Monthly Archives: February 2015

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Olympic funding boost for shooting hopefuls

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With the Rio Olympics of 2016 a little more than 18 months away, UK Sport has confirmed it’s to make available more funding for the nation’s best marksmen. The agency for high performance sport has confirmed it will invest £2.3m in seven Olympic and Paralympic sports following its Annual Investment Review. A large chunk of Continue Reading →

New guidelines for trophy measuring issued

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After ten years of work collecting data from across Europe, new guidelines for international trophy measuring have been published for use by trophy judges. Through the accurate organisation and filtering of data, the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC), had produced an updated “Red Book”, which will offer a clearer and much more Continue Reading →

Great news from government at end of Pheasant season

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The game shooting community has received a boost at the end of a bumper pheasant season, with a pledge from Defra Secretary Liz Truss that the Tories will support shooting interests in the next parliament if they remain in power. The minister from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs was presented with Continue Reading →

What’s On: February 6, 7 & 8

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With the evenings suddenly a little lighter and the pheasant shooting season now over what will you be up to this weekend? If you’re not quite sure why not take a look at our regular guide to some of the things going on around the country over the next few weekends!

Lead shot ban repealed in Norway

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Politicians in Norway have voted to repeal a blanket ban on the use of lead shot which has been in place since 2005. Norway’s parliament voted to ban all use of lead shot ten years ago despite widespread opposition. The ban was vigorously opposed by the BASC’s Norwegian counterpart Jegernes Interesseorganisasjon (JI), which said the ban Continue Reading →

All about: Barbour International

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We stock plenty of iconic brands here at Fur Feather & Fin and love to share their history. This week we thought we’d tell you all about how Barbour came to be one of England’s most famous manufacturers of coats and jackets in the world. The company’s story started in 1894 in the North East Continue Reading →

Field sports generate 24m visits to the countryside

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A pair of new reports which look at field sports and the impact they have on the countryside has revealed how sports such as hunting, shooting and fishing draw millions of people to rural areas every year. Figures from the new Natural England report and the annual Value of Shooting report have revealed that participants Continue Reading →