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The Shooting Show – deer stalking masterclass with Jason Doyle

Irish sika stalking expert Jason Doyle brings you the lowdown on the concept of maximum point-blank range. Not sure? How about this: Never having to alter the point of aim on deer anywhere from 130 to 250 yards. It could

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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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Airgun licensing “bitterly disappointing”

BASC has released a statement calling the proposed airgun licensing legislation “bitterly disappointing”, and reminds MPs that implementing a licence system could criminalise thousands of law-abiding citizens.

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Amendments for airgun licensing bill

The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill has entered the Second Stage for scrutiny and amendment, after shooting organisations submitted suggestions for improvements. BASC has been opposed to the Bill since its proposal, but has been working hard to ensure the Bill is

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Airgun licensing plans fail to impress

Several parties in the Scottish Parliament have refused to endorse the plans for an airgun licensing Bill due to a lack of evidence.  Without all-party support, the plans for the Air Weapons and Licensing Bill (Scotland) are still only proposals. The Bill was rejected by the Scottish Conservatives,

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Unacceptable delays in firearms licensing

Scottish firearms licensing has been experiencing delays of up to nine months – and shooting organisations have had enough. BASC has called the wait for new and renewed licences as ‘unacceptable’, and with 20 staff cuts on the horizon, it’s

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Calls for grouse shoots to be licensed

Calls for sporting estates to be licensed in order to operate a grouse shoot have been made. The Scottish Raptor Study Group has suggested that estates, groups and individuals wishing to shoot red grouse should have to apply for a

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Undesirable Company

Modern poachers are far from the ‘one for the pot’ stereotype – as David Barrington Barnes explains, they’re often involved in all sorts of criminal activity

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MP's Advise Tighter Controls For Shotguns

Fears over a blanket ban on firearms following the shootings in Cumbria last June now seem confined to the fantasies of anti-gun campaigners – but tightening firearms legislation in a number of key areas has been recommended by the government’s

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