Sporting Rifle news round-up

These are the stories from the field sports world that you might have missed…

Findhorn Bay boost

The petition to ban wildfowling on Findhorn Bay has been rejected. After three years of deliberations, Moray Council said it could no longer fund any attempts to resolve the battle between shooters and residents.

Work’s not done to secure the long-term future of wildfowling on the bay, though. BASC said it was “committed to working with all parties to reach agreement over the sustainable and long-term future for wildfowling at Findhorn.”

New gun oil

Sportarm have launched a new gun oil, Pro Ferrum, which can be sprayed onto wet barrels and action. It disperses water and creates a water-repellent, anti-corrosive protective film.

Pro Ferrum claims to remove lead and fouling, and neutralise acids from fingertips. It is gentle on the skin, Sportarm say. Pro Ferrum is available at the Sportarm shop in Dorchester, or through the website, priced from £7.99 for a 50ml aerosol can.

BASC hails pheasant benefits

The pheasant season is open, and BASC chairman Eoghan Cameron has spoken out about benefits, versatility and fantastic flavours of game meat.

He said: “Game meat will feature on tables across the country – in restaurants, pubs, people’s homes and picnics. It is sustainable, inexpensive, delicious and a healthy source of protein. We shoot game because we enjoy eating it. The sporting aspect is actually the enjoyable by-product – not the other way around.”

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