BGA PASSES DOUBLE CENTURY
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.”