NEWS IN BRIEF
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.