The UK's largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), has welcomed an exemption for working gundogs from a tail docking ban in Northern Ireland.
The work of BASC and the Angling Trust was labelled "invaluable" by the new Secretary of State for the Environment, Owen Paterson MP, at a rural reception hosted by the two organisations at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.
BASC has condemned the decision by WHSmith to stop under 14-year-olds from buying shooting magazines.
Country sports were praised by Labour MPs at a rural reception hosted by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Angling Trust at the Labour Party conference in Manchester.
Fears of lead contamination in game meat should not be exaggerated, according to the UK's largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
October 1st is the official start of the pheasant shooting season. As the season gets underway, there will be plenty of affordable, locally-sourced and tasty game meat available. Game meat is healthy, sustainable and highly nutritious and has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. So why don't you give game a go? Try a tasty pheasant casserole or ask your butcher about venison.
BASC South East held a Gundog evening on Friday 14 September at East Dean village hall, East Dean, East Sussex. The evening, which was sponsored by Chudleys working dog food, was very well supported with some people travelling a considerable distance to attend.
The importance of shooting and fishing was highlighted at a rural reception hosted by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Angling Trust at the Liberal Democrats' conference in Brighton.
Jack Thompson from North Yorkshire has been crowned the winner of this year's BASC Wales .410 World Championships. He scored 47 out of a possible 50 points. Chris Napthine came in second place with 45 points and Paul Chaplow, also from North Yorkshire, came third with 44 points.