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Pigeon control with Rich Saunders

Richard Saunders sets out to deal with a stately pigeon problem The General Licences (GL) have been the focus of much discussion in recent times, causing many of us to reflect on exactly why we shoot animals. Personally, I’ve always

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Airgun hunting on the farmyard

The farmyard can be an incredibly productive place for airgun hunters who know how to employ the right tactics, as Pete Brookes explains. The air rifle is perfect for dealing with rats and feral pigeons, but shooters should always be

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Countryside Groups Hail Licence Move

Six general licences for the control of wild birds are being reissued on a temporary basis – in a move described by BASC as being both “sensible and workable” for shooting and conservation. The general licences had been due to

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CORONAVIRUS: Advice on shooting activities in England

BASC and other rural organisations have updated their advice for shooting, work on shoots and pest control in England following the government’s latest changes to the regulations for fighting Covid-19.  We must stress that these changes have been made in

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General licences in England extended

Defra have extended the temporary general licences in England until the end of July. BASC have said that this gives a “window of certainty to the rural community.” BASC say that they “will continue to work with Defra and parliamentarians

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Have your say on general licences

Airgun shooters are urged to take part in a public survey to shape the way pest birds are controlled in England The study is part of a review that is being led by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural

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Shooters on course for bird control

Airgun shooters are being offered a new training course in the wake of the recent changes to the general licences A leading UK pest control supply company is opening its training courses to a wider audience after many professionals were

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Everything you need to know about general licences

In the wake of the news three of the general licences in England, which permit the taking of pest bird species including pigeons, crows and magpies, was revoked yesterday, here is everything you need to know about general licences. Natural

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