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  • The CA at the CLA Game Fair 2015Friday, 31 July 2015
    The CLA Game Fair will be held from Friday 31 July - Sunday 2 August at Harewood House near Leeds. Read on for information about the Countryside Alliance's stand.
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  • Countryside Alliance board electionsWednesday, 24 June 2015
    Members have been sent their ballot forms for the 2015 board election and are encouraged to vote by the deadline of midnight on 24 July 2015.
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  • Take action on hunting!Wednesday, 10 June 2015
    Please take a moment to lobby your MP via our website, asking him or her to back repeal of the Hunting Act.
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A new alliance for the future of lead shot

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: I am happy to be able to update you on where we are with the lead issue following my resignation from the Lead Ammunition Group a few weeks ago. I promised that we were in no way moving away from the issue and can now explain what I mean by that. Two Lead Ammunition Group (LAG) reports have now been presented to Defra.

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An update from The Elms School where hunting is on the curriculum

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Mrs Austen, teacher at The Elms School, Malvern, updates us on the school's hunting activities: We had a total of 52 different children aged from 6 -13 out hunting last season. We hunted on on 16 days with the Ledbury in groups and had three visiting days - the Heythrop, the Croome and West Warwickshire and the South Herefordshire. We had the whole gang out at our own Ledbury meet at the school. We have just had our own Puppy Show at the Ledbury kennels - a practice one for real one - and a barbecue at which 11 children were presented with their hunting colours - maroon CA ties, the Master's special award for the most helpful child this season - Finlay Davison - and 13 glass tumblers for this year's tumblers!

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2014 Annual Report, Accounts and Board elections

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The 2014 Annual Report, featuring summary financial statements and Board election ballot, is now online, (a full set of signed accounts for 2014 is also enclosed below). Full members will receive their copy of the Annual Report by post this week. Through the ballot contained in the report members will be voting to approve the report and accounts, to appoint Messrs Saffery Champness as Auditors and to cast your ballot for three (3) candidates standing for membership of the Countryside Alliance Board. Completed forms should be sent to the Independent Scrutineer at Electoral Reform Services, London, N81 1ER by midnight on 24th July 2015. Please note that members can also vote online at www.votebyinternet.com/ca15. Whether voting by post or online your membership number will be required. If you do not have that to hand you can call the membership team on 0207 840 9300.

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Take action - lobby your MP on the Hunting Act

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

The Countryside Alliance has launched a new e-lobby as part of its campaign for repeal of the Hunting Act 2004. Take part here and share widely. Members and supporters are encouraged to take part in the e-lobby, reminding Conservative MPs that a vote on repeal was a manifesto commitment while urging MPs of other parties to support repeal of this failed Act. The e-lobby can be found here.

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Eagle Review: helping you pick your ideal shooting and fishing destination

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The Countryside Alliance's Adrian Blackmore introduces www.eagle-review.com, a new internet tool that helps sportsmen pick their ideal shooting or fishing destination: What a day – perfect in every respect, and exactly what had been hoped for. Such an opinion might well apply to a holiday or short weekend break having read on-line reviews before booking, but how often can that be said of a shooting or fishing trip? If one has previous experience of a shoot or beat, can rely on the recommendation of friends, or trusted something that proved to be spot on in a magazine article, then that might well be the case, but all too often one has to rely on trawling the internet, or descriptions provided by an agent or owner.

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New 2015/16 shooting badges are now available

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Thank you for supporting the work of the Countryside Alliance through buying a shooting badge. These badges have become iconic over the 15 and more years we have been producing them. We change the colour annually and this year are happy to present the badges in a purple colour - a solid colour Season badge for £100 and a £15 Supporter badge in a camouflage-print version. Buy yours here.

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New hunt country map by George Butler

Monday, 15 June 2015

Readers of The Field will have seen a feature in the July issue about a new hunt country map, commissioned by the Countryside Alliance as a piece of sporting art by talented young artist George Butler. The poster is currently in production so please keep an eye on this website for details. The map will be on-sale on our stand at the CLA Game Fair at Harewood House nr Leeds in late July. 

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