Why join BASC?

British Association for Shooting and Conversation (BASC) is the largest and oldest shooting association in the UK. Founded by Stanley Duncan in 1908, we have grown to become an internationally recognised shooting and conservation body.

Membership is great value for money and as well as giving you the opportunity to play your part in the future of our sport, your BASC membership provides access to an unrivalled range of membership benefits.

Join the BASC in three ways:
1. Fill in one simple form and join the BASC online today.
2. Phone BASC on 01244 573 030 and use your credit or debit card.
3. Download the BASC membership application form and send to BASC, Marford Mill, Rossett, Wrexham LL12 0HL.

Our professional staff of over 90 people offer advice and support to members through the following areas:

BASC has the UK's only full-time firearms team, offering help and advice on all firearms matters and protecting the lawful right to use sporting firearms.

Political affairs
We have forged cross-party links to ensure the voice of responsible shooting is heard. Our media team is improving public attitudes to shooting - and can help you bite back after negative publicity.

We robustly defend our belief that the shooting community plays a major role in conservation. BASC works to safeguard shooting opportunities and develop best practice in wildlife conservation and land management.

Authoritative research underpins BASC's role as the champion of sporting shooting, improves advice offered to members and ensures the wise use of quarry species.

BASC is the only field sports body with a dedicated gamekeeping team, offering comprehensive advice on all aspects of game shooting including game, habitat and shoot management.

BASC is taking the lead role in setting standards and providing training for professional and amateur stalkers. We can also provide access to stalking for our members via three stalking schemes in partnership with Forest Enterprise and North West Water.

BASC promotes the highest standards of safety for shooting and related activities. All our coaches and assessors are quality assured by independent national awarding bodies.

Members automatically receive up to £5 million legal liability cover, £10 million employer's liability insurance and £5 million product liability cover when engaged in BASC - recognised activities (recreational activities only).