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Great British Game Week hailed as success

Great British Game week, which ran from 24-30 November, has been hailed as a success. Only in its second year, the week – a collaborative campaign between BASC’s Taste of Game and the Countryside Alliance’s Game To Eat teams –

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TIM BONNER: Grousing about class divide

Tim Bonner looks at the perceived elitism of grouse shooting and the benefits the sport brings to the rural economy  Over 600,000 of us shoot game every year in the UK and there are less than 500 grouse moors in

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Shooting organisations call for better planning of game sales

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

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New Course Allows Gamekeepers to Continue Using Rodenticides

A new one-day course will allow gamekeepers to go on controlling rats using professional rodenticides after a Health and Safety Executive deadline of 1 July 2016. Representative bodies for shooting and gamekeeping – the British Association for Shooting and Conservation

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Posted in News, Pest Control

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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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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Countryside Alliance reacts to Hunting Act delay

The Countryside Alliance has reacted to the SNP U-turn that forced the government to delay a vote on changes to the Hunting Act

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‘Field to Fork’ at the fair

Launched at the Royal Highland Show, there’s a new project focusing on the link between wildlife management with the food industry: Field to Fork, from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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2016 Countryside Clay Shoot

The date has been announced for next year’s Countryside Clay Shoot: Saturday 14 May at Six Mile Bottom in Cambridgeshire.

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LAG on the ropes?

Ex-LAG members have submitted a second report to DEFRA, critically undermining the first report put forward by chairman John Swift.

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