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Great British Shooting Awards 2021 are BACK!

Future Field Sports are proud to announce the third annual Great British Shooting Awards!  The Awards aim is to give recognition to the products, organisations and people that make our industry tick. From cartridges to clothing, the awards will represent

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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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Why We Shoot: Future’s new pro-shooting campaign

Launching on 2 November 2020, Why We Shoot is a new collaborative campaign between all the print and digital brands within the newly expanded Future fieldsports portfolio. Why We Shoot aims to raise awareness of the positive ripple effect and

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RSPB must give shooting due credit if dialogue is to succeed

Ian Danby, BASC’s head of biodiversity, considers the RSPB’s announcement today about its year-long review of shooting. At last year’s AGM, the RSPB said it would review its policy on shooting and today it announced its verdict. Their response to

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Invasive Species: Government backs BASC

The Government’s response to its invasive alien species consultation aligns fully with BASC’s dedicated work to manage species such as the grey squirrel, muntjac and Egyptian goose. The Government’s aims outlined in their response are to control any current wild

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CORONAVIRUS: Advice on shooting activities in England

BASC and other rural organisations have updated their advice for shooting, work on shoots and pest control in England following the government’s latest changes to the regulations for fighting Covid-19.  We must stress that these changes have been made in

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The Great British Shooting Awards – all the winners

It was a great event on Saturday night after the British Shooting Show, and just in case you missed it, here are all the winners from the Great British Shooting Awards. Shooting Apparel of the Year Deerhunter Pro Gamekeeper Jacket

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New deer management report presents ‘mixed recommendations’

A ‘hardened’ approach is needed for deer population management in Scotland including high cull targets and more rural stalking jobs, a report published in January claims.  The report, published by Scottish Environment LINK, an alliance of organisations involved in land

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BASC partners with the Great British Shooting Awards

BASC have announced that they will sponsor The Great British Shooting Awards as a Ceremony Partner. The UK’s leading shooting and conservation group will sponsor the ceremony as well as the Gamekeeper of the Year award. With over 155,000 members,

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This month’s movers and shakers

The latest in trade changes and opportunities in wildlife conservation. The Gun Trade Association have announced the appointment of Ben Tolhurst as Marketing and Communications Officer.  Ben will be responsible for communicating with media outlets, attending trade shows, providing marketing

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