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BASC is reminding shooters in Scotland and Northern Ireland that, for the first time since the 1800s, they do not need a game licence to shoot this season.

Glynn Evans, the head of game and gamekeeping, said: “This removes a redundant layer of bureaucracy.

The revenue generated by the game licence was insignificant and was not used for conservation or game management.”

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