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Urgent – email your views on English general licences

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

Please email Natural England with your views on proposals to radically change the English general licences – which give the authority for every day pest control activities such as pigeon shooting. The consultation closes on the 19th May.

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EU move to ban Larsen decoys defeated

Posted on Apr 16, 2014

A motion which could have seen a European ban on the use of decoy birds in live-catch traps, such as the Larsen trap commonly used for magpies, has been defeated in the European parliament.

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Target pistol shooting petition – please sign and share

Posted on Apr 14, 2014

Please sign and share a petition calling on the government to amend the Firearms Acts to allow the ownership and use of .22 calibre rimfire pistols for competitive sporting purposes in England, Wales and Scotland. Even if you have no personal interest in “.22 pistol shooting”, by signing the petition you can show your support for shooting in general and contribute to an act of solidarity which will set the scene for future challenges.

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BASC delivers police training on firearms and wildlife law

Posted on Apr 10, 2014

A training course designed to help improve police officers’ understanding of firearms and wildlife law has been successfully completed with the help of the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), working with police wildlife and rural crime officers from Lancashire and Cumbria constabularies.

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Gamebore to sponsor BASC .410 World Championships 2014

Posted on Apr 9, 2014

Gamebore Cartridges has signed up to sponsor the BASC .410 World Championships, a clay-shooting competition using the smallest calibre shotgun in general use. The event attracts people from around the world and is organised by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

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BASC NI urges farmers to help with grey squirrel control

Posted on Apr 8, 2014

Farmers are being urged to help protect Northern Ireland’s native red squirrel by taking advantage of the joint pest control scheme run by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

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