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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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Countryside Alliance banners make the headlines

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The Countryside Alliance’s large educational banners seen adorning the walls of hound shows this summer are proving popular among hound aficionados and newcomers to hound shows alike. The large wall-hangings give an indication of what the judges are looking for in the foxhound and beagle classes that have taken place at hound shows around the…

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Female hunter found dead in apparent suicide after online abuse

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Melania Capitan, a prominent Spanish hunter who documented her movements and methods on social media platforms has been found dead after apparently committing suicide following a string of violent threats that targeted her online. Miss Capitan, a young country sports pursuer was subject to ruthless and totally unacceptable threats on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram simply…

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Ladies with breast cancer invited to apply for Arundell Arms fly fishing retreat in Devon

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland (CfR), the fly fishing therapy programme for ladies with breast cancer, has opened its Devon retreat to registrations and ladies are invited to apply. The programme marries counselling and medical advice with the sport of fly fishing to enable ladies to bond, learn a new skill, have fun and move…

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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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Fishing 4 Schools’ instructors get together in Wiltshire

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This week the regional teams responsible for running The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s popular Fishing 4 Schools programmes got together at the beautiful Manningford Fishery near Pewsey in Wiltshire to catch up, share ideas and plan next steps. National Director Charles Jardine called the meeting to bring together coarse and game anglers from across England. Charles talked about…

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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 today. 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…

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The future of the countryside is green

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Today the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP, spoke about the future of the countryside when we leave the European Union and his hopes for a “green Brexit”. In his speech Mr Gove outlined his vision for the countryside and future ongoing support for farming. He recognised that “seventy per cent of our land is farmed”…

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