Countryside Alliance meet IFA to discuss development of new Underkeeper Apprenticeship

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Sarah Lee and Liam Stokes from the Countryside Alliance Policy and Shooting teams attended a meeting at the new Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) to discuss the development of the new Underkeeper Apprenticeship on which the Countryside Alliance is leading.  The meeting was exceptionally positive. The Institute for Apprenticeships seems to have streamlined the development process,…

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CA makes shoot managers and game shooters aware of risks of anti-shooting activists this season

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The Countryside Alliance are asking all shoot managers and all game shooters to be aware of the risk posed by anti-shooting activists this season. There has always been a slim possibility of saboteur activity on shoots, but we are concerned that recent anti-shooting campaigning by mainstream organisations and individuals may have energised the more extreme…

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Letter to Ilkley Gazette about Ilkley Moor

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Following a recent article in the Ilkley Gazette, the Countryside Alliance has written to John Grogan MP offering a visit to Ilkley Moor. We have sent the following letter to the Ilkley Gazette to tell their readers about the offer. To the editor, Regarding the article Wildlife crash on Ilkley Moor prompts fresh calls to ban grouse…

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Code of Good Shooting Practice now available

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The role of the wider shooting community in maintaining standards has been highlighted in the updated Code of Good Shooting Practice released. The Code sets out the best practice in game conservation, shoot management and the behaviour of participants. The latest guidance outlines the role of all participants, individual Guns, gamekeepers, beaters, pickers-up as well as…

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Tradition meets innovation

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The Beretta Serpentina 490 is a true masterpiece of craftmanship and, prior to its auction for charity, Camilla Swift spoke to Franco Beretta to discover the story behind this unique collector’s item. Past meets future What does a company like Beretta do to celebrate its 490th birthday? After some thought, the current president, Franco, decided…

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New stats show more people are enjoying shooting

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance’s Campaign for Shooting has welcomed new statistics which show an increase in the number of firearms certificates granted by police forces in England and Wales to the end of March 2017, and 23,128 new shotgun certificate holders. Statistics on firearm and shotgun certificates issued by police forces in England and Wales under…

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Countryside Alliance respond to RSPB’S hen harrier breeding survey

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Following the publication of the results of the RSPB’s: UK hen harrier population suffers decline, according to latest figures , Head of Shooting at the Alliance, Liam Stokes, has made the following statement: “The results from the 2016 hen harrier breeding survey make for grim reading. A significant reduction in territorial pairs have been shown…

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