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More than 200 shoots have signed up as mem­bers of the British Game Al­liance ( BGA). Among them is Cas­tle Hill in Devon, which has joined the likes of Ea­ton Es­tate in Cheshire, Per­ry­stone in the West Mid­lands and Raby Es­tate in Durham in be­com­ing mem­bers of the fl edgling al­liance, led by man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Tom Adams.

“I have been a game­keeper for 54 years, and I see shoot­ing un­der at­tack more than ever,” said Cas­tle

Hill head­keeper Brian Mitchell.

“When the BGA was launched I wasn’t sure it could work, but over the past year the progress made… has changed my mind com­pletely. We have joined be­cause if there isn’t a mar­ket for the birds we shoot, it will be one of the fac­tors that will fi nish off shoot­ing.

“We need ev­ery shoot, big or small

[ to join the BGA]. The po­lit­i­cal un­cer­tainty is still ahead, so we have time yet to pull to­gether.”

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