• BASC welcomes evidence-based firearms fees proposals

    Government proposals to increase the fee for the grant of a shotgun certificate from £50 to £79.50 with proportionate increases in other licensing fees have been welcomed as fair by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the BASC.

  • Watch out for woodcock and wigeon

    BASC members are being asked to use a revolutionary online mapping system to record the arrival of migratory species such as woodcock and wigeon.

  • BASC welcomes Department of Justice decision on EU Firearms Directive

    The UK’s largest shooting organisation, The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), has welcomed the Northern Ireland Department of Justice’s (DoJ) decision that firearms dealers in NI will not have to establish and maintain electronic registers under a new EU directive.

  • General election campaign stands up for shooting

    A web-based general election campaign site which helps people to lobby their parliamentary candidates on shooting has been launched by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

  • Wildlife conference guidelines on lead ammunition flawed

    A non-binding resolution on lead ammunition, adopted by an international wildlife conference, has been described as a blunt, ineffective and unnecessary instrument by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

  • BASC welcomes end to use of Crimestoppers line for firearms security

    A decision to end the use of a dedicated Crimestoppers number as part of a police campaign on firearms security has been welcomed by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

  • BASC launches new deer stalking scheme in Northern Ireland

    A new deer stalking scheme has been set up in Northern Ireland for members of the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

  • Top Gun Geri joins BASC

    International pistol shooter Geri Buckley has joined the Northern regional team of the country’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

  • BASC members to help the red squirrel population

    An initiative to help red squirrels in North Wales is to be extended into Gwynedd. The project is a partnership between the UK's largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Red Squirrels Trust Wales. It has already had success in Anglesey which now contains the largest and most genetically diverse red squirrel population in Wales with over 500 animals recorded over a 720km2 landscape.

  • BASC: Join BASC at the Westcountry game fair

    Visitors to the one of South West’s premier countryside events, the Westcountry game fair, will be offered an increased range of activities, attractions and competitions organised by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). The Westcountry game fair will be held at the Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet on the 9th and 10th of March.

  • Meet the experts at BASC Wales open evenings

    The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) is to hold two open evenings in Wales. The first will be on 13th March in Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire and the second on 10th April in Usk, Gwent.

  • BASC publishes response to Scottish airgun licensing consultation

    A draft response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on licensing airguns has been published by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

  • BASC welcomes funding for National Wildlife Crime Unit

    The confirmation of continued funding for the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) has been welcomed by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

  • BASC expands firearms team

    Paul Dale, a former firearms licensing manager for Staffordshire and West Midlands Police, has joined the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), to strengthen the firearms team and provide expert advice to members.

  • BASC: Assembly group for country sports set up in Northern Ireland

    An all- party group on country sports has been set up in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The group will provide a forum for politicians to discuss issues affecting country sports and the contribution they make to conservation, rural life, tourism and the economy.

  • BASC: Scottish Government launches airgun licensing consultation

    A consultation on airgun licensing has been launched today by the Scottish Government.

  • BASC Midlands Christmas roadshow

    BASC Midlands will host a Christmas roadshow at the Springfield Events Centre, Camelgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire, on Sunday 16th December.

  • BASC: Get your gundog into Crufts 2013

    Working gundog owners who want to take part in next year's gamekeeper classes at Crufts show have until 7th January to register. The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), will once again host classes for gamekeepers, working dogs, teams and young handlers on the event's gundog day on Saturday 9th March 2013 at the NEC in Birmingham.

  • BASC: Farmers urged to take advantage of pest control scheme

    Farmers in Northern Ireland are being urged to take advantage of a pest control scheme run by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU). The scheme will put farmers in touch with people who shoot so they can help reduce damage caused by pests.

  • BASC: Wildfowlers secure new shooting in South Yorkshire

    A new three year shooting lease for wildfowling in South Yorkshire has been secured with help from the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

  • BASC: NI politicians try a Taste of Game

    An influential committee of Northern Ireland politicians tried a Taste of Game thanks to the UK's largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

  • BASC condemns illegal shooting of hen harrier

    The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), has condemned the illegal shooting of a hen harrier in northern England.

  • BASC SW and Cornwall Farmers to host open evening

    The UK's largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), will join forces with countryside retailer Cornwall Farmers at Wadebridge to host an open evening in the New Year.

  • BASC confirms “zero tolerance” crackdown on knives in Scotland will not affect lawful users

    BASC Scotland has received assurances from the Scottish Government that people with a good reason for carrying a knife, such as deer stalkers, shooters and gamekeepers will not be affected by a “zero tolerance” crackdown on knife crime in Scotland.

  • BASC welcomes fall in gun crime in Scotland

    The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), joins Scotland’s Justice Secretary in welcoming the fact that recorded firearms offences in Scotland have more than halved since 2006/07.

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