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Hen harrier petition passes 10,000 mark

The e-petition calling for DEFRA to publish the Hen Harrier Joint Recovery Plan has attracted more than 10,000 signatures. In August 2012, DEFRA asked moor owners, gamekeepers and conservation groups,…


Tesco scraps plans to shoot a wagtail

Natural England has granted the supermarket giant Tesco a special licence to kill a single wagtail trapped in one of its stores in Great Yarmouth — but, following an outcry,…

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Hen harrier recovery plan

The GWCT's Andrew Gilruth looks at what the hen harrier recovery plan contains and its implications for the grouse moors

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Win a Seeland Eton Classic Smock

Seeland are giving away a Seeland Eton Classic Smock – worth £149.99 – in an online competition. The Seeland Eton Classic Smock is a lightweight outer layer that’s much quieter than…


What’s new in Shooting Gazette?

In the new issue: Hurtling redlegs in high bird country, luxury guns and kit in Mayfair and looking at lighter loads

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The UK’s first award-winning Damson Port revealed

Yorkshire drinks maker Raithorpe Manor won three gold stars at the recent 2014 Great Taste Awards for their unique Damson Port Liqueur after blind tasting. “Being awarded three stars is…