Research supports current best practice in gamebird rearing

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The Countryside Alliance is pleased to note that Defra-funded research into the use of raised laying units, published today (24 July), supports the existing Defra Code for the Welfare of Gamebirds Reared for Sporting Purposes, used by the British gamebird industry. The research shows that the current Code of Welfare of Gamebirds Reared for Sporting…

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Shooting FAQs

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  Shotgun Shooting   How do I apply for a Shotgun Certificate? Click here to download an application form. Shotgun Certificate Application Form   Can I borrow a shotgun? A non certificate holder may use a shotgun in the following circumstances: He may borrow a shotgun from the occupier of private land and use it…

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Game seasons

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The majority of game can only be shot during specific times of the years to allow them to breed and successfully migrate to their wintering grounds.  A comprehensive guide to the shooting seasons is given below. Ready for the season ahead? Save 20% on our comprehensive country sports insurance. Game birds Additional restrictions: England and…

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The popularity of shooting continues to grow

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  A recent parlimentary written question tabled by Jim Shannon MP has revealed that shooting’s popularity is continually growing. The question tabled was ‘how many shotguns and firearms permit holders there were in each of the last five years?’ The answer was provided in the form of a table (below), submitted by the Minister in…

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New book addresses wildlife management concerns

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The Veterinary Association for Wildlife Management (VAWM) commissioned a new book, The Facts of Rural Life, to address a number of concerns it has on the management of wildlife in the countryside. The book is now available for £10 and addresses concerns such as:  • the loss, or potential loss, of many vulnerable species; • the…

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How to find your ideal shooting and fishing destination

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  The Countryside Alliance’s Adrian Blackmore introduces www.eagle-review.com, a new internet tool that helps sportsmen pick their ideal shooting or fishing destination: What a day – perfect in every respect, and exactly what had been hoped for. Such an opinion might well apply to a holiday or short weekend break having read on-line reviews before booking,…

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Fieldsports magazine seeks a hunting contributor

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Fieldsports Magazine is recruiting a new contributor to write about hunting. The magazine asks: Do you eat, sleep and breathe hunting? Would you like to write about hunting for the UK’s finest country sports journal? Well, this is your chance to join Fieldsports Magazine’s team of esteemed contributors. We are looking for a writer who can…

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Resigning from the Lead Ammunition Group over ‘abuses of process’

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The Executive Chairman of the Countryside Alliance, Sir Barney White-Spunner, has resigned from the Lead Ammunition Group (LAG) in protest at “abuses of process and evidence that render the group’s work so flawed it can never reach any scientific conclusions”. The LAG was set up under the Labour Government in 2010 at the behest of…

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