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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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9 ultimate game sausage rolls for Great British Game Week

| Game to Eat

The 20-26 November 2017 marks Great British Game Week, which highlights everything that is fantastic and British about wild game. To help you get involved and get your game on, we’ve lined up nine of the best game sausage roll recipes. Scroll below. 1. Woodpigeon sausage rolls 2.  Partridge, cranberry and juniper sausage rolls 3. Pheasant Sausage…

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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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Fishing for Schools champions celebrated at the House of Commons

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release, Uncategorised

Twenty-four young anglers from across the UK were recognised at the House of Commons yesterday (15 November) in the Fishing for Schools Champions Awards. Fishing for Schools is an initiative run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation, the charitable arm of the Countryside Alliance. It provides short angling courses to schools across the country, to aid…

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CA meets Labour’s Shadow Defra Team

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News

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

| Latest News, Our Blog

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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‘Decisions, decisions!’ by Loon

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The Countryside Alliance 2017 Christmas cards are now available to order. For this year we have nine beautiful, top quality Christmas Cards to choose from and the Countryside Alliance 2018 calendar. One of the cards ‘Decisions, decisions‘ has been kindly designed by Alasdair Hilleary (Loon), who’s work is worldly-wise and humorous. We asked him a few questions about his…

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Two donations to the Fishing for Schools south west team

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Latest News, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release

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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‘Rockin’ Robin’ By Clare Brownlow

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The Countryside Alliance 2017 Christmas cards are now available to order. For this year we have nine beautiful, top quality Christmas Cards to choose from and the Countryside Alliance 2018 calendar. One of the cards ‘Rockin’ Robin’ has been kindly designed by Clare Brownlow, who’s work has previously won the competition for the design of the front cover…

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