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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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Posted in Viewpoint

Species spotlight: Grouse and ptarmigan

The hardiest of all British game birds must be the ptarmigan. Scratching a bleak existence from the lichen lined, granite cathedrals of the Scottish Highlands, this bird’s survival through the seasons is nothing short of miraculous. During the short summer

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Posted in Wildfowling

Agri.cycle support for farming and rural crafts scholarship schemes

  To celebrate 10 years since the launch of their company, Agri.cycle, the farm plastic waste and shotgun cartridge recycling company, are proud to announce their link ups with the scholarship schemes of the Worshipful Company of Farmers and QEST (Queen Elizabeth

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South Yorkshire Shooting Show – THIS WEEKEND!

  With the weather forecast looking good, what better way to spend this coming weekend than at the South Yorkshire Shooting Show and Game Fair, taking place at the famous Doncaster Racecourse (and Exhibition Centre)? Running Saturday through Sunday (3rd and

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The Shooting Show – deer stalking masterclass with Jason Doyle

Irish sika stalking expert Jason Doyle brings you the lowdown on the concept of maximum point-blank range. Not sure? How about this: Never having to alter the point of aim on deer anywhere from 130 to 250 yards. It could

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The Shooting Show – shooting pigeons by the M11 PLUS Midland Game Fair highlights

Geoff Garrod sets up in a classic field-edge location for a day at the pigeons. But there’s a twist: This field edge borders a busy motorway. With safe shooting directions and quarry retrieval to think of, Geoff’s got a lot

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NEW: The Shooting Show – maize crop pigeons with Geoff Garrod

Geoff’s back for episode 171 of The Shooting Show. The gamekeeping legend is out on his own, setting up in the middle of a maize crop overlooking rape stubbles to take on the winged menace plaguing the crops. But he’s made

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Save the Date: The Northern Shooting Show

A brand new shooting spectacular will be launched next spring. The Northern Shooting Show, officially supported by BASC, will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate. Within the 65,000 sq ft

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Bespoke gun up for grabs!

Enter the BASC Summer Gun Draw 2015 today and be with a chance of winning a shotgun worth £30,000: a made-to-measure Boxall & Edmiston model. James Edmiston, Boxall & Edmiston co-founder, said: “Good luck to everyone who enters the 2015 BASC

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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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