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George Eustice named new DEFRA Secretary

In the latest cabinet reshuffle, George Eustice MP has been named as the new environment secretary. George Eustice comes from a farming background. He replaces the outgoing Theresa Villiers as the head of DEFRA. BASC says the appointment of George

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General licences in England extended

Defra have extended the temporary general licences in England until the end of July. BASC have said that this gives a “window of certainty to the rural community.” BASC say that they “will continue to work with Defra and parliamentarians

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North York Moors economy benefits from good grouse season

There were over 6,500 days of seasonal employment provided in the North York Moors during the grouse season. The local North York Moors community is reflecting on what has been a successful grouse season (Aug 12 –Dec 10), with most estates having

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SPONSORED: RWI’s ‘Mars’ 7 day hunting package

If you’re looking for a new experience in the game hunting world then this could be exactly what you are looking for! For all the info you need, just visit: https://realworldhuntingtrips.com/ RWI’s most popular Trophy Hunt package is the ‘Mars’

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Sporting Rifle 178 is out NOW!

Spring into action with the March 2020 issue of Sporting Rifle – your comprehensive guide to all the spring sport on offer to the rifle shooter. From foxing to stalking to stocking up on some new gear, we’ve got it

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BASC: Wild Justice must not be allowed to close down our countryside

BASC has accused Wild Justice of trying to close down the Welsh countryside after the group threatened another legal challenge to the licensing system for the control of wild birds. Wild Justice has written to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) requesting

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The Shooting Show – last driven day of the season

In the second of our two-parter from Burton Agnes estate, we’re back out with Rainer on the last day of January. Last week it was walked-up but today we’ve got classic driven game in store. Let’s make this last game

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Ariat Catalyst 10” Defiant GTX

It’s been a pretty damp winter thus far, so you can keep your feet both warm and dry this season with the ultimate hunting boot from Ariat. Now available in ladies’ sizes UK 4 and up. One of the catalysts

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SPONSORED: Now you can range out to 1500 yards with the ATN X Sight

The ATN X Sight 4K Pro is available with an optional Auxiliary Ballistic Laser (ABL) that offers ranging capabilities out to 1500 yards

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Raptor persecution must stop now, says BASC chairman

BASC’s chairman has delivered a clear warning of the impact of raptor persecution in an end of season address. Eoghan Cameron said the illegal killing of birds of prey continues to “rear its ugly head” and that those committing such

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