WALES: A game of two halves

Roger Williams discusses the two sides to driven shooting across Wales In Wales, nothing illustrates the state of pheasant and partridge shooting better than the experience of two driven shoots in two different parts of the Welsh Borders: one in

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NEW! The Shooting Show – extreme long range with the Swarovski X5 scope

Mark Ripley is a man used to a long-range shot or two – so we’ve carted him off to WMS in Wales for a 900-yard plink. And we’ve got the perfect tool for the job: The Swarovski X5 riflescope, which

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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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NRW grant for water vole conservation

Natural Resources Wales has donated £137,000 to BASC’s Green Shoots conservation programme to recover the endangered water vole and red squirrel in Wales. The Green Shoots programme will aim to create and support a network of people working together to

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Welsh wellbeing

The Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015 has been passed in Wales, setting seven wellbeing goals for public bodies to achieve – and fieldsports could help them get there. BASC‘s Value of Shooting infographic demonstrates how shooting positively influences communities across the UK,

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Working dogs recognised

In Wales, new guidelines for local authorities granting licences under new dog breeding regulations have been established to recognise hunt kennels. Special mention has been made in the document for working dogs, covering accommodation, diet and nutrition, socialisation of puppies and welfare.

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Welsh businesses honoured

The Rural Oscars, otherwise known as the Countryside Alliance Awards, has celebrated its tenth anniversary with a ‘Champion of Champions’ event, awarding former Welsh title holders. The winners were voted for in a public vote, with all previous winners competing. Prizes

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Further consultation on Welsh countryside access

The Welsh Government has released a statement saying that it is open to further discussion regarding plans to develop access to countryside.   The consultation was launched by minister for culture and sport John Griffiths last summer, and has been

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National Butcher's Week

National Butcher’s Week, running from 24-30 March 2014, aims to highlight the skills and knowledge of high street butchers. This year’s campaign is aimed at the younger generation, who might not be confident about buying from a butcher. Philippa Gill

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BASC publishes General Licenses for Wales

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation has made public the 2014 general licenses for Wales, after technical problems delayed the publishing of the licenses by Natural Resources Wales. The licenses, which allow for the legal control of certain pest

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