Read Shooting Times this week and you'll get the latest on BASC, Vinnie Jones, what HRH the Prince of Wales is doing to support the curlew and why anglers in Kent have cause to celebrate

Here’s a brief summary of what Shooting Times subscribers will be reading about in the news this week.

Guns and ammo theft spate

Police have moved quickly to make arrests and recover stolen goods after more than 300,000 rounds of .22 LR ammunition were stolen from a lorry that was delivering it from the factory.

Royal support for the curlew

HRH the Prince of Wales applauds a new partnership, which includes the RSPB and GWCT, that aims to conserve Britain’s ‘wonderful bird’

Author and campaigner Mary Colwell is to lead a new collaboration to try to save the rapidly vanishing Eurasian curlew. The England Curlew Recovery Partnership — which includes the GWCT, the British Trust for Ornithology, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and the RSPB — aims to turn round the decline in the population, which has halved in only 25 years.

Hare warning

A Perthshire gamekeeper warns of the consequences of banning mountain hare control. “This is the worst of all worlds.”

Wildlife Trust steps back over Kent fishing rights

The Kent Wildlife Trust (KWT) has backed down from plans to end angling on its reserve after Shooting Times drew attention to the scheme that would have ended a long-established lease.

Voting is vital in BASC election

Voting has opened in the BASC council election. Paul Mayfield, who is standing for the vacant national seat, told Shooting Times: “I would encourage all BASC members to vote in this election. Shooting has never faced tougher challenges than it does right now and it is vital that we present a strong and united front to ensure the future of the sport we love.”

Vinnie supports NGO

Vinnie Jones has become a patron of the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation.

Mr Jones played as a midfielder for a range of top-level football clubs and captained the Welsh national team, before going on to have a successful Hollywood career, starring in films including Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Snatch (2000) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). He is also a keen game Shot and passionate advocate of game shooting and the countryside.

Find out what he thinks about his role in Shooting Times this week.

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