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ADVERTORIAL: RWI creating unforgettable experiences for the serious hunter

The authentic hunting lodge and game farm is a chauffeur-driven one-hour drive northeast of Port Elizabeth. On arrival to this magnificent location you will be met with thatched roofs, big smiles, good food, and a cold beer. Depending on your

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CORONAVIRUS: Advice on shooting activities in England

BASC and other rural organisations have updated their advice for shooting, work on shoots and pest control in England following the government’s latest changes to the regulations for fighting Covid-19.  We must stress that these changes have been made in

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The Great British Shooting Awards – all the winners

It was a great event on Saturday night after the British Shooting Show, and just in case you missed it, here are all the winners from the Great British Shooting Awards. Shooting Apparel of the Year Deerhunter Pro Gamekeeper Jacket Rifle

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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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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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Conservation: Facing the future

From the heart of Africa, Byron Pace catches up on the most recent news for wildlife and what that means for the future Never did I think I would find Johannesburg a tranquil place. If it wasn’t for seeing my

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Curlew conservation recognised

The estate team at Bolton Castle have been awarded the NGO Educational Trust’s prestigious Bellamy Award for their hard work to conserve the seriously-threatened curlew.  The bird has suffered a massive 48 per cent population decline in recent years, but

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It’s official – science supports hunting

More than a hundred scientists have declared that they back hunting, saying the evidence is in favour of its conservation benefits. In a letter published in Science magazine, the group of scientists responded to recent calls on the UK government

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The doe imperative

Credit: Arterra Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo As the autumn nights get closer, soon we will turn our attentions to the doe cull. And as such we are looking back at Editor-in-chief Pete Carr’s considerations on selection and methods

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Botswana backs elephant culling

The nation, home to an estimated 130,000 elephants, imposed the hunting ban in 2014 but now appears set to reverse it despite pressure from environmentalist groups. The move stems from president Mokgweetsi Masisi, who created a panel to review the

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