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Sporting Rifle 177 is out NOW!

Are you ready for the first edition of Sporting Rifle of 2020? As far as sporting rifle shooters are concerned, February is the cruellest month – with fast-approaching deer cull deadlines, fox raids to take care of ahead of lambing

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Will new government look after shooting?

The UK has a new majority government – and BASC is already hard at work in Westminster ensuring that the value of shooting is recognised by the new parliament. The Conservative Party, typically viewed as the major party most sympathetic

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Shooting faces fight against extremism

Shooting has come under a fresh wave of attacks from activists who have been described as “extremists”, who wish to see an end to live quarry shooting in the UK, or to all private gun ownership. The most blatant example

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Shooters must ‘Step Up’ to environmental challenges

A proposed new Environment Bill for England will make significant commitments towards meeting the government’s 25-year environmental plan. BASC have called on the shooting community to step up to the challenges the bill presents. Ian Danby, BASC’s head of biodiversity,

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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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