David Kenyon

Kenyon’s the man to back fieldsports in Somerset

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 12:58 pm

Former BASC and BDS man David Kenyon is running for a top police job in Avon and Somerset


Gundogs compete in scurry final

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 9:25 am

One of Britain’s biggest gundog events reached its climax at Packington when the 20 finalists competed to become the BASC/Chudleys gundog scurry league winner. More than 1,200 individuals, including a hundred young handlers under 16, entered the competition which ran


Agri.cycle support for farming and rural crafts scholarship schemes

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 11:48 am

  To celebrate 10 years since the launch of their company, Agri.cycle, the farm plastic waste and shotgun cartridge recycling company, are proud to announce their link ups with the scholarship schemes of the Worshipful Company of Farmers and QEST (Queen Elizabeth


South Yorkshire Shooting Show – THIS WEEKEND!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 11:36 am

  With the weather forecast looking good, what better way to spend this coming weekend than at the South Yorkshire Shooting Show and Game Fair, taking place at the famous Doncaster Racecourse (and Exhibition Centre)? Running Saturday through Sunday (3rd and


Free ammo deal for NGO members

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 9:27 am

National Gamekeepers’ Organisation members are being offered 60 free rounds of Winchester Ballistic Silvertip ammunition when they buy a Browning X-Bolt SF before 31 October 2015 . The offer is open to the first 50 NGO members to apply, available at participating


Gamekeepers call rural crime findings ‘unsurprising’

Monday, September 28, 2015, 9:25 am

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation have said that new data showing the scale of rural crime has come as no real surprise to gamekeepers – and have vowed to push for more police resource to be dedicated to the issue in light of


Browning B725 Hunter Premium is top prize in draw

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8:16 am

A 12-bore Browning B725 Hunter Premium shotgun worth more than £2000 will be the top prize in this year’s Browning/National Gamekeepers’ Organisation Prize Draw – open to both members and non-members of the NGO. The 12-bore Browning B725 comes with


Gamekeeping students make history with award tie

Friday, September 25, 2015, 8:58 am

For the first time ever, two gamekeeping students have tied for top place in the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation Frank Jenkins Memorial Trophy. This prestigious award goes to the best full- or part-time game-keeping student or apprentice of the academic year.


CLA Game Fair cancelled, future uncertain

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 11:33 am

The CLA Game Fair has been cancelled due to financial losses. In a statement, the CLA says: ‘The CLA regrets that it will no longer run the annual CLA Game Fair. This decision includes cancelling the planned event scheduled to


Vegan anti is new shadow secretary for rural affairs

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 2:15 pm

Kerry McCarthy, the Labour MP for Bristol East, has been appointed shadow secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by Jeremy Corbyn. Ms McCarthy is a vegan, a Vice President of the League Against Cruel Sports and has reportedly


Hospice help from Angus keepers

Monday, September 14, 2015, 12:34 pm

Gamekeepers, staff and guests from an Angus estate have raised £700 for Lippen Care charity and Strathmore Hospice in Forfar, helping to redecorate the hospice lounge. Every year a clay pigeon shoot is held at Glenogil Estate clay ground as a


BASC calls for 10-year certificates

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 3:08 pm

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has launched a white paper entitled ‘Extending the duration of firearm and shotgun certificates’, calling for the introduction of 10-year certificates. The paper was launched at a meeting of the All Party

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NEW! The Shooting Show – driven grouse in the wind and rain

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 9:36 am

We’re at Farndale with a star-studded Shooting Show team for a dazzling driven day courtesy of Bernard Moss and co. But the weather isn’t playing ball, and we’re met with horizontal rain and high winds. But clothed in high-spec Deerhunter

CREDIT Hilary Chambers

Glorious Grouse: New guide makes buying the king of game birds easy

Friday, September 4, 2015, 8:37 am

Taste of Game, which helps promote the delights of eating game meat, has teamed up with the Moorland Association to publish “Glorious Grouse”, a short guide on where to buy the king of game birds. Glorious Grouse is a guide


Auction for British Gunmakers

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 8:14 pm

    The Gunmakers Company Charitable Trust, whose sole aim is to secure the future of British gunmaking for the next 20 years, has announced 22 lots valuing just shy of £50,000, for an online action launching to the public today. The

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Advice for keepers at Leicestershire farm

Sunday, August 23, 2015, 3:10 pm

Places are still available on the part-time keepers’ course run by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) in Leicestershire this September. The course will be held over the weekend of Friday 11 – Sunday 13 September at the GWCT’s


Shooting organisations call for better planning of game sales

Saturday, August 22, 2015, 3:05 pm

The Countryside Alliance and the National Game Dealers’ Association are urging shoot managers to draw up detailed plans with their game dealers for all wild game shot this season. A recent game dealers’ survey, undertaken by the Countryside Alliance’s Game

Four critically endangered takakē were killed during the cull

NZ shooters kill 5 per cent of wild population of critically endangered bird ‘by mistake’

Friday, August 21, 2015, 3:29 pm

Four critically endangered birds were killed by hunters in New Zealand this week. The takahē were mistakenly shot by deer stalkers carrying out a cull of a somewhat similar-looking bird, the pukeko. On 17 August, the dead birds were found

Populations of wading birds such as curlew are stable on Northern Irish shooting grounds

Northern Ireland shooting land supports wading birds

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 5:37 pm

Land in Northern Ireland that is for shooting has been shown to provide vital habitat for wading bird populations. Recent results of a study comparing data from 1987, 1999 and 2013 show major declines in curlew, lapwing and snipe in

Chris Combe

Fieldsports boost human-nature relationship

Monday, August 17, 2015, 7:34 pm

The latest research from Natural England suggests that fieldsports generated 13 million visits to the English countryside between June 2014 and May 2015, and fishing generated another 17 million visits. This supports the results of a BASC survey earlier this year,

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