One of the biggest celebrations of the Great British Countryside is only a day away, in the shape of the CLA Game Fair. Taking place at the beautiful Harewood House in Yorkshire, over 150,000 people are expected to pay the fair a visit, which has been fantastically as an agricultural Glastonbury! The great thing about the event is the fact there is so much to do, for people of all ages, but especially the younger generation. Having activities for the younger generation to take part in encourages them to get out into the countryside, as well as educating them and even inspire them to take part in country sports. These activities range from driving a JCB digger, taking part in off road driving, or even trying their hand at shooting. If there are too many events for you to take part in, why not set up camp in the campsite to enjoy the whole weekend? The fair will have a constant stream of shows taking part in the main arena, which includes working farm dogs, displays of birds of prey and the hotly anticipated Shetland Pony Grand National, which is not to be missed! Having started in 1958 with just a few participants and a couple thousand visitors, there are more than 900 firms with stands showcasing their wares, including us here at Fur Feather & Fin. So why not come along to stand S1638 and see our range of shooting accessories, country clothing and get an exclusive preview of our autumn range! Photo courtesy of R J McNaughton, under Creative Commons Logo courtesy of CLA Game Fair
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In the last two weeks we have seen the much anticipated release of the Value of Shooting, a study that looked into not only the economic, but the environmental and social contribution of the sport of shooting to our country. Media across the land are reporting on the statistics including Countryfile as well as a number of regional publications. It has been just less than a decade since the previous study of the shooting industry was undertaken, eight years in fact, so the new figures will provide essential information and insight that can be used educate the public and those in power regarding the significance of shooting to the countryside, not to mention the economy as a whole. Figures reveal that shooting is worth a staggering £2 billion to the UK economy, and that 74,000 full-time jobs alone are supported through shooting. The figures also illustrate that even though we have suffered with the recession, shooting has ridden the storm and provides important jobs, conservation and tourism in the UK. Take a further look into findings from the study and you’ll see that almost £250 million a year is expended on conservation along with habitat management which allows for an extensive array of wildlife to benefit in the process. Additionally, it was found that people who shoot put in 3.9 million work days on conservation annually — this equates to that of 16,000 full-time conservation jobs. The numbers of people who took part in the report was shown to be the most comprehensive to date into the shooting industry, with some 16,234 questionnaires completed being completed. Angie Simonds, Director of Fur Feather and Fin says “This detailed report really highlights the vital contribution shooting makes to the economy, to rural jobs and the major conservation and management of our countryside.” At Fur Feather and Fin we have a wide variety of shooting products, from Men’s and Women’s clothing, shooting accessories, gun slips and many more so take a look at our website today for all the latest products and offers.