WH Smith Back Down: WH Smith has been forced due to a mass of strong feeling to review its policy over restricting sales of Shooting magazines to over 14 yr olds. It seems that the policy that was introduced without proper consideration has caused WH Smith some embarrassment and as a result they have been forced to reverse their decision and admit that they made an error.

Ash tree Die back  continues to be in the news however with the leaves now having fallen signs of the disease are harder to establish. We may have to wait until next spring to see how far the disease has spread and to what extent contamination can be restricted and controlled. Researchers continue to look into new ways of stemming the outbreak with research being specifically directed into further understanding around those trees that show a genetic resistance to the disease. Currently there are 129 sites that have been found to contain the disease.   

The British Shooting show  is to be held this coming February 9-10th at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. There will be over 300 trade stands offering everything from Antique arms and rifles to the very latest in Optics and Night vision. Attendants will be able to try out plenty of shooting equipment and be able to get their hands on plenty of bargains only on offer during the weekend.

BASC gets a new Chief Executive: Richard Ali is to become the new Chief Executive of the BASC in March 2013 and aims to see the BASC continue to promote and protect sporting shooting. Mr Ali is taking over from John Swift who's career with the BASC spanned some 40 years and during which time the BASC has become the UK's largest shooting Organisation.

Deer Stalking is getting more expensive: Despite the economic down turn Savills have revealed that Deer Stalking is getting more expensive as it continues to become more popular. Savills revealed that on many of its Estates prices have risen by at least 5%.  



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