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£57,000

Not­ting­hamshire mem­bers of the Game & Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion Trust have raised £57,000 for the re­search char­ity at a gourmet din­ner and auc­tion.

£2 mil­lion

The Royal Agri­cul­tural Benev­o­lent In­sti­tu­tion paid out more than £2mil­lion to help sup­port strug­gling farm­ers last year.

60,000

pupils are ex­pected to re­ceive pheas­ant cook­ery lessons over the next three years as part of BASC’s Taste of Game cam­paign.

41

Ac­cord­ing to a re­cent re­port by the Scot­tish Nat­u­ral Her­itage

(SNH), 41 golden ea­gles out of 131 mon­i­tored by the SNH had dis­ap­peared un­der sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances be­tween 2004 and 2016.

£25,000

BASC has pledged £25,000 to sup­port a bal­anced in­de­pen­dent study into the management of the UK’s up­lands af­ter Govern­ment with­drew its fund­ing.

£8,000

James Purdey & Sons paid £8,000 at an auc­tion to buy back one of its rare shot­guns – a 12bore sin­gle-bar­relled self-open­ing side­lock ejec­tor trap guns. Only 59 guns were ever made since it was first pro­duced in 1922.

25

The Game & Wildlife Con­ser­va­tive Trust’s Aller­ton Project demon­stra­tion farm cel­e­brated its 25th an­niver­sary in June with an open day.

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