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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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Mike Powell reviews the Pulsar Accolade

Mike Powell turns his eye – well, both eyes – to the Pulsar Accolade thermal binocular and its eye strain-reducing capabilities. Fox numbers in my area seem to have been high. There are various reasons for that, one of which

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NGO Backs Return Of Hen Harriers

Photo by Andreas Trepte Plans to reintroduce hen harriers to a site on Salisbury Plain are under way, following a lengthy battle to save the bird from extinction.  The project is being co-ordinated by Natural England on behalf of DEFRA,

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When not to shoot a fox

While dealing with a fox troubling the local game birds, Robert Bucknell reflects on the reasons why some people don’t deal with foxes

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Get active… go shooting

Sport England has published the latest data from the Active Lives Survey, providing a comprehensive snapshot of the nation’s sport and physical activity habits

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Hen harrier management plan is working

There’s been an upturn in the fortunes of hen harriers – they’ve had their most successful breeding season in England for over a decade.

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Hen Harrier Campaign

Shooting organisations have joined forces to demand government action to save the hen harrier, which is on the brink of extinction in England, despite strong populations elsewhere. BASC, CLA, CA, GWCT, NGO and the Moorland Association issued a joint statement

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Hen harrier disappearances linked to grouse moor management

Fears that England’s most endangered breeding bird of prey is on the verge of extinction have been renewed as a fourth hen harrier has disappeared from a nest in the Pennines

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RSPB out of its league

The RSPB’s head of investigations, Bob Elliot, is due to give the keynote address at the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) ‘Gunning for change’ seminar

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