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Backing For Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust

Shooting and countryside organisations came together at the Game Fair to officially launch 2020 Year of the Gamekeeper – an initiative to support, raise the profile and ensure the future of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust (GWT). The multi-organisation initiative seeks

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GP Bills To Cost Shooters £48m?

A Home Office consultation published in July could land the shooting community with a £48 million bill for new medical arrangements in firearms licensing. Despite the fact that four years ago the same government negotiated an agreement under which no

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Movers and shakers

With changes at leading organisations across the shooting industry, GTN has an update on the new names to look out for  Eoghan Cameron has been elected BASC chairman following the association’s AGM in June. Eoghan has been on the council

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Looking ahead to the Game Fair…

As The Game Fair prepares to welcome trade and visitors to Hatfield House, we preview the biggest event in the fieldsports calendar Last year marked a momentous landmark for The Game Fair, as the show at Ragley Hall celebrated the

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Stuart Farr takes a look at the new general licences

Stuart Farr turns ‘mythbuster’ to challenge the ongoing ramifications of changes to general licensing. As news reaches our shores that Australia’s beloved national symbol, the Koala, is now on the verge of being “functionally extinct”, one might be tempted to

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Shooting chic

Is practical shooting rogue or vogue? Caroline Roddis takes on the tabloids to find out. I recently attended a lecture by George Osborne on his editorship of the Evening Standard. You’d be entirely right to question why I didn’t have

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Bennion bags BSYS High Gun

The next generation of shooting was on show at the British Schools and Young Shots Championship on Saturday 4 May, which culminated as Josh Bennion was crowned High Gun at event hosted at Atkin Grant & Lang. Smashing a full

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BASC thankful for Facebook support

BASC has welcomed Facebook’s decision to remove a post that targeted game farms. The post, by animal rights extremists, included a map of game farms and game rearing premises. BASC lodged an official complaint with the social media platform claiming

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Huge blow to English pest shooters as general licences are set to be revoked

Natural England has shocked the shooting community by announcing that three of the general licences in England, which permit the taking of pest bird species including pigeons, crows and magpies, will be revoked as soon as Thursday (April 25). This

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BASC seek a solution to plastic wads

Eley Hawk’s new Eco Wad was a popular draw for the environmentally-friendly shooter at the British Shooting Show, and now BASC have joined the cause by encouraging guns to recycle single-use plastics. As Outstanding Contribution to Conservation winners, BASC have

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