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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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Letter Opposing Game Shooting Leaves Welsh Government with Serious Questions to Answer

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In a dramatic conclusion to the widely publicised Natural Resource Wales (NRW) review of the use of firearms on land it manages, Minister for Environment Hannah Blythyn has written a letter to NRW asking that they ignore the conclusions of the review because “the Welsh Government does not support commercial pheasant shooting”. Following a tense…

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Government exploring options for including shooting in 2022 Games

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Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch MP, has confirmed that the Government is “exploring the potential” of including shooting in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Ms Crouch made her comments during a debate in Westminster on 27 June which was secured by Alister Jack MP from Dumfries and Galloway. Mr Jack noted the “phenomenal” performance of…

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Countryside Alliance Issues Call for Evidence Following Meeting with Firearms Minister

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The Countryside Alliance is asking members and supporters to report their experience of firearms licensing medical procedures, following a meeting with Home Office Minister Nick Hurd MP. Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner and Head of Shooting Liam Stokes met Mr Hurd and Home Office officials to discuss our concerns over the failure of the medical…

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Shooting main target for petitioning the National Assembly for Wales by Animal Rights groups

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance met the Chair of the Petitions Committee, David Rowlands AM, over concerns about the authenticity and transparency of petitions presented to the Assembly. In recent weeks two anti-shooting petitions have been presented to the National Assembly for Wales, one calling for the ban on the use of Larsen traps, the other opposing…

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