golden eagle

Golden eagle report welcomed

Scotland could support up to 16 breeding pairs of golden eagles but habitat loss and climate change have caused populations to decline

Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson misrepresented by BBC’s Countryfile

Olympic gold medallist Peter Wilson MBE has criticised the BBC’s coverage of shooting in its flagship rural affairs programme, Countryfile. The double trap champion was interviewed for the 6 July episode of the programme, which announced the findings of the latest report on the economic, environmental and social worth of…


RSPCA may stop hunt prosecutions

The RSPCA is considering a change in the way they pursue hunt prosecutions. Ray Goodfellow, chief legal officer, told the Sunday Times: “We are upholding the Hunting Act, the law of the land. But others want to repeal it and we have been caught up in their political campaign. “This…


Marks & Spencer grouse sales on hold

Marks & Spencer has announced that it will not be stocking red grouse this season. The retailer told The Times that it will resume stocking the bird once it has received “independent confirmation” that its supplier estates comply with a code of practice it is developing with the RSPB and…

david haye dog forecast

Boxer David Haye presents weather forecast for dogs

Boxer David Haye has presented a weather forecast – or pawcast – in an online video by MORE THAN Pet Insurance. The insurance company says the video was filmed to “raise awareness of the dangers dogs face in the humid, thundery and warm temperatures of summer” and is more than…

commonwealth games glasgow

Shooting champion can’t compete because of a lost jacket

Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim, who won gold in the 10m air rifle pais in New Delhi for Malaysia, has been ruled out of the 2014 Commonwealth Games after her luggage went missing and her competition jacket was lost. “She was a gold medallist last time and now she won’t…

Shoot with Shooting Gazette at West London Shooting School

Shoot with Shooting Gazette at West London Shooting School

This year sees Shooting Gazette celebrate its 25th birthday and to celebrate we have organised a one-off shoot day to give you the opportunity to come and shoot with the Shooting Gazette’s famous faces. For this special day with only 50 places available we have teamed up with Purdey who…

BBC condemned for urban bias

The BBC is letting down many of its 12million rural viewers and relies too heavily on a small number of charities and NGOs for countryside stories, a BBC Trust review has found

CAP reforms could mean more peas for pigeon

Reforms to farm funding announced by environment secretary Owen Paterson could mean a boost for pollinators and pigeon shooters, but have been greeted with dismay by a number of wildlife and conservation groups. The minister’s announcement set out how the £15billion of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funds would be distributed…