GWCT appoints new Scottish director

Rory Kennedy has been appointed as the new director for Scotland at the GWCT. Mr Kennedy was formerly chair of the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG) and a member of the Conservation Capital senior team, a global consultancy providing

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General consensus

Pest birds are once again covered under a set of new general licences supplied by Defra; but how does the trade view the new legislation?  It appears progress has been made since Defra released three new general licenCes on 14

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Das Gewuhr der Leute

Blaser Sporting Limited are continuing to enjoy success with the entry-level Mauser M18 rifle. Launched by Mauser at their native IWA Show in March, the M18 has quickly established itself as being ‘das Gewuhr der Leute’ – The People’s Rifle.

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Guns Tested With “The Knowledge”

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has launched a new book to increase the understanding of shoot conservation. ‘The Knowledge: Every Gun’s Guide to Conservation’ targets all shooters, conservationists and countryside enthusiasts with the proviso that it helps to

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BGA Assurances For Game Season

One of the most pressing concerns for game shooters ahead of the Glorious Twelfth was the worryingly low Grouse numbers on moors across the UK. However Monday 13 August marked the first day of a shooting season like no other;

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Shoot for The Future

BASC and GWCT have announced an initiative to improve shooting and shoot management skills. The series of courses and presentations will be led by GWCT experts and BASC accredited coaches at the Allerton Project Visitor Centre in Loddington, Leicester on

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April 2017: Movers and Shakers

Schöffel Country have announced the appointment of a new brand director for the premium countrywear brand. Marcus Janssen joins the Rutland-based company, moving from Fieldsports magazine, where he was the editor for four years. His former roles have provided Marcus

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Hold back on Woodcock, says GWCT

Shoots should reduce their woodcock bags and individuals should show restraint when it comes to the species, the GWCT has urged. Andrew Hoodless, the Trust’s head of wetland research, has highlighted indications that woodcock experienced a poor breeding season in

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Grouse-shoot licensing petition escalated to Cabinet Secretary

The Scottish parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee met on Tuesday 23 May to discuss a petition from Logan Steele, lodged on behalf of the Scottish Raptor Study Group, which describes itself as, “A network of…

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Wales sees sense on snaring

Despite petition from the League against Cruel Sports, the Welsh Assembly has declined to ban snares

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