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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Orkney onslaught

Between gale-force winds, blizzards and driving rain, James Marchington and Gary Green catch some extreme wildfowling opportunities on Orkney We are on Orkney, a remarkable group of islands 10 miles off the northern tip of Scotland. The isles have strong

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NEW! The Shooting Show – red stag stalking at the start of the rut

Few experiences beat hearing the magical sound of stags in the roar for the first time – so we’ve tracked down someone who’s never heard them before. Andy Powell is a keen shooter but novice hill-stalker – we deck him

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Hospice help from Angus keepers

Gamekeepers, staff and guests from an Angus estate have raised £700 for Lippen Care charity and Strathmore Hospice in Forfar, helping to redecorate the hospice lounge. Every year a clay pigeon shoot is held at Glenogil Estate clay ground as a

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Green Shoots presented to Welsh Assembly

An example of the benefits which shooting brings to conservation has been recognised by the Welsh Assembly Government. The BASC Green Shoots mapping program has received acknowledgement in the Welsh parliament. The National Assembly for Wales’s Environment and Sustainability Committee

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BASC Launches iGamebook App

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation has launched the iGamebook app as part of the Gamebook programme. The app, which allows users to records a day’s shooting totals, also allows BASC to track numbers of species in different areas.

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Buzzard licenses 'not for shooting'

Natural England issues first buzzard control license to a game shoot

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Leases and Licences

David Barrington-Barnes looks at the legalities of the various types of shooting permissions

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Enter now for 2013

James Purdey & Sons has begun its search for conservation projects across the UK. Winners will share a prize fund valued at £15,000 and receive recognition in Gold, Silver and Bronze categories announced at a ceremony in Purdey’s Long Room

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