Europe bans lead shot over wetlands

The European government on 26 November pushed through a ban on lead shot over wetlands, leaving pro-shooting groups in Brussels and Strasbourg aghast. Shooters in North European countries, especially Scandinavia, point out that most rural land is wetland, by the European definition. But on 30 November, the EU Committee, a body within the Swedish parliament […]

Scottish government lashes out with grouseshooting restrictions

The Scottish government has lashed out at grouseshooters with a raft of measures designed to restrict the sport. It plans to introduce licensing for both ‘grouse shooting businesses’ and muirburn, and it is threatening a ban on medicated grit. Muirburn licences will only be given out ‘in order to protect wildlife and habitats’, and no […]