Why We Shoot: Mike Morton on his love for airgunning

Airgun Shooter editor-in-chief Mike Morton explains what it is about the sport that’s managed to keep him hooked for more than forty years Why do I shoot? I’ve been asked that question many times over the years, almost always from

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Stuart Farr discusses crowdfunding’s impact on shooting

Stuart Farr investigates a potent weapon of the campaigner’s arsenal, crowd funding, and asks if its use could create further legal dilemmas down the line. It perhaps goes without saying the shooting industry has been the subject of an unprecedented

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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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Simulated game shoots

In the first of a new series exploiting innovation and new ways of having fun with guns, Clay Shooting’s James Simon tries out a simulated game shoot and reports on the phenomenon. Simulated game shoots are, as the name suggests,

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How will field sports do during the recession?

Roger Williams suggests that UK field sports have the strength to weather the recently announced recession, and are well placed compared to international rivals. The UK has suffered a 20.4 per cent decline in output during the second quarter of

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Underfunded countryside at risk

Rise in litter other issues is a result of underfunding, according to campaigners. An unprecedented rise in litter, damaging fires and ‘fly-camping’ across the English countryside is partly a result of the government spending less than £2,000 a year over

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The Game Fair announces new investors

The Game Fair, Britain’s longest-running countryside event for shooting, hunting, fishing and country pursuit enthusiasts, has new investors. Dubai-based World Media Group Ltd, has acquired a stake in the company that owns the much-loved festival of the countryside.   WMG’s

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Why the countryside can’t operate under Packham’s flag of peace

So, Chris Packham wants a truce. He wants to be shooting’s friend and offer us a way to salvation; a way out of the troubles he insists are leading us down the path to our own destruction. Or is he

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BASC’s Gamekeeper of the Month for August – Ian Sleightholm

BASC’s next Gamekeeper of the Month is head keeper Ian Sleightholm from Bolton Castle estate. Ian talks about the reasons behind his decision to become a keeper, what he loves about his profession the most and why he would encourage

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The Game Fair moves dates to July 2021

Under guidance by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, The Game Fair will now not take place on the September 2020 dates as planned. “It is with great regret that I have had to make this decision” said

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