Countryside Alliance

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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Countryside Clay Shoot 2016 scheduled

Next year’s Countryside Clay Shoot will be held at the Six Mile Bottom shooting estate, Cambridgeshire, on Saturday 14 May. The annual charity shoot will once more be raising money for the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust (GWT) and the Royal Agricultural

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CPS consulting LACS

The crown prosecution service will be consulting “pressure groups” to determine whether to pursue a case against hunters.

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BBC disappoints rural viewers

A report on the BBC’s rural coverage has revealed the organisation is failing rural viewers, including shooters.

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Grouse moor licensing could cause unemployment

Petition for upland grouse moor licensing causes serious debate among shooting organisations, warning that such as system would cost jobs, depopulate the countryside, and limit biodiversity.

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Past conditional, future perfect?

Conditions on firearm certificates are a bugbear for many shooters. Helena Douglas takes a look at the practicalities of new proposals to simplify licence conditions. It is a criminal offence to fail to comply with a condition on a firearm certificate. Doing so

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