Campaign launched to get venison market back on track

An innovative working group has been created across England and Wales to reignite the venison market. The group will focus on strengthening existing markets and opening new channels to counter competition provided by imports and reduced demand due to Covid-19.The

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BASC deer stalking schemes back open for business

BASC’s deer stalking schemes across England are reopening from next week. The Hockwold scheme in Norfolk and the Raby scheme in County Durham will be the first to reopen on 8 June, with the Hampshire scheme opening next month. The

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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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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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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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The Shooting Show – walked-up game day in Yorkshire

With the partridge season already begun for 2019 and the pheasants not far off either, we mark the occasion with one of our favourite game shooting videos from 2018, which we saved to bring you this year. Here, we accompany

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Frigid foxing

With the south coast of England experiencing a rare snowfall, Mark Ripley is called upon to deal with not one, but three foxes

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BASC ‘strongly opposes’ Hunting Act

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation has today released a statement proclaiming its opposition to the Hunting Act. The Act, which was introduced in 2004 following intense lobbying from animal rights activists, banned the hunting of wild mammals with dogs

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Gamekeepers urged: Respond to General Licence consultation

Gamekeepers should act today to safeguard the General Licence for shooting pest bird species in England, the NGO has said.

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General Licence under scrutiny

Shooting organisations are calling for all shooters to pull together to protect the General Licence in England.

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