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Shooting and rural organisations call for transition away from lead ammunition

Leading shooting and rural organisations have today announced they want an end to the use of lead and single-use plastics in shotgun ammunition for live quarry shooting within five years. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), British Game

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George Eustice named new DEFRA Secretary

In the latest cabinet reshuffle, George Eustice MP has been named as the new environment secretary. He replaces the outgoing Theresa Villiers as the head of DEFRA. BASC says the appointment of George Eustice MP signals the arrival of a

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Countryside Alliance “welcome” Government announcement on mobile coverage deal

The Countryside Alliance has said that they welcome the news that the Government is championing a £1 billion deal with the phone industry, in a much-needed bid to banish rural not-spots. The move would cement plans to give high-quality 4G

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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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GBSA shortlists set for October announcement

Future Field Sports, in Association with The Great British Shooting Show, have announced the second annual Great British Shooting Awards. Nominations for the 2020 shortlists closed on 31 August and will now be verified by the panel of industry experts;

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Movers and shakers

We’re bringing you a round-up of the latest appointments for the shooting market Last month, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has named Theresa Villiers as the new Environment Secretary, replacing Michael Gove in a DEFRA reshuffle.  Villiers is strongly pro-Brexit,

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General consensus

Pest birds are once again covered under a set of new general licences supplied by Defra; but how does the trade view the new legislation?  It appears progress has been made since Defra released three new general licenCes on 14

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Everything you need to know about general licenses

In the wake of the news three of the general licenses in England, which permit the taking of pest bird species including pigeons, crows and magpies, will be revoked as soon as Thursday, here is everything you need to know

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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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The justice league?

Caroline Roddis marvels at the superhuman efforts being made by Chris Packham and the rest of the ‘Wild Justice’ organisation. What with all this Brexit malarkey, scanning the news has never been more painful. I realise that by the time

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