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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Kev Hawker’s on squirrel patrol

Kev Hawker treats himself to a leisurely morning in the woods, and brings a few invasive grey squirrels to book while he’s at it. If you asked me to name the most destructive pest in the British countryside, I would

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The Game Fair selects GWCT as its nominated charity

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has been chosen by The Game Fair as its official charity for 2019. A regular exhibitor at The Game Fair, the independent wildlife conservation charity has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and

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New Handheld Thermal Imaging Device

Launched at the Northern Shooting Show last weekend by Scott Country International, the new Seek Reveal handheld thermal imager allows you to detect heat sources from animals in adverse weather, foliage and woodland, or for tracking them when they have gone into

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Shooting boosts economy and wildlife

  Millions of airgun shooters have contributed to the £2 billion annual boost shooting brings to the British economy – and BASC has now called for shooting’s massive contribution to be recognised by policy makers and politicians. Richard Ali, BASC

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BBC Countryfile are asking the question

“Does the shooting industry do more good than harm to Britain’s wildlife?” The BBC will judge the response to this question as to how much support there is for field sports, so it is important that we get as many

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Law Refresher

A training course to help improve police understanding of firearms and wildlife law – which the BASC helped set up and run – has been successfully completed by officers in Lancashire and Cumbria constabularies. A spokesman from the Lancashire police

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