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Fifty cal ban shelved – for now

It looks like the government has listened to shooters on the Offensive Weapons Bill.

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Fifty-cal debate goes on

Campaigning against proposals contained within the Offensive Weapons Bill continues after a Commons debate scheduled for 15 October was delayed.

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Think before you post, says BASC

After the media storm that erupted over goat hunting images being posted online, BASC has given some valuable advice to shooters about how they can avoid being the next tabloid headline.

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Narrow escape for shooting in bill debate

The Public Bill committee has thrown out amendments to the Offensive Weapons Bill that would have banned young people from shooting airguns in their own garden, and made it compulsory to have a firearms certificate to buy shotgun cartridges.

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Notts takes law into own hands

Nottinghamshire is the latest police force to ignore Home Office guidelines and demand a General Practitioner’s letter when shooters apply for, or renew, a certificate. They join Lincolnshire, Kent and Merseyside in this practice, which is not supported by Home Office guidance.

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Irish luck

Chris Dalton crosses the Irish Sea to try his luck at a sika stag, but poor conditions threaten to end his stalk before it’s even begun

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Shooters in shock at Welsh turnaround

Wales is to stop commercial shooting on its public land, in a dramatic u-turn that ignores the results of a consultation that said shooting should continue. Natural Resources Wales, a Welsh government-sponsored body, voted to end the shooting leases on

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SPONSORED: Opening shots

How do you get into rifle shooting? The British Association for Shooting and Conservation bring us the guide to all the steps you need to take

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No grouse shooting – but work goes on

The scale of conservation work going on across the UK’s uplands continues to be great, despite many shoots reducing or outright cancelling their grouse days this year.

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Thousands of newcomers try shooting

Thousands of youngsters tried shooting for the first time at Norjam, the international Scouts and Guides Jamboree.

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