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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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Kenyon’s the man to back fieldsports in Somerset

Former BASC and BDS man David Kenyon is running for a top police job in Avon and Somerset

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Make a note

There’s a new piece of kit to help fight coursing and poaching – it’s a notebook. PAW Scotland Poaching and Coursing Priority Group has released an incident book to help members of the public get the facts down and document

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Trap tampering

A wave of vandalism targeting legally placed traps and snares is hitting the Scottish countryside, studies have shown.  Conservation equipment has been tampered with or stolen, with few incidents reported to the authorities. This form of predator control is a vital, legal tool

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Egg watch

Operation EASTER, a national campaign to protect wild bird eggs, is now underway – and you can help. Developed in Scotland and now in action across the UK, Operation EASTER is a campaign facilitated by the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) in

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Get certificate renewal form in early, says BASC

BASC is recommending that shotgun and firearm certificate holders that are due to renew their certificates in 2015 to get their application in in plenty of time. 2015 is due to be one of the ‘peak years’ of licensing activity, with

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Certificate fee rise blocked

David Cameron has come under pressure for apparently intervening to prevent a rise in the cost of shotgun and firearm certificates. Norman Baker, a Liberal Democrat home office minister, had put forward plans to increase the cost of certificates –

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BASC delivers police training

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation has been running a training course to help police officers’ understanding of firearms and wildlife law. The course was run with officers from Lancashire and Cumbria constabularies, and included demonstrations from BASC’s regional

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Ross-Shire raptors: Reward now £26,000

The most recently released number of dead birds found in Ross-Shire stands at 20, 14 of which are red kites and six buzzards. An initial reward of £5,000 was offered by the RSPB to anyone who had information relating to

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Project Trespass

A new initiative to tackle poaching was launched on October 1 2013 by the Poaching Priority Delivery Group. Helena Douglas explains how Project Trespass will work   The Poaching Priority Delivery Group, set up in 2008, comprises police representatives, the

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