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Chances and challenges in 2019

Leading policy-makers in the field sports world are warning that 2019 could be a tough year for shooters, with the ever- existent threat of further legal restrictions compounded by Brexit

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16,000 newcomers try shooting

The UK’s largest shooting association, which now boasts more than 155,000 members, got more than 16,000 people to take their first shots through a combination of attendance at key events

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Fight back against NRW shooting ban

BASC, the Countryside Alliance and the NGO have joined forces to mount a legal challenge against Natural Resources Wales’ decision to ban shooting on its land.

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Get active… go shooting

Sport England has published the latest data from the Active Lives Survey, providing a comprehensive snapshot of the nation’s sport and physical activity habits

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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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