Fieldsports on the up

The 2015 Game Shooting and Fishing Survey shows that fieldsports are thriving and spending is up this year. More than 3,000 people responded to the survey, which was conducted by Strutt and Parker real estate and online shoot directory Guns

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Water vole survey for BASC

BASC is looking for members to participate in a series of surveys measuring the success of a water vole project in north Wales. Water voles face serious threats throughout the UK, as the surveys will provide much needed information on the trajectory

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Call to action regarding EU REFIT

Laws that regulate shooting across the European Union could be under threat – speak out now. An evaluation of the “fitness for purpose” of the EU Birds and Habitats Directives could lay them open for amendment, weakening Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and

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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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Help breeding woodcock

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has stated that the shooting community could play an important role in the conservation of woodcock.  Since 2008, figures from across the country reveal an overall population decline of 2.5 per cent. The GWCT

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The woodcock count

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust are calling the shooting community to help count the woodcock for conservation.

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SGAR regulation petition launched

The Barn Owl Trust has launched a petition to regulate second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide use, stating that the number of barn owl nests varied between 45 and 95 per cent lower than normal in 2013, and that rat poisons play a

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SGA hands in 'reverse tail docking ban' petition

The Scottish Gamekeepers Association has handed a petition to the Scottish parliament today calling for a reversal of the ban on docking the tails of working dogs, which was brought in in 2007. The ban to tail docking in England

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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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UK Wildlife 'struggling' and in decline

Wildlife survey reveals up to one in three species has halved in number of the past 50 years

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