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Government backs trophy hunting…for now

Michael Gove has moved to assure shooters that the UK government has no plans to ban imports from trophy hunting. Speaking in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, the environment secretary described the decision as a “delicate political balancing

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NGO Backs Return Of Hen Harriers

Photo by Andreas Trepte Plans to reintroduce hen harriers to a site on Salisbury Plain are under way, following a lengthy battle to save the bird from extinction.  The project is being co-ordinated by Natural England on behalf of DEFRA,

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Ultimate stalking gear (part 2)

In the second part of our guide, we bring you everything you could think of. From suits to sticks, cartridges to cameras – we’ve got everything you need to survive stalks and have happy hunts throughout the season. Bushnell Forge

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The Shooting Show – wild Scottish roebuck PLUS the Northern Shooting Show 2019

Stuart Wilson and shooting buddy Linford have some roe control to take care of in a remote part of south-west Scotland. To maximise their time on the ground, there’s only one thing for it: Pack the tarps and hammock and

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Ultimate stalking gear (part 1)

From suits to sticks, cartridges to cameras – we’ve got everything you need to survive stalks and have happy hunts throughout the season, here is part 1. Lars Fält knife A sturdy bushcraft knife from Casström developed with renowned wilderness

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Sporting Rifle Mailbag

Send us your letters – or email colin.fallon@futurenet.com for a chance to win a great prize. Each month, the best letter wins a bottle of King’s Ginger – the ideal drink to enjoy after a cold stalk. For more details

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Enter our competition for the chance to win a Smith and Wesson pistol

The Smith & Wesson Model 586 from Umarex is a CO2 revolver that shoots .177 pellets, and is worth £209.95. It offers great handling and durability, and has the added bonus of being equipped with adjustable open sights – all

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Petitions, politics and public pressure

The next big threat to field sports might not be rising costs or Draconian laws, but online petitions, says editor-in-chief Peter Carr If you haven’t seen it already, a rather disturbing news story has surfaced on the Countryside Alliance website.

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Final countdown to the Northern Shooting Show

We’re just days away now from the 2019 edition of the Northern Shooting Show. The NSS has unveiled its traffic plan for the 2019 show, which will use three entrances instead of one when it returns to the Great Yorkshire

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Sporting Rifle 168 is out now!

The latest edition of Sporting Rifle is now available. As spring turns to summer, Sporting Rifle magazine is there with all the tips, tricks and kit you need to make the most of the long days – no matter what

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