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UK ‘to keep lead shot’

Insider sources have suggested that DEFRA is likely to rule in favour of lead shot and reject the Lead Ammunition Group’s calls for a phase-out of lead-based ammunition.

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Soapbox stuff

David Barrington Barnes raises his voice to critique the firearms licensing system and its implementation Some decades ago, the relationship between government and judiciary was simple: parliament made the laws and the judges interpreted them. It was a simple approach,

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BASC statement on the Hunting Act

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has released a statement on the Hunting Act

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BASC asks for simpler system

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation is calling for Natural England to simplify the general licence system. Introduced over 20 years ago to comply with European Law, BASC says that, “following two decades of tinkering, the general licences in

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Regulatory Policy Committee reports

The Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC), which reviews proposed legislation for supporting evidence and proper process, has released a report stating that it had found a ‘disappointing reduction in the overall quality of evidence underpinning changes in law.’ The British Association

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Lead Shot Campaign Launched

A new campaign is launched to ensure the compliance of lead shot users with existing regulations

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Leases and Licences

David Barrington-Barnes looks at the legalities of the various types of shooting permissions

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Distinctions and definitions

Shooting law expert David Barrington Barnes knows airguns make great pest control tools in and around buildings, but advises being aware of Section 1 of the Firearms Act

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Wildlife law reform

In August 2011, the Law Commission launched a large-scale consultation on current wildlife law in England and Wales to ensure that it is in line with our obligations as an EU member. Surprisingly, the initiative and accompanying document didn’t get

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Culling adversity

David Barrington Barnes suggests single-issue focus groups, vote-watching politicians and lengthy licensing procedures are making wildlife management harder than it needs to be Should you discover the corner of a wheat field where the crop is destroyed by the fresh

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Posted in Countryside Law
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