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Northern Ireland Assembly Members visit NI’s leading game shoot

Posted on Nov 28, 2014

Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly’s All Party Group on Country Sports recently visited one of Northern Ireland’s leading game...

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Proposed land reform threatens rural jobs, business and tourism

Posted on Nov 28, 2014

A proposal to tax sporting estates in Scotland brings a real danger of unintended consequences affecting jobs, conservation management and...

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BASC launches Welsh Assembly cross-party group on shooting and conservation

Posted on Nov 28, 2014

A cross-party group has been set up in the Welsh Assembly to promote shooting and conservation. The group has been set up by Assembly...

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BASC welcomes evidence-based firearms fees proposals

Posted on Nov 27, 2014

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 British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). If agreed these will be the first increases in fees for 13 years.

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BASC supports judicial review of buzzard decision

Posted on Nov 27, 2014

 Alan Jarrett, Chairman of BASC, commented on the news that a gamekeeper is seeking judicial review of a decision by Natural England to...

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Watch out for woodcock and wigeon

Posted on Nov 25, 2014

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

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