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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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NGO urges members to respond to NE consultation

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation has urged its members to respond to the consultation launched by Natural England on the future of the General Licences. Routinely used to control pest birds, the consultation includes some proposed changes to the wording regarding

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Honest is the Best Policy

David Taylor understands the need to occasionally control numbers of one species to help another, but says there’s little to be gained from refusing to acknowledge it

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Antis rally round 'Ban the Burn' campaign

Walshaw Moor Estate, on the border of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire, has been thrust into the frontline of a war against grouse shooting. The Pennine grouse moor came under siege from environmental campaigners bent on banning traditional management tools

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'Pheasants Fell Trees’ Says Natural England

Natural England and Yorks Sport Ltd clash in court over alleged damage to Special Sites of Scientific interest by pheasants released for shooting. How many pheasants is too many? That was the question asked in York Crown Court earlier this

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