Call to Action – Support the return of pheasant shooting leases on public land in Wales

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The Countryside Alliance is asking members and supporters in Wales to send a letter calling on the Board of Natural Resource Wales (NRW) to reverse the decisions taken on the 20th September 2018, which included the end of pheasant shooting leases on public land. Before the intervention of the Labour Government, NRW spent £48,000 of…

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Grouse Moor Management Group Questionnaire

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The Scottish Countryside Alliance like many others with interest in the management of moorland has responded to the Grouse Moor Management Groups questionnaire. Amongst the many positives, we were delighted to be able to include the report of the release of Golden Eagles in the South of Scotland hills. In the first of a series…

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Welsh Labour shoots itself in foot

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Unsurprisingly, if regrettably, the Natural Resources Wales (NRW) board this week bowed to the pressure from its political masters in the Labour Government in Cardiff and agreed to implement a ban on game shooting. I wrote in the summer about the extraordinary intervention of the Welsh Minister for…

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Labour Minister’s pressure sees £40,000 review ignored in Wales

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Today (Thursday 20 September) the board of Natural Resources Wales (NRW) voted to end the leasing of pheasant shooting on the Welsh Government estate, following pressure from the Labour Government. The decision was taken despite NRW having spent over £40,000 on a review into the issue that recommended that pheasant shooting be allowed to continue,…

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

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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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Shooting industry unites to set ‘best practice’ guidelines

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On Monday 23rd July the British Game Alliance (BGA) brought together shoot owners, keepers and representative organisations to discuss shoot management best practice with the BGA’s auditing partners Acoura. The BGA undertook a pilot audit observed by the Countryside Alliance, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), so the organisations…

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Countryside Alliance submits member’s evidence to the Home Office on failing medical procedure

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The Countryside Alliance has submitted a dossier of evidence to the Home Office team currently working on the medical procedures associated with firearms licensing, including case studies detailing the experiences of our members. The Alliance was asked to collate this information during a meeting with Home Office Minister Nick Hurd MP, who wanted a clearer…

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Your essential guide to the Game Fair 2018

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Celebrating its 60th year, the world-class Game Fair returns to Ragley Hall, Warwickshire this weekend, 27th – 29th July, and the Countryside Alliance will be attending in force. Come and visit us Our stand is situated in the Orange Zone, number K1151A – look out for our banners flying high on gunmakers row! Whatever day…

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