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PSNI FEB pauses firearm magazine application scheme

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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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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Bird flu outbreak - Glenrothes
**IMPORTANT** AVIAN INFLUENZA - SCOTLAND GUIDANCE NOT TO CATCH UP GAMEBIRDS

**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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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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SACS response to the Home Office firearms safety consultation
ANOTHER LYNX REINTRODUCTION PROJECT

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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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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Northern Ireland - shooting & country sports during lockdown
2020-21 end of gamebird season advice

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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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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ENGLAND LOCKDOWN - OUTDOOR SHOOTING ACTIVITIES PERMITTED AS EXERCISE
Wader and wildfowl shooting - call for voluntary restraint due to cold weather

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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CORONAVIRUS - SACS UK-WIDE UPDATE 05 JANUARY 2021

Update on new Scotland and England stay at home orders as at 05 January 2021, plus links to Northern Ireland and Wales existing restrictions.

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CORONAVIRUS - SACS UK-WIDE UPDATE 05 JANUARY 2021
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