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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

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BREAKING: BASC condemns Liverpool’s “woeful” rejection of BSS event

Liverpool City Council’s public attack on shooting, which led to the Liverpool Exhibition Centre terminating its contract for a British Shooting Show event in September 2020, has been labelled “woeful”, “unfair” and “misinformed” by BASC, the UK’s largest shooting association. BASC

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Gamebird release under review

Defra is reviewing the way in which the release of gamebirds on or near protected sites in England is managed, responding to pressure from Wild Justice. Defra has said this will not result in any immediate changes for owners or

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Great British Shooting Awards: Shortlists revealed, Voting open NOW!

The shortlists are out for the second Great British Shooting Awards, and voting is now open. The awards have grown this year, and now span 15 categories, with the shooting public able to vote in 14 of them. As with

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Lead: “Further restrictions are likely”

Shooting organisations admit “further restrictions are likely” on lead shot and lead-based rifle ammo, but say they are working “to secure the future of shooting” Responding to an article in The Times calling for the use of lead to stop,

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Countryside issues matter to Labour, BASC rural reception told

David Drew MP addressing rural concerns at day 3 of the Labour Party Conference(Credit: BASC, Photograph by Elliott Franks) Shadow DEFRA minister David Drew MP told a rural reception at Labour’s autumn conference that uncertainty caused by Brexit risks damaging

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Sporting Rifle 173 is out NOW

Stag stalking on the hill is one of the most breathtaking and unforgettable experiences a UK deer stalker can have – and issue 173 is here to help you! We’re here to make the most of that trip to the

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Latest news round-up

We’re giving you a quick dose of some of the stories you might have missed over the last few weeks. Wales plans ‘catastrophic’ GL change Natural Resources Wales (NRW), the body that issues the general licences in Wales, has announced

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BASC battles RSPB on raptors

The RSPB has used its latest Birdcrime report to accuse shooting of having a “culture of criminality”. In a scathing and sensationalist report, the organisation reported that there were 87 incidents of bird of prey persecution in 2018, leading it

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Game Fair greats

We’re a month removed from The Game Fair, but it is still strong in our memory as we take a look at some of news and notable developments. Ariat Boots were naturally popular throughout the weekend – and there are

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