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Bringing bees back to shoots

Improving shoots for the benefit of bees will ensure favourable conditions for game birds, not to mention benefits for the countryside.  The habitat created on shoots provides pollinators with food all year round, but more must be done to support the declining

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Shoots can ‘help farms with greening measures’

Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs) have been announced by Defra as a measure that can allow shoots to help farmers establish and manage conservation areas. European regulations under the Common Agricultural Policy means that all farms over 15 hectares have to

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Shoot Contracts

Shooting law expert David Barrington Barnes advises keepers involved in letting shoots of certain contractual considerations that must be borne in mind. No gamekeeper will need reminding that the new shooting season is just the flicker of an eyelid ahead.

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Posted in Countryside Law

Shooting Near The Highway

Expert lawyer Stephen Ede from Bridge McFarland solicitors looks at the legal implications that affect many shooters operating near roadways. Many gamekeepers and other enthusiasts engaged in their chosen sport will often come close to public highways during the course

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Posted in Countryside Law

Buying Groups: Biting The Hands That Feed?

The supply of game feed could be facing increasing pressure with a rise in the incidence of buying groups in the British market. Fears are that if the buying group model is rolled out throughout the UK to make a

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Media Savvy

Editor Peter Carr shares his views on the year just gone and looks to the future of shooting sports in the media. Well, here’s looking forward to a much better year in 2011. A goodly number of grouse shoots will

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Posted in Viewpoint
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