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The end of 2020 – what can the shooting industry learn?

December brought to a frenetic end what was, to borrow a memorable phrase from HM The Queen, an annus horribilis for many sectors of the economy, especially retail and hospitality writes Diggory Hadoke. To the extent that gun dealers and

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GTA’s Simon West on lockdown and Brexit

Simon West, head of the Gun Trade Association, argues that we must use any time afforded us by lockdown to get our ducks in a row, or else we risk losing any progress made by a successful Brexit. It’s easy

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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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Will O’Meara’s toughest challenge

Continuing our series looking at some of the more fringe things you can do with a gun, this issue regular rifle competitor Will O’Meara attempts one of the toughest challenges of all  With all the lockdown restrictions I didn’t get 

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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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Behind the scenes at Ian Coley Sporting

Clay Shooting’s Julian Fellows visited Ian Coley Sporting recently to see how they had fared since lockdown, and how they were feeling about reopening. He spoke with MD Adam Broomfield. How have the country’s top shooting grounds been handling the

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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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What are the implications of face masks to the gun trade?

Stuart Farr reveals the rules and regulations behind the latest anti-Covid measure: face masks, and discusses their implications for the trade. I understand how many of you must be feeling at the present time. Yes, I agree, it does seem

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Behind the scenes at BSA – the GTN interview

We got the opportunity this month to sit down and virtual chat to managing director Simon Moore and head of sales and marketing Jon Hatton about the recent and less recent history of this fine old British brand. BSA has

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Time to reflect

The current pandemic and resulting lockdown of the country has panicked many shoot managers. Many pulled the plug on the upcoming season or substantially reduced operations in a bid to mitigate costs that may not be recouped. Certainly, the number

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