Shooting and Conservation


Firearms licensing – don’t delay

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

If you shoot with a shotgun, stalk with a rifle or just control pests, your firearm and shotgun certificates are fundamental to your sport. The Alliance works closely with police forces up and down the country to ensure that your certificate renewal is processed promptly, properly and fairly and most licensing departments do their very…

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Shooting’s true value – going behind the statistics at Blanchland

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Shooting Director Adrian Blackmore has written a feature for the Alliance’s Winter magazine examining shooting’s all-encompassing role in the North East community of Blanchland. Adrian meets several of the characters at Blanchland and finds out about their jobs off-season as well as on shoot days, writing: “Everyone on the moor has an important…

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Natural England’s consultation on General & Class Licences

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance welcomes the opportunity to comment on the General & Class licences consultation launched this week by Natural England. However, we have grave concerns regarding some of the proposals contained within the consultation and the adverse impact this would have for farmers, gamekeepers and others undertaking essential pest control and wildlife management.  While…

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Proposed Airgun Licensing in Scotland – what will it mean for you?

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Scotland’s Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill MSP, last week announced an Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill to licence the 500,000 air weapons he estimates are used in Scotland. Scottish Countryside Alliance director Jamie Stewart has said: “The Scottish Countryside Alliance has lobbied hard on this point. We do not believe lower-powered air rifles need to be…

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