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The announcement made by nine leading shooting organisations regarding their collective “wish to see an end to both lead shot and single-use plastics in ammunition used by those taking all live quarry with shotguns within five years” has caused considerable debate. We sought the views of a cross-section of companies affected by the news and their thoughts make for compelling reading.

Karl Waktare, managing director of GMK

The announcement was a bit of a surprise, but I had heard something was afoot and I fully understand the reasoning behind it. The UK is unique in the volume of gamebirds released and shot; this is food and therefore we must expect to uphold the highest possible standards.

Major supermarkets demanding lead-free game is also a significant factor. The organisations have sought to drive demand for nonlead/plastic ammunition through their statement before restrictions are imposed upon us. If we cannot eat what we shoot

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