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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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Scottish Government Ignores The Evidence on Fox Flushing

The Scottish government has announced plans to bring forward legislation that will “seriously compromise effective pest control in the country,” according to the Countryside Alliance. Rural Affairs Minister Mairi Gougeon has proposed a limit of two dogs for flushing and shooting

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Rural Communities Support Foxhounds

Over 250 hunts gathered at Boxing Day and New Years Day meets as they were celebrated by the farmers and landowners on whose land they protect livestock, game and other ground nesting birds. This support is contrary to the League

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