The popularity of shooting continues to grow

| Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

  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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Show your support for Nature and Shooting

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The Countryside Alliance is calling on all those who love British wildlife and the countryside to respond to the European Commission’s proposal to review the Birds and Habitats Directive. The Nature Directives, as they are collectively known, have played an essential part in increasing our biodiversity and wildlife, with SPAs and SACs forming the backbone to…

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Concern Over Holyrood Air Weapons and Licensing Bill

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Yesterday MSP’s debated the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill, which would mean all 500,000 air rifles used in Scotland would need to be licensed. Scottish Countryside Alliance director Jamie Stewart, said: “We are greatly disappointed that, despite the Cabinet Secretary’s acknowledgement that current recorded offences involving air weapons are at the lowest level since comparable…

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Campaign win on Welsh dog breeding guidance

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The Countryside Alliance has ensured the particular way working dogs are kept is recognised in new guidance for local authorities granting licences under new dog breeding regulations for Wales. The Government document covers accommodation and environment, diet and nutrition, normal behaviour (which includes the socialisation of puppies) and health and welfare, and includes special mention…

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