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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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Schöffel Country officially partner with Le Chameau

Specialist country clothing brand Schöffel Country and heritage bootmakers, Le Chameau are pleased to announce they have made their partnership official. Le Chameau has been acquired by outdoor clothing brand Bradshaw Taylor, who are also the parent brand of Schöffel Country. Bradshaw Taylor Managing

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CORONAVIRUS: BASC asks Home Office to support firearms licensing during pandemic

Tens of thousands of firearm certificate holders could be at risk of breaking the law as the coronavirus outbreak restricts police resources, according to BASC. The UK’s largest shooting organisation is aware that police forces are starting to divert officers

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Behind the scenes: Key moments in Alan Paine’s history

Gun Trade News meets up with James Hinton and Kam Sahota of Alan Paine to discuss some of the most decisive moments in the company’s recent history. When GTN last spoke to Alan Paine, the brand was marking its 110th

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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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