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BASC calls for 10-year certificates

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

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

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Northern Ireland shooting land supports wading birds

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

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The “Glorious Twelve” benefits of Grouse Shooting

To celebrate the Glorious Twelfth and the opening of the UK red grouse season, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has released an infographic illustrating the benefits of grouse shooting. Ian Grindy, the Chairman of BASC’s Gameshooting and Gamekeeping

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Save the Date: The Northern Shooting Show

A brand new shooting spectacular will be launched next spring. The Northern Shooting Show, officially supported by BASC, will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate. Within the 65,000 sq ft

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Game food given funding boost

Scotland’s Natural Larder has been given a grant of £11,000 by the Community Food Fund

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Tim Bonner appointed chief executive of Countryside Alliance

Tim Bonner, the director of campaigns for the Countryside Alliance, has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive. Sir Barney White-Spunner, the CA’s current Chief Executive, will be stepping down after the AGM in September, whereupon Mr Bonner will

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New ally for red squirrels

BASC has become a signatory to the UK Squirrel Accord with the aim of helping to protect and expand the red squirrel population in the UK

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Wild fowling less disruptive than walkers

Interim results from a study at Bournemouth University show that walkers can disturb waterfowl more frequently than wildfowling activities

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DEFRA study supports gamebird code

A study into gamebird rearing supports the current DEFRA code of the welfare of gamebirds, used by the British gamebird industry

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