Why we shoot: Stuart Farr on the law in the shooting industry

Our resident legal expert, Stuart Farr, is a partner at Taylors law firm and welcomes contact from people in the industry with a problem that needs solving. Although I welcomed the opportunity to write an article based around the theme

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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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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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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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