Countryside Alliance

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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Fifty cal ban shelved – for now

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

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Scale of online shooter abuse revealed

Hunters and shooters are still being targeted for online abuse, a new survey has revealed.

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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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