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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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The Pheasant Cup – Voting now open

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Great British Game Week is about celebrating all that is great about wild game and promoting it to those who might not have tried it before. For that reason, and in the spirit of the Week (20th-26th November), the Countryside Alliance is very excited to be holding an in-house pheasant cooking competition, The Pheasant Cup. Countryside…

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DEFRA bust grouse shooting myth

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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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Up your game for Great British Game Week

| Game to Eat, Latest News

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: We are very pleased to be co-hosting Great British Game Week from the 20th -26th November with our colleagues at the British Association for Shooting and Conservation. The week is the perfect opportunity for everyone involved in shooting to promote wild game to those that have not yet…

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CA meets Labour’s Shadow Defra Team

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Over the past couple of weeks the Countryside Alliance’s political and policy team has held individual meetings with the Labour MPs responsible for holding Defra Ministers to account, and developing alternative policies for the environment, food and rural affairs. On Thursday 2 November, Countryside Alliance Head of Policy, Sarah Lee, and Political Relations Manager, James…

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Social media round up – 16th November 2017

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Here are the Countryside Alliance’s social media highlights this week. Please follow Countryside Alliance on Facebook, our dedicated Hunting Facebook, Instagram or our following Twitter accounts:   Prepped and ready for #GBGameWeek??? Be sure to tag in @gametoeat to be in with a chance of winning a wild game cook book! https://t.co/dd4QdYUfhZ pic.twitter.com/MfZkPT4DMv — Game-to-Eat (@GametoEat) November 15, 2017 We’re…

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Two donations to the Fishing for Schools south west team

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It’s been a successful couple of weeks for the Fishing for Schools south west team. They have received two generous donations to help the hundreds of youngsters who take part in F4S activities across the region. A donation of just under £200 was handed over to our instructor Charlie Halliday at the European Sport Fishing…

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Social media round up – 10th November 2017

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Here are the Countryside Alliance’s social media highlights this week. Please follow Countryside Alliance on Facebook, our dedicated Hunting Facebook, Instagram or our following Twitter accounts:   We are delighted to announce that @WilliamSitwell and @michaelgove are joining this years’ judging panel for the @CAAwards #RuralOscars https://t.co/6rrnMXnsAY — Countryside Alliance (@CApressoffice) November 9, 2017 Congratulations to our photography competition winner,…

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Hunting continues to evolve and prosper

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: One of the most extraordinary characteristics of the hunting world is its resilience. Every hunt, from the smallest pack of beagles to the grandest of foxhounds, is a self-contained community and there is a strength that comes from unity. Opponents of hunting have never even started to understand…

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