NEWS IN BRIEF

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Young Welsh Skeet shooter Ben Llewellin per­formed phe­nom­e­nally against the best in the world to se­cure Sil­ver at the ISSF World Cup fi­nal in New Delhi, set­ting a joint world record in the process. We send our con­grat­u­la­tions and wish him luck in his jour­ney to­wards Tokyo 2020.

The Na­tional Game­keep­ers Or­gan­i­sa­tion has pub­lished the 12th edi­tion of Sport­ing Shoot­ing and the Law, a jar­gon-free user’s guide that makes sim­ple the le­gal com­plex­i­ties of shot­gun and firearms li­cens­ing. Avail­able on the NGO web­site, from the NGO of­fice on 01833 660869 or info@ na­tion­al­game­keep­ers.org.uk

Holts Auc­tion­eers’ last quar­terly main sale of the year will be held on 14 De­cem­ber in Lon­don. More than 900 lots will be avail­able in­clud­ing shotguns, ri­fles, edged weapons and as­so­ci­ated sport­ing ephemera. More de­tails at www.holt­sauc­tion­eers.com

The GWCT raf­fle draw takes place on 6 April 2018; the sin­gle top prize is a day for eight Guns shoot­ing on four of Berk­shire’s top drives. Tick­ets for the Berk­shire High 4 Raf­fle cost £200, and all pro­ceeds go to­wards fund­ing the GWCT’s con­ser­va­tion re­search. Visit www.gwct. org.uk/berk­shire­four to buy tick­ets.

BASC Scot­land is host­ing an in­for­ma­tive night vi­sion and ther­mal imag­ing demo evening on 8 De­cem­ber in as­so­ci­a­tion with Scott Coun­try In­ter­na­tional and The Bri­tish Shoot­ing Show. It will be held at BASC Scot­land of­fices in Dunkeld. Go to bit.ly/2A5ux6T for more in­for­ma­tion.

The GWCT has in­formed its mem­bers that Bri­tish au­thor­i­ties are con­cerned about the pos­si­ble re­turn of avian in­fluenza (bird flu) fol­low­ing a num­ber of out­breaks in con­ti­nen­tal Europe. Turn to page 64 for ex­pert ad­vice on this is­sue.

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