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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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Scotland’s general licences ‘largely unchanged’ in 2021, says BASC

The UK’s largest shooting organisation has welcomed the publication of Scotland’s latest general licences, which came into force on 1 January 2021.   The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) said the three key licences utilised by practitioners to

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BASC responds to publication of new General Licences for England

BASC is advising members that Defra has today published three new general licences for the shooting and trapping of certain birds in England. The new general licences, which come into effect on 1 January 2021, provide the legal basis for

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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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CORONAVIRUS: All Party Parliamentary Group on Shooting and Conservation on shooting’s future

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Shooting and Conservation, spoke to BASC and provided an insight into his work in Westminster and shares his views on what the shooting community must do to ensure

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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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General licences in England extended

Defra have extended the temporary general licences in England until the end of July. BASC have said that this gives a “window of certainty to the rural community.” BASC say that they “will continue to work with Defra and parliamentarians

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2019: continuing our year in review

Gun Trade News is back with part two as we take time to reflect on another year of newsworthy industry events and headline news from 2019 May 1 May – The National Security Council discussed plans to use Chinese firm

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Fit For Purpose?

With changes to firearms licensing systems and General Licences in the pipeline, shooters should be prepared for all eventualities, warn shooting groups Shooting groups have criticised plans to tighten guidelines on issuing firearms licences. The Home Office plan to put the

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BASC urges members: “Have your say on general licences”

BASC is urging members to take part in a 12 week public survey launched today by environment secretary Theresa Villiers as part of a planned review of general licences to manage wild birds in England. Defra (the Department for Environment,

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