Labour MP visits Ilkley Moor

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

This past Friday (17th November 2017) the Countryside Alliance arranged for John Grogan MP to visit Ilkley Moor and meet the current tenants and gamekeepers. llkley Moor is the last remaining council-owned moor on which grouse shooting and all its associated management continues, and in early 2018 the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (BDMC)…

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The Pheasant Cup – Voting now open

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Great British Game Week is about celebrating all that is great about wild game and promoting it to those who might not have tried it before. For that reason, and in the spirit of the Week (20th-26th November), the Countryside Alliance is very excited to be holding an in-house pheasant cooking competition, The Pheasant Cup. Countryside…

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DEFRA bust grouse shooting myth

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Defra have once and for all banished the myth that grouse shooting receives subsidy from government. In a comprehensive reply to the latest petition against grouse shooting, the Government has once again stated the conservation benefits of grouse shooting and highlighted the economic value of grouse shooting to the rural economy. Any petition that obtains…

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9 ultimate game sausage rolls for Great British Game Week

| Game to Eat

The 20-26 November 2017 marks Great British Game Week, which highlights everything that is fantastic and British about wild game. To help you get involved and get your game on, we’ve lined up nine of the best game sausage roll recipes. Scroll below. 1. Woodpigeon sausage rolls 2.  Partridge, cranberry and juniper sausage rolls 3. Pheasant Sausage…

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Up your game for Great British Game Week

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: We are very pleased to be co-hosting Great British Game Week from the 20th -26th November with our colleagues at the British Association for Shooting and Conservation. The week is the perfect opportunity for everyone involved in shooting to promote wild game to those that have not yet…

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Fishing for Schools champions celebrated at the House of Commons

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Twenty-four young anglers from across the UK were recognised at the House of Commons yesterday (15 November) in the Fishing for Schools Champions Awards. Fishing for Schools is an initiative run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation, the charitable arm of the Countryside Alliance. It provides short angling courses to schools across the country, to aid…

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CA meets Labour’s Shadow Defra Team

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Over the past couple of weeks the Countryside Alliance’s political and policy team has held individual meetings with the Labour MPs responsible for holding Defra Ministers to account, and developing alternative policies for the environment, food and rural affairs. On Thursday 2 November, Countryside Alliance Head of Policy, Sarah Lee, and Political Relations Manager, James…

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Two donations to the Fishing for Schools south west team

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It’s been a successful couple of weeks for the Fishing for Schools south west team. They have received two generous donations to help the hundreds of youngsters who take part in F4S activities across the region. A donation of just under £200 was handed over to our instructor Charlie Halliday at the European Sport Fishing…

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Hunting continues to evolve and prosper

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: One of the most extraordinary characteristics of the hunting world is its resilience. Every hunt, from the smallest pack of beagles to the grandest of foxhounds, is a self-contained community and there is a strength that comes from unity. Opponents of hunting have never even started to understand…

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