conservation

Conservation: how to avoid 2021’s corvid control trap

Dealing with common predators is a tricky issue under the system of general licences says Mike Swan in an article that first appeared in Shooting Times. With the season all but over, my mind as usual turns to planning for

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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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Sir Geoffrey Clifton Brown MP – GTN Interview

The MP for the Cotswolds, Sir Geoffrey is chair of the influential all-party parliamentary group on shooting and conservation and a keen shot himself. We caught up with him to hear his opinion on the current state of shooting in

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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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