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Lead: unavoidable train crash or a battle for our destiny?

Lead: unavoidable train crash or a battle for our destiny?

An update from SACS on the lead ammunition situation including joint working and the latest on a UK version of the European Chemicals Agency.

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PSNI FEB pauses firearm magazine application scheme

Following a constructive meeting with shooting representative bodies, PSNI Firearms & Explosives Branch has now paused its ill-thought firearms magazine application and registration scheme and is working with SACS and partners on a solution.

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PSNI FEB pauses firearm magazine application scheme
Bird flu outbreak - Glenrothes

Bird flu outbreak - Glenrothes

Following on from our post about bird flu and catching up game birds in Scotland yesterday, we have now heard that there has been an outbreak at a game bird rearing facility near Glenrothes.

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**IMPORTANT** AVIAN INFLUENZA - SCOTLAND GUIDANCE NOT TO CATCH UP GAMEBIRDS

Scottish Government Disease Control Branch confirm the legal position for catching up gamebirds and give guidance not to do it. More details in article.

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**IMPORTANT** AVIAN INFLUENZA - SCOTLAND GUIDANCE NOT TO CATCH UP GAMEBIRDS
SACS response to the Home Office firearms safety consultation

SACS response to the Home Office firearms safety consultation

SACS response to the Home Office firearms safety consultation, which covers high muzzle energy rifles, airguns, miniature rifle ranges and components of ammunition with criminal intent.

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ANOTHER LYNX REINTRODUCTION PROJECT

Another attempt at Lynx reintroduction to review, engage with and respond to. The principal that SACS stands by is that local people should have an absolute veto on any reintroductions.

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ANOTHER LYNX REINTRODUCTION PROJECT
Northern Ireland - shooting & country sports during lockdown

Northern Ireland - shooting & country sports during lockdown

Following newly updated guidance on Coronavirus legislation wording, SACS is able to confirm that in Northern Ireland shooting and country sports can be conducted as exercise within the current household restrictions.

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2020-21 end of gamebird season advice

The main bodies involved with Scottish shooting and game management have produced information about the current lockdown and the end of the 2020-21 gamebird season. This is available on request.

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2020-21 end of gamebird season advice
ENGLAND LOCKDOWN - OUTDOOR SHOOTING ACTIVITIES PERMITTED AS EXERCISE

ENGLAND LOCKDOWN - OUTDOOR SHOOTING ACTIVITIES PERMITTED AS EXERCISE

IMPORTANT ENGLAND UPDATE 07.01.2021
We have updated our England guidance to clarify that during the lockdown outdoor shooting activities are permitted as a form of exercise as long as you stay local and keep within the household restrictions.

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Wader and wildfowl shooting - call for voluntary restraint due to cold weather

Together with our partner bodies in Scotland, SACS recommends that, for those legally able to do so during the lockdown, the shooting of wildfowl and waders should be voluntarily limited from 06 January 2021 until the freezing conditions lessen and a thaw is well underway. More details via links.

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Wader and wildfowl shooting - call for voluntary restraint due to cold weather
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