deer stalking

Deer Management Qualifications Changed

During 2019, Deer Management Qualifications (DMQ) embarked on a review of all qualifications and assessments with a view to ensuring the standards and best practice associated with modern deer management were reflected in the requirements for successful achievement of the

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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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BASC clarifies advice on shooting during lockdown

What should shooters do during lockdown? BASC is advising members that, in light of government providing greater clarity on the new Covid regulations in England, activities such as wildfowling, deer stalking and rough shooting are now allowed as a form of exercise

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Scotland’s deer stalking sector under threat

A survey undertaken last month by the Association of Deer Management Groups (ADMG), Lowland Deer Network Scotland (LDNS) and the Scottish Venison Association (SVA) has found that if there is no let stalking this year for stags, hinds, roe bucks

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CORONAVIRUS: Advice on shooting activities in England

BASC and other rural organisations have updated their advice for shooting, work on shoots and pest control in England following the government’s latest changes to the regulations for fighting Covid-19.  We must stress that these changes have been made in

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Zeiss enter thermal imaging market

Zeiss Hunting Optics have announced they have entered the world of thermal imaging with the launch of the Zeiss DTI 3/35 Digital Thermal Imaging camera. With variable magnification, Zeiss Hunting App wifi connectivity, Video Recording, and Live Stream, Colour Palettes and

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New deer management report presents ‘mixed recommendations’

A ‘hardened’ approach is needed for deer population management in Scotland including high cull targets and more rural stalking jobs, a report published in January claims.  The report, published by Scottish Environment LINK, an alliance of organisations involved in land

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SNH supports out-of-season shooting

A Scottish Natural Heritage report has concluded that out-of-season shooting has an important role in deer control

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Chronic Wasting Disease confirmed in Norway

New guidance issued as the cervidae disease closes in on the UK

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