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Ensuring the continued use of Asulam

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

This story first appeared on this website in February 2013 and gains further relevance by the granting of Emergency Authorisation in mid-May 2014 to ensure Asulam’s use for the year: The Countryside Alliance has welcomed The Chemicals Regulation Directorate’s announcement this week that Emergency Authorisation for the continued use of Asulam for bracken control in…

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Supporting the NGO on buzzard control

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Director of Campaigns Tim Bonner writes: There has been an interesting legal development in the long running argument over licences for the control of buzzards this week.The High Court has accepted an application from a gamekeeper to proceed with a Judicial Review of Natural England’s decision not to issue a licence to allow…

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Go wild for game this season

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Eating game is cheap, it’s healthy, it benefits the countryside, and it is in season now. What’s not to like? The number one benefit of eating game is its healthiness. Research carried out by Leatherhead Food International* shows how game compares very favourably with other red and white meats. Venison is high in protein, low…

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Lobby your parliamentary candidates – do they oppose a ban on lead shot?

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance has launched a new campaign asking rural voters to contact their Parliamentary candidates ahead of the General Election on 7th May. Take part here. This online e-lobby reads: “Congratulations on your selection. As a voter in your constituency I wanted to draw your attention to Countryside Alliance’s General Election Manifesto and ask…

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Firearms licensing – fees are back in the news

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

A story has appeared in today’s Guardian entitled “David Cameron blasted over shotgun licence fees veto”. The story reports: “Home Office Minister Norman Baker, who has responsibilities for shotgun certificates, said he has been frustrated by the decision to block plans to raise the cost of gun licences, forcing police services to find more than £17m from their…

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Game Chef of the Year 2014 is crowned

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Congratulations to Tom Van Zeller, of Van Zeller Restaurants in Harrogate,, who was this week crowned Game Chef of the Year in a prestigious competition which concluded a four month search for the UK’s best game chef. Daniel Bland of The Wheatsheaf Inn, Doddington and Jonathan Cook of Greywall’s Hotel in Edinburgh were both runners up…

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