Shooting thrives as others decline

| Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The numbers of those participating in Britain’s most popular sport, swimming, have fallen consistently for the last four years, and it is estimated that currently fewer than 2.5 million adults swim at least once a week. Football has suffered an even longer decline to a point where only 1.9 million adults play the game at…

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Countryside Alliance launches campaign for fair and consistent licensing with appearance on Countryfile

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance featured in a BBC Countryfile investigation into the failing medical procedures associated with firearms licensing. The Countryside Alliance has been at the forefront of lobbying the Government to resolve the increasingly chaotic situation, and used the broadcast to launch a Campaign for Fair and Consistent Licensing. Everyone who wants to see an…

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CA shocked at shooting omission from the commonwealth games

| Campaigns, Shooting

The Countryside Alliance is deeply disappointed at the news that all shooting sports are to be excluded from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Shooting has taken part at every Commonwealth Games since 1970, and this shock move by organisers will undoubtedly leave hundreds of professional competitors from around the world angry and hurt. Whilst shooting is particularly…

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The Lobby: Securing the future

| Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Shooting

Game meat marketing and the need to develop effective self-regulation are top of the future proofing agenda for the Campaign for Shooting in 2018. The Countryside Alliance Campaign for Shooting exists to protect your shooting, and all the benefits that flow from it. The Campaign for Shooting is most clearly visible when we are dealing with…

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Making the most of game

| Campaigns, Game to Eat, Shooting

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: Last Wednesday our Wales Director, Rachel Evans, organised a wonderful Game-to-eat event at the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff Bay. Assembly Members and invited guests were not only able to try Welsh game, but to see it prepared and cooked. Rabbit, venison, duck, pheasants and partridges went from fur…

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Labour MP visits Ilkley Moor

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

This past Friday (17th November 2017) the Countryside Alliance arranged for John Grogan MP to visit Ilkley Moor and meet the current tenants and gamekeepers. llkley Moor is the last remaining council-owned moor on which grouse shooting and all its associated management continues, and in early 2018 the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (BDMC)…

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DEFRA bust grouse shooting myth

| Campaigns, Latest News, Shooting

Defra have once and for all banished the myth that grouse shooting receives subsidy from government. In a comprehensive reply to the latest petition against grouse shooting, the Government has once again stated the conservation benefits of grouse shooting and highlighted the economic value of grouse shooting to the rural economy. Any petition that obtains…

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Gamebird Sector Cuts Antibiotics by 36 per cent

| Shooting

ORGANISATIONS involved in shooting and gamebird management have welcomed a big fall in the amount of antibiotic used in the rearing of pheasants and partridges in the UK. Figures endorsed by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) have been released today showing that antibiotics used in gamebirds were brought down voluntarily by 36 per cent in…

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Kent Young Guns experience game shooting for the first time

| Shooting

Over 70 people turned out last weekend (14 October) to give ten youngsters a day to remember at Whitehill shoot, near Canterbury, ensuring the future of game shooting is stronger than ever. The ten newcomers to driven shooting, each with their own mentor, experienced a full day’s shooting, facilitated by the fantastic cooperation of the…

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