Sense over extremism

A press release issued by BASC, the UK’s largest shooting and conservation organisation, has praised the decision of Bradford City Council “for choosing sense over extremism by allowing grouse shooting to continue on Ilkley Moor.” The statement reads: The City

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Shooting is good for your health

WHO would have thought it? Getting out into the fresh air might just turn out to be good for you

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Has the EU seen sense?

The EU Firearms Directive undergoes revision as shooting advocates enter the debate

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Great British Game Week hailed as success

Great British Game week, which ran from 24-30 November, has been hailed as a success. Only in its second year, the week – a collaborative campaign between BASC’s Taste of Game and the Countryside Alliance’s Game To Eat teams –

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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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Call of the Wildfowler

James Marchington talks to a time served fowler keen to encourage sportsmen with an inherent hankering for the foreshore There’s something about wildfowling that breeds some of the real characters in shooting. Or perhaps it’s that the oddballs of the

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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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Gundogs compete in scurry final

One of Britain’s biggest gundog events reached its climax at Packington when the 20 finalists competed to become the BASC/Chudleys gundog scurry league winner. More than 1,200 individuals, including a hundred young handlers under 16, entered the competition which ran

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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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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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