Shooting Times speaks out over raptor persecution

If you kill raptors and you buy Shooting Times, please desist from doing both. You are ruining our sport and we don’t want your custom. https://t.co/YJN06aKHie — Shooting Times (@ShootingTimes) 14 March 2018 Change was never going to come overnight but reform has been happening for some time. We would all like to get to […]

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Hunting and Optics: should I feel guilty for where I shop?

It cannot have escaped your attention that, over the past few weeks, some optics companies (those who produce binoculars, scopes and cameras) have received a large amount of criticism due to their ties to the hunting industry. Indeed, following the publication of their first report in 2016, Ethical Consumer has published a second report highlighting the […]

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Talking to Shooters – Graham Appleton

Some of my birdwatching friends don’t understand why I write for Shooting Times. I explain that, although there is a difference of views on some issues, the birdwatching and shooting communities have two key things in common – they value the countryside and the diversity of life it contains. Isn’t it the people who think […]

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Dwelling on Deer: Culls and Control

There is no way around it, our small island is positively bursting with deer. So many in fact, that the issue of overpopulation and its subsequent implications are up there with the other great threats facing our countryside. And, arguably, of much greater concern than other issues prone to dominating the headlines – many of which, […]

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