominated by social media, photos of quarry are stripped of context and used against us, it’s time to wise up, says Gethin Jones On 11 May, a media storm flared following the publication of photographs showing what

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Ammo shortage hits UK

Ammo shelves across the United States have been empty for months and now the shortage is affecting the UK, as our exclusive survey reveals. An informal survey conducted by Gun Trade News has revealed a major ammunition shortage across the

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