10 shooting community highlights from the summer! Each demonstrating the strength of shooting and the work that is being done to secure it for future generations.
  1. Defra Secretary of State, Michael Gove MP, has publicly backed the newly initiated British Game Alliance – Read article
  2. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal attends the ‘Year in a life of a grouse moor’ display Show a joint collaboration between the Countryside Alliance and the National Gamekeepers Organisation at the Great Yorkshire – Read article
  3. National Geographic have promoted the benefits of grouse shooting to their 90.7 million followers on social media – Read article
  4. There are now more firearms certificates issued in the UK than ever before, the sport is going from strength to strength – Read article
  5. The Countryside Alliance Whitfield Clay Shoot raised over £35,000 for vital charities, including Doddie Weir’s My Name’5 Doddie Foundation that helps fight Motor Neurone Disease – Read article
  6. BASC introduced 4,000 scouts and guides to shooting at the most recent international jamboree – Read article
  7. Scottish Food and Drink have produced a long term strategy to boost the wild and farmed deer sector by nearly ten-fold – Read article
  8. Hungarian hunting traditions have been listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, securing them for future generations – Read article
  9. The GWCT have released The Knowledge, a new book that focuses on the science behind shooting allowing the reader to increase their understanding of the sport – Read article
  10. The Deer Stalker, part of BBC One’s Our Lives series, was much acclaimed through it promotion of deer stalking in the Highlands and its importance to both the countryside and the community – Read article

 

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