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Liverpool ignores ‘clear, sound evidence’ and condemns shooting sports

BASC has condemned Liverpool City Council’s decision to pass an anti-shooting motion as a gross misrepresentation of the shooting community. BASC put their case out in defence of the shooting community in an effort to change the minds of those

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Auction view: Lots more to come!

Diggory Hadoke reviews the latest sales across the popular auctioneers and shares his expectations for upcoming auctions  Southams kicked off September with a sale on the 12th at their spiffy new location in Bedford. The catalogue extended to 168 pages

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The GTN news round-up

These are the stories from the shooting industry you might have missed in the last few weeks… Lawrie Bags BASC Award Shotgun Coach Lawrie Stewart was labelled “inspiring” as he overcame strong competition to win BASC’s Shotgun Coach of the

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Calls To Review Gamebird Guidance

BASC is preparing to engage in a Defra review on the way in which the release of gamebirds on or near protected sites in England is managed following a proposed legal challenge. Defra has said this will not result in

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BASC to challenge ‘misinformed’ anti-shooting motion at public council hearing

In the latest development of BSS Liverpool’s cancellation, BASC has accepted an invitation from the Mayor of Liverpool to address the full City Council and speak against an anti-shooting motion.  The motion, which is due to be debated and voted

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BREAKING: BASC condemns Liverpool’s “woeful” rejection of BSS event

Liverpool City Council’s public attack on shooting, which led to the Liverpool Exhibition Centre terminating its contract for a British Shooting Show event in September 2020, has been labelled “woeful”, “unfair” and “misinformed” by BASC, the UK’s largest shooting association. BASC

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Licence fee concerns quashed

There’s relief in the shooting community as it appears that the government has taken stakeholders concerns regarding proposed firearms licence fees on board.  Fees outlined in a government response published by Home Office consultation are 58 per cent lower than

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Great British Shooting Awards: Shortlists revealed, Voting open NOW!

The shortlists are out for the second Great British Shooting Awards, and voting is now open. The awards have grown this year, and now span 15 categories, with the shooting public able to vote in 14 of them. As with

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Countryside issues matter to Labour, BASC rural reception told

Shadow DEFRA minister David Drew MP told a rural reception at Labour’s autumn conference that uncertainty caused by Brexit risks damaging the British countryside.Speaking at the reception hosted by BASC and the Angling Trust at the conference in Brighton, he

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BASC urges members: “Have your say on general licences”

BASC is urging members to take part in a 12 week public survey launched today by environment secretary Theresa Villiers as part of a planned review of general licences to manage wild birds in England. Defra (the Department for Environment,

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