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The 15 best grouse dishes of the Shooting Season so far

| Game to Eat

With the 2018/19 Shooting Season in full swing, here’s a round-up of the best prep and plated grouse dishes from those lucky enough to get their hands on this prized bird. 1. Anglo Restaurant 1st Grouse of the year ordered today on our lunch tasting, this year being served with. Smoked beetroot, hay cream, cabbage,…

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Countryside Alliance highlights the need for further clarity on drone use in rural areas

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Uncategorised

The Countryside Alliance is aware that many of our members are concerned about the increased use of drones in rural areas, and as well as responding to Government consultations we are asking our members to share their experiences with us. Drones are increasingly common and used both for recreational and commercial purposes. Users of drones…

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Shadow Defra secretary plagiarises convicted animal rights extremist to attack grouse shooting

| Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

Shadow Defra Secretary of State, Sue Hayman, has either asked a convicted animal rights extremist to draft an article on grouse shooting, or has directly copied statements from his website. Ms Hayman published an article on the Labour List website on 13th August which included sections showing remarkable similarity to articles published by convicted animal…

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Keeping the 12th Glorious

| Latest News, Our Blog, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: The sun is about to rise over a brand-new shooting season, one that is tinged with uncertainty. Reports of low grouse numbers abound across the country, the Welsh Government has announced their antipathy to game shooting, and concerns mount over the spreading influence of anti-shooting ideologies. Yet this…

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Grouse – Young or Old – Does it matter?

| Game to Eat

Food critic Tom Parker Bowles was right when he wrote that ‘as a nation, we have a scandalous disregard for game, far preferring the bland safety of chicken to anything with even an inkling of flavour’. Grouse, known as the king of the gamebirds, is at the epicentre of this scandal. Grouse is both delicious…

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‘Better safe than sorry’ when dealing with shoot saboteurs, says the Countryside Alliance

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

Following a number of targeted saboteur attacks on shoots at the beginning of last season, the Countryside Alliance has published an updated guidance sheet to raise awareness of the risks and give advice on dealing with saboteurs. The guidance provides practical advice for shoot managers on what arrangements to make before the day, and what…

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