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licensing fees for firearms increased by Government

The Home Office is exploring an increase in licensing 
fees for firearms. The 
minister responsible for 
firearms licensing, Nick 
Hurd MP, recently confirmed 
in a written answer to 
a Parliamentary…

antibiotic use in game birds

A coalition of shooting and veterinary groups has urged the game sector to make further cuts to antibiotic use in game birds. A joint statement has been released by the…

deerstalking male deer

The Countryside Alliance (CA) and BASC have both warned of “unintended consequences” 
for shooters stemming from the Government’s proposed new Offensive Weapons Bill. Announced by the Home Office earlier this…

Queen with gamekeepers

HM The Queen has 
shown her support for the fieldsports community by making a donation to the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust. The gift to the charity was revealed following the Trust’s…

woodcock need a reprieve

Shooters across Europe have been advised to reduce the number of woodcock they shoot during cold weather. New research suggests that for 
every four consecutive days 
of frozen conditions, the…

The new Great Shires Game Fair is now just a little over a week away, promising to bring all the best of the fieldsports world to the Three Counties Showground…

The Government has highlighted the importance of shooting and said it has no intention to licence driven grouse shooting after responding to an online petition. The petition, which received the…

wild salmon

The Scottish Government has pledged £700,000 to tackle declining wild salmon stocks. With survival rates for salmon at sea having dropped to just five per cent, ministers say that the…

London Wing Shooting Fair

The inaugural London Wing Shooting Fair, to be held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, is just days away. Co-founder John Kelley was inspired to create the show following…

Country Food Trust

Thousands of people struggling with food poverty have had a hot meal of pheasant or partridge to eat over the past two years thanks to the charitable work of the…

Electric dog training collars in England

A consultation has been launched in to a possible ban on the sale and use of electric dog training collars in England. This follows Scotland’s commitment to ban the use…

flyfishing

Fieldsports brand Orvis has launched a new campaign to encourage more women to take up flyfishing and “advance gender parity” in the sport. The 50/50 on the Water initiative seeks…

An initiative has been proposed with the intention of promoting the consumption of game and maintaining shoot standards. Expected to launch in mid-April, the British Game Alliance (BGA) is being…

Shooters have been warned that disobeying regulations on the use of lead shot could result in further restrictions. Lead shot is banned on the foreshore in England and Wales and…