Conservationists have recognised the vital role shooters play in managing wetlands at a special workshop held on World Wetlands Day.
The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has called for an urgent meeting with Defra to discuss proposals about sharing confidential information from the GB Poultry Register with other government departments.
The number of young people taking up shooting sports through the British Association for Shooting and Conservation’s Young Shots scheme has risen by 20 percent in the last year alone.
The qualifying rounds of the BASC gamekeepers’ national clay shoot will take place at locations across the UK in March.
Following pressure from BASC, the Welsh Assembly Government will be renewing 25 general licences without any changes this week.