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Think Five – Part 2

Game bird vet Alan Pearson has the second part of his discussions on bird welfare, outlining the importance of knowledge and training. If you missed out on Part 1, why not read up and join us back here?  I make no apologies

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Fighting off fleas

Fleas are a common problem for dog owners, and timing is essential to get them under control says Amira Nasim-Hopfer. Flea infestations are a common and annoying problem that can often affect our canine companions as well as the home

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On-test off-road

Chris Parkin tests out the Polaris Ranger Diesel, to find out how it copes on the roads and dealing with some forestry operations. When choosing a vehicle to get people, tools, equipment, and sometimes livestock around the sporting estate, once

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BASC Gamekeepers' Fair

Glynn Evans uses the spring Gamekeepers’ Fair to take stock of his preparations for the season, and reflects on what different keepers will be up to at this time of year. As a young keeper, one of the highlights of

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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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Cast your vote for BASC

It’s voting season – BASC members can now vote in this year’s Council election. Ballot papers were sent out with the organisations’s magazine March issue and online voting is now open. Five national seats are up for grabs, with the following

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Chaos for our green and pleasant land

Shooting organisations have condemned the Green party after its manifesto revealed several controversial policies regarding the management of the countryside. The manifesto states that the party will ban “all hunting of all animals for sport or pleasure”, “end the practice of grouse shooting and

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Think Five

When it comes to bird welfare, Alan Pearson says it’s essential to maintain good standards, but the ‘Think Five’ principle makes it easy to cover all the bases. For some time I have been meaning to discuss bird welfare, which

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When seizures strike

It can be alarming to see a dog have a fit, but Amira Nasim-Hopfer says that the condition is often quite manageable. This month I want to talk a little about epilepsy, a condition that can also affect our four-legged

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Gunplan offers insurance for £20

There’s a new insurer on the market – and it’s offering firearms owners public liability insurance from just £20 a year. After launching last year, Gunplan, the specialist gun insurance company, can provide tailor-made policies for shooting individuals. The insurance can

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