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Date for the Diary – Great British Game Week announced

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In its fifth-year the Great British Game Week is returning next month, November 18th to 25th, to celebrate wild game to it widest ever audience.   BASC’s Taste of Game, Countryside Alliance’s Game to Eat and, in its first year the British Game Alliance are excited to collaborate to promote wild game to both beginners and…

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Lead ammunition and ECHA update

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Where do the current threats lie when it comes to the future use of lead ammunition? The major threat we are currently facing is at the European Union level through a body called the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The European Commission has requested ECHA prepare a dossier on the restriction on the use of lead…

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Riverkeepers of the Test take on the Itchen in charity football game for Fishing for Schools

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Waders, nets and rods will be swapped for football boots and strips on Sunday 4 November – when the river keepers of the Test take on those of the Itchen in a charity football match, in aid of Fishing for Schools. This sporting spectacular will take place at the River Park Leisure Centre in Winchester,…

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Gamebird Producers Slash Antibiotic Use

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Figures released today (24 October 2018) show that in the two years since the gamebird sector rolled out its voluntary campaign to reduce antibiotics, overall use has fallen by 51%, with antibiotics incorporated in gamebird feed slashed by 70%. The figures, announced by The Game Farmers’ Association (GFA), have been calculated in collaboration with Veterinary…

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Good weather and fishing ensure a great final retreat for 2018 at the Mount Falcon Estate, Co Mayo

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the medical fly-fishing programme for ladies who have, or have had breast cancer, held its final retreat of 2018 at the Mount Falcon Estate in Ballina, Co Mayo, Ireland last weekend (19-21 October). Retreat coordinator Sue Shaw said: “Thirteen ladies attended the retreat, three from England and 10 from across…

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Finding the right equine insurance for your horse

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Entering the equine world might look a bit scary at first glance as the unpredictability of owning a horse can be really stressful.  Owning a horse is also much more time-consuming than people usually think; you have to be there for a horse daily, rain or shine. No matter how experienced you are, whether a…

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Newcomers’ week emphasises a large and growing appetite for all forms of legal hunting

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The Countryside Alliances’ annual Hunting Newcomers Week (15th – 21th October) has seen another large number of people experience hunting for the first time. The aim of Hunting Newcomers’ Week is to introduce as many new faces to the hunting field as possible and encourage them to have an enjoyable day seeing different country while…

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Members of the National Trust vote against members resolution to ban the use of barbed wire on their properties

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The National Trust Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Saturday, 20th October 2018 at the STEAM Museum in Swindon. Voting took place to decide the future of barbed wire on National Trust (NT) properties with members voting to allow the continuation of this form of fencing across more than 618,000 acres owned by the…

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