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Bailout fund for Scottish fieldsports

A £1 million Scottish Country Sports Tourism Restart Fund has been made available, and affected businesses have been able to apply for help. The fund, which was jointly developed by the Scottish Government, VisitScotland, British Association for Shooting and Conservation

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Wild Justice suck money out of conservation efforts

The shocking cost of defending Wild Justice’s failed attack on the General Licences in Wales has been exposed by our sister publication Shooting Times. The anti-shooting campaign group brought the action in the hope of having the licences declared ‘unlawful’

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Behind the scenes at The Airgun Show

With over 40 million views on YouTube, the Airgun Show has become one of the hottest properties on the platform. Steve Faragher went along to chat with the show’s star Mat Manning and find out more The Airgun Show has

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Great British Shooting Awards: Meet the Judges!

With just hours left to submit your trade nominations, we meet the judges for the 2021 Great British Shooting Awards You have until 23:59pm tonight to submit your trade nominations. To do so, just follow the link below: https://www.futureevents.uk/gbsa-nominations/begin Sam

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Scotland’s general licences ‘largely unchanged’ in 2021, says BASC

The UK’s largest shooting organisation has welcomed the publication of Scotland’s latest general licences, which came into force on 1 January 2021.   The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) said the three key licences utilised by practitioners to

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BASC clarifies advice on shooting during lockdown

What should shooters do during lockdown? BASC is advising members that, in light of government providing greater clarity on the new Covid regulations in England, activities such as wildfowling, deer stalking and rough shooting are now allowed as a form of exercise

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Are deer management targets achievable without thermals?

In his first column for GTN, Dr Al Gabriel, BASC council member, molecular biologist at Newcastle University and keen deer stalker, wonders whether thermals are really a good thing, and whether he could hit his deer management targets without them.

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New research confirms major socio-economic importance of grouse shooting

A groundbreaking new study has highlighted that grouse shooting delivers significant socio-economic benefits, affirming its place as a much-valued upland land use. Commissioned by the Scottish Government, the research shows that grouse shooting sustains many jobs and delivers high levels of

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BASC responds to publication of new General Licences for England

BASC is advising members that Defra has today published three new general licences for the shooting and trapping of certain birds in England. The new general licences, which come into effect on 1 January 2021, provide the legal basis for

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BASC Ladies’ Star of Shooting awards 2020 open for nominations

With three categories and some fantastic prizes, nominations to the annual BASC Ladies’ Star of Shooting awards have opened. In recognition of outstanding contributions and support to ladies’ shooting the awards enter their fourth year. Owing to their growing success the 2020

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