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Welsh shock for shooting

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.

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Longer wildlife crime sentences get mixed reception

The government will push to increase the maximum prison sentence for animal cruelty from six months to five years – something that has been simultaneously welcomed and questioned by field sports organisations.

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Campaign for fairer licensing

The Countryside Alliance has launched a campaign for fair and consistent application of firearms licensing laws across the UK.

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Scottish fox hunt ban back on the agenda

Alison Johnstone said she would bring forward a member’s bill calling for a total ban on fox hunting, including the use of dogs to flush foxes to be shot.

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GPS are still demanding money

A Lincolnshire GP demanded £90 for the basic medical check

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Hen Harrier Action plan

After its release was withheld for an entire year, the Hen Harrier Action plan has finally been made public. And the report has been universally backed by shooters, gamekeepers and conservationists alike. The report had been ready since early last

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Firearms report finalised

The Law Commission has published its final report into firearms law, after a scoping review including consultations with firearms owners and shooting organisations. Recommendations include re-defining “lethal” as more than one joule of kinetic energy, defining “component part” and “antique”

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Shoot managers must “plan better to reduce game waste”

The Countryside Alliance and the National Game Dealers’ Association have called on shoot managers to draw up detailed plans with game dealers for all wild game. This comes after results of a game dealers’ survey, carried out by the Countryside

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Tim Bonner appointed chief executive of Countryside Alliance

Tim Bonner, the director of campaigns for the Countryside Alliance, has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive. Sir Barney White-Spunner, the CA’s current Chief Executive, will be stepping down after the AGM in September, whereupon Mr Bonner will

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DEFRA gamebird code supported by new research

DEFRA-funded research into the use of raised laying units was published today (24 July), and supports the existing DEFRA Code for the Welfare of Gamebirds Reared for Sporting Purposes, used by the British gamebird industry. The research shows that the

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