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Increase in firearms licence fees put to public consultation

Proposed increases to the cost of shotgun and firearm certificates for 2015 are being put to the public for consultation, the Home Office has announced. Suggested changes to firearms licence fees have been put forward by an all party working group that has been liaising with representatives of the shooting…

Look out for bird flu, shoots told

The shooting community has been asked to be extra vigilant after an outbreak of bird flu at a duck farm near Driffield in East Yorkshire. DEFRA officials issued a statement confirming the presence of bird flu at the farm and an order establishing restriction zones on Saturday 16 November. A…

BASC launches General Election campaign

BASC has launched its 2015 General Election campaign to highlight candidates’ views on shooting. Voters will be able to use an online system to search for their local candidates, see what their stance on shooting is, and email them to ask for their views. The site — the only web-based…

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RSPB chief executive to speak at GWCT conference

The RSPB’s views on shooting and conservation will be aired and debated at the GWCT’s members’ conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London on October 29. Heather buring and the hen harrier debate will also be on the agenda at the London conference, due to be attended by the…