• 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.

  • BASC welcomes reduced red tape for NI shooting visitors

    The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has welcomed new measures which cut bureaucracy for shooters visiting Northern Ireland. The Department of Justice Northern Ireland has amended regulations to allow acceptance of a copy of a European Firearms Pass for those travelling with sporting firearms.

  • BASC challenges police spot checks

    The UK's largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), has challenged a North Wales Police plan to carry out spot checks on legally held firearms and ammunition in breach of Government guidelines and without consulting stakeholders.

  • BASC: PCCs lead to firearms payment confusion

    Shotgun and firearm certificate holders and applicants are being urged to check payment details for their local police firearms licensing department because the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners has led to changes across the country.

  • BASC: Top tips to help market shoots

    Country Sports South West (CSSW) and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) have published an online marketing guide for shoots. It contains top tips for selling your shoot and filling any let days you may have for the season. It includes advice on websites and online marketing, hospitality and accommodation, testimonials, pricing and payment options, adding value and long-term strategies.

  • BASC criticises IPCC over Durham Police report

    The UK's largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), has criticised the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after a report highlighting Durham Police's failings in the handling of Michael Atherton, who shot dead three family members and then himself, was shown to the press months before it is expected to be made public.

  • BASC: WHSmith starts to lift restrictions on shooting magazines

    Retailer WHSmith appears to be removing age restrictions on the sale of shooting magazines in its stores after a lobbying campaign by people who shoot, magazine publishers and organisations including the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

  • BASC urges shooters to look out for ash dieback

    People involved in shooting sports should be on the look-out for signs of ash trees infected with ash dieback disease, according to the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). On sites where infection has been confirmed or is suspected, people should take precautions to avoid the possibility of spreading the fungus spores which cause the disease.

  • BASC: New ladies’ shooting group set up in Cornwall

    A new ladies’ shooting group has been launched in Cornwall. Twelve lady guns recently met for their first clay shooting lesson at The Colquite Estate, Bodmin.

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