Tim Bonner

GBSA shortlists set for October announcement

Future Field Sports, in Association with The Great British Shooting Show, have announced the second annual Great British Shooting Awards. Nominations for the 2020 shortlists closed on 31 August and will now be verified by the panel of industry experts;

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A LAC Of Perspective

There seems to be a growing sense that ‘something needs to be done’ about technology. I don’t just mean the (entirely justified, in my view) middle class pre-occupation with children’s screen time, but a sense that something needs to be

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Welsh U-Turn Sparks Fury

A recent letter by the Minister for Environment declaring that the Welsh Labour Government does not support shooting has led to consternation across the shooting community. MP Hannah Blythyn wrote to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to inform the group that

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Game Of Two Halves

Clay Shooting Magazine recently explored the possibilities of televising different disciplines of shooting. Naturally, Skeet and Trap are more camera friendly than Sporting, but filming any kind of targets can be an emotionless and disengaging experience. A big Sporting shoot

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RSPB feel burden of proof

A gamekeeper accused of killing two peregrine falcons has had his case dismissed after the judge ruled that footage filmed by the RPSB was inadmissible as evidence. District Judge Jane Goodwin criticised the organisation for conducting covert surveillance in the

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RSPB opens raptor hotline

The RSPB has launched a confidential ‘Raptor Crime Hotline’, specifically linking grouse shooting to raptor crimes in doing so. Aiming to help whistle-blowers within the countryside sports industries to come forward with information about illegal raptor killing, the organisation has

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British Game Alliance Takes Off

Established to act on the behalf of the shooting community, the British Game Association (BGA) will officially launch in April aiming to promote the consumption of game and secure the future of the industry. The not-for-profit organisation is headed up

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