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The Countryside Alliance feels that piece by piece your lawful rights to shooting are being taken away. Consider whether or not your lawful rights have been properly defended. Not only your rights but those of thousands of people gainfully employed in and around shooting, plus those of the younger generation who could be excluded from the shooting activities that we take for granted.

We campaign vigorously to change public and political attitudes towards shooting. All our campaigning activity is based on extensive research into the reasons why the public will support shooting. In this way, if you are a member, not a single penny of your money is wasted.

Read about where we stand on three topical issues:

Shooting campaigns:

National Shooting Survey

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The Countryside Alliance has launched a ground breaking survey to investigate the number of young people coming into shooting, and how they are being introduced´╗┐. Read on to take part.

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Lead shot: why the Countryside Alliance believes it should not be banned

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Many in the shooting community are becoming increasingly concerned by a stealthy campaign to seek the abolition of lead ammunition on the basis that it is damaging to human health and the environment. Some deny such a campaign even exists; the Countryside Alliance believes it does. We are also convinced that the case for a total ban on lead shot in the UK has not been made.

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Defra game rearing code: how the CA has helped game shoots

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

A code for the rearing of gamebirds has long been planned through secondary legislation following the passing of the Animal Welfare Act in 2008. In essence, the code is a good idea and based on the existing code of good game rearing practice as applied by the Game Farmers Association. Over the past 18 months, the Defra Gamebird Working Group has met to decide the exact contents of the code.

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Cumbria shooting aftermath: what the Countryside Alliance will do for shooters

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Countryside Alliance Deputy Chief Executive Robert Gray writes: When a Cumbrian taxi driver embarked on a horrific killing spree his first known murders had been fully reported well before he took his own life just three hours later. The news agenda moved relentlessly onward and even before the full scale of Derrick Bird’s atrocities was known the focus had moved on to questions about why he had the guns he used to kill so many innocent people.

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What we do for shooting

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The Countryside Alliance is at your service. With 105,000 members and a further 250,000 supporters, it is one of the best known campaigning organisations in Britain today. The Alliance won Political Personality of the Decade at the prestigious Channel 4 News Political Awards. With this high profile comes extra clout which truly helps when it comes to promoting and protecting your shooting rights.

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In recent months, the Countryside Alliance has done the following on your behalf

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Successfully lobbied to ensure that an unworkable game rearing code was withdrawn by the Government. The code has been rewritten to ensure that it does not adversely affect game shooting.

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Free shooting resources

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

On this page you will find advice and regulations for shoots on a range of issues, designed to help promote sustainable, best practice shooting in the UK. Should you require hard copies of any of these publications please email cfs@countryside-alliance.org.

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Shooting Seasons

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Game and wild birds
These apply in England Scotland and Wales (all dates are inclusive)
Blackgame* 20th August 10th December
Red Grouse* 12th August 10th December

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Useful links and information

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The Campaign for Shooting in Scotland - click here Game-to-Eat campaign - click here

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