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General Licences – an update

29/04/2019

On Tuesday, 23 April, following a legal challenge by activist group Wild Justice, Natural England (NE) suspended three general licences (GL 04/05/06), under which 16 bird species could be legally controlled in England. Since then, there has been much confusion in the fieldsports community about what this means and how the situation is being rectified. The ability to control several species of wild birds – including carrion crows, magpies and woodpigeons – to prevent serious damage or...

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Leica Fieldsports Photographer of the Year Competition

Now into its sixth year, the definitive annual photography competition for the fieldsports industry is back, and with seven categories and £7,500-worth of prizes – including cash – it is bigger and better than ever! 

From the ethereal flutter of a mayfly dun at first light, a roaring stag stood proud above a craggy Cairngorm horizon to a woodcock scything through the frozen January air… part of the allure and magic of all of our country sports is, unquestionably, the imagery and inherent beauty associated with them.  It is our aim to unearth the outstanding photography that showcases the very best of our country sports both in the UK and further afield. It also aimed to highlight the talent that is...

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The right thing to do...

Fieldsports is the first country pursuits title to send out publications in recycled, fully recyclable cardboard packaging. Owner Simon K. Barr shares his thoughts.

As a lifelong consumer of countless hunting, shooting and fishing magazines from around the world, the wanton waste in the publishing sector doesn’t sit well with me. My first step since acquiring Fieldsports was to swap the magazine’s plastic polywrap cover for a recycled and fully recyclable cardboard envelope. Yes, this increases cost, but as a dedicated and focused country pursuits publisher, we genuinely care about our environmental footprint.     We are a team of...

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Fibre for fieldsports

We launch the ‘Fibre for Fieldsports’ (#fibreforfieldsports) campaign, which aims to completely phase out the use of plastic wad cartridges for game shooting.

Did you know that two plastic cartridge wads are equivalent in weight to a standard plastic carrier bag? In line with recent efforts at Fieldsports to go about our business in a more responsible and sustainable way – swapping plastic in our supply chain for recyclable alternatives wherever possible – comes the launch of the ‘Fibre for Fieldsports’ (#fibreforfieldsports) campaign, which aims to completely phase out the use of plastic wad cartridges for game shooting. As responsible...

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