GWCT excited by coming game season

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After a dismal year because of Covid-19, the coming season has finally begun to look brighter, game days are sought after, and it seems that some form of normality is returning. That’s the view of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s…

Welsh Parliament urged to assess shooting’s value

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The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has responded to the Senedd Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee consultation, asking for an enquiry to be undertaken into the contribution shooting makes to the Welsh economy. BASC…

GWCT here to help you and the countryside

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The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust is taking its message to the people at this year’s GWCT Scottish Game Fair – headline sponsored by NFU Mutual – with its stand underlining the important work it does. With farmers and gamekeepers…

Rural security more important than ever

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With rural crime seemingly on the increase, Perthshire company Farmstream was set up just 18 months ago to offer affordable and effective CCTV and livestock monitoring systems to farms and other businesses in remote locations. When Eddie…

Have your say on bird shooting in Wales

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A review of rules surrounding the shooting and trapping of birds in Wales has just been launched and shooters, keepers and landowners are being urged to make their views known. Government-backed body, Natural Resources Wales, says the public…

Waterways charity seeks young blood for the future

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National waterways and wellbeing charity, the Canal & River Trust, is encouraging young people to join a new programme to help shape its future direction and broaden the waterways’ appeal to all ages. The Trust, which looks after 2,000…

Positive signs for salmon in River Frome

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The amount of young salmon leaving the River Frome is the highest in eight years, with numbers up by 40 per cent in 2020 on the 10-year average. However, the Fisheries Research Review from the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT),…

Boost for social impact of shooting

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A new scientific paper into the social, mental and wellbeing attributes of those who participate in game shooting has been highlighted as significant by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). The new paper, published…

Have your say on the future of Grouse Shooting

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Secure the Future of Grouse Shooting The future of grouse shooting is set to be debated in Westminster on June 21st and the industry needs everyone’s help to ensure the facts are fully represented. Organisations such as the Game &…