Countryside Alliance

More licensing pressure for government

Members of the House of Lords opted not to proceed with an amendment to the Offensive Weapons Bill that would restore a ban on high-energy rifles (mostly those of .50 calibre), which had previously been removed from the text of

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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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Game meat export market to grow

There is plenty of potential for growth in the export market of game meat to overseas, the latest figures have revealed

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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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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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