In this blog, BASC Scotland director, Dr Colin Shedden, explores BASC’s long-standing involvement with lead shot and how the policy and science has evolved over the years.
SNH has now stated they will be reviewing their own general licences and that there will be a 12-week consultation later this summer. So is this is SNH buckling under? I don’t think so.
While we can congratulate ourselves for this reduction all that we are doing is admitting our past guilt.
A year ago I was speaking at a conference in Sheffield about moorland birds, concentrating as you would expect on red grouse. One of the images that I used was from a BASC campaign that proclaimed that grouse shooting was enjoyed by over 40,000 participants.