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Spotlight on snipe

Editor Pete Carr looks at the methods, equipment and areas involved in the pursuit of this diminutive and elusive wader found in bog and marsh The tiny snipe makes up for its lack in stature for the sport it always

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Partidge perfection

Melissa Volpi travels northward to Kinpurnie Estate to find a partridge shoot like no other, with a team of keepers who truly love what they do It’s just gone 6:30am. Craig and Alana Downie (dressed in a kilt and tweeds

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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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Vegan anti is new shadow secretary for rural affairs

Kerry McCarthy, the Labour MP for Bristol East, has been appointed shadow secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by Jeremy Corbyn. Ms McCarthy is a vegan, a Vice President of the League Against Cruel Sports and has reportedly

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The Gift of Grouse: new campaign showcases best of Scottish

Credit: A Lovel

A major new campaign highlighting the benefits of grouse moors in Scotland was launched today in the Angus Glens.  The Gift of Grouse, unveiled today to mark the Glorious Twelfth, the start of the grouse shooting season, is a yearlong initiative

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Tim Bonner appointed chief executive of Countryside Alliance

Tim Bonner, the director of campaigns for the Countryside Alliance, has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive. Sir Barney White-Spunner, the CA’s current Chief Executive, will be stepping down after the AGM in September, whereupon Mr Bonner will

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Rural customers less satisfied with mobile coverage

Research has shown that rural mobile phone users less happy with the service they get than those in urban areas.  An Ofcom report based on independent research showed that 78 per cent of those living in areas described as urban

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Shooting worth £2bn

The value of shooting to the economy has been quantified in a new report from Cambridge-based Public and Corporate Economic Consultants (PACEC). ‘The Value of Shooting’ report reveals that shooting is worth £2bn to the economy, and supports the equivalent

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Poachers get warning shot

Suspected poachers in Lancashire have received official warning letters as police around the country gear up to tackle the seasonal onslaught of poaching. Gamekeepers and deer managers have welcomed the launch of high profile anti-poaching campaigns

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