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March Meeting

Mark Greenhough, the BASC wild-fowling officer attended the NWA March meeting. He talked about recent developments at the BASC headquarters, the lead shot issue, and the importance of member voting in the upcoming BASC council elections. 18 members attended an informative evening....

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In Memory of Brian Hancox

In memory of Brian Carlisle Hancox, who passed away on Monday 29th December 2014, aged 55 years, peacefully at home, with his family by his side. Brian, a devoted husband of Lynn, a much loved dad of Lee, Laura, father-in-law of Lee and grandad of Darcey. Will be sadly missed by brother Barry, Tracy and all his family and friends. Brian was a long serving member of Newcastle Wildfowlers, with over 20 years as a committee member, and 3 years service as the club treasurer. His interests within the club included wildfowling, pigeon, and clay pigeon shooting. Brian was also an established photographer, with one of his works “Mountain High” being selected for the Countryfile calendar of 2010. Brian was the main driving force in the creation, editing and publishing of Newcastle Wildfowler’s first book, “The First 50 Years”, and in the design and manufacture of the club logo and badges. He will be a great loss to Newcastle Wildfowler’s Association, and to his family and...

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Syndicate Guest Day

I was invited to a guest day with a local shooting syndicate based near Morpeth, thanks to Bill Grey, and  George Ashcroft. A misty day with no wind did not help the shooting. However, the weather did not spoil a good day’s sport with the usual humor and banter. The end of day meal was its normal high standard. The expected bag was achieved despite the conditions. Cliff Landreth...

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Guess What Was On My Lawn

I was talking to a local game keeper at the end of the breeding season and he said “the grey partridge had bred very well this year.” Despite this, I was still surprised to see a covey of 8 grey partridge on my lawn. I have had a variety of birds and animals in my garden over the years, but this is the first for greys – how delighted I was....

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