Following the success of BASC’s Countryside Classrooms for children, we are launching Countryside Workshops for older members.

These workshops will be live, interactive sessions and will include advice, information and handy tips from our BASC experts. 

From setting up a release pen to understanding firearm proof marks, this new series aims to cover a variety of shooting related topics. 

Tune into BASC’s Facebook page every Monday to take part. 

Date Time Topic
Monday 18th January
Bill Harriman will be explaining what is proposed in the government's firearms consultation, BASC's stance on each aspect and what you can do to help influence the outcome.

Archived videos

Below is a selection of BASC’s Countryside Workshops.

Taste of Game’s Matt Gisby cooks game canapes and nibbles for the festive season.

Wild boar in the UK - what you need to know - with James Sutcliffe

Unravelling the story of grouse shoot licensing in Scotland with Ross Ewing

  • Have pen ready before birds arrive (check for predators inside before closing)
  • Sunny and out of the wind
  • Take delivery of birds early in the morning
  • Check access for ease of delivery
  • Same feed as game farm for first few days
  • Same feeders if possible
  • Plenty of drinkers and fresh clean water (keep water clean)
  • Cover – low medium and roosting
  • Sunny areas towards the middle of the pen
  • Narrow winding tracks that bring the birds back to the middle
  • Plenty of shelters
  • Use of deterrents – not too early, move around inside and out
  • Clock radios – set for daybreak on talk station
  • Test electric fence daily
  • Seek VET advice – don’t guess!
  • Visit pen regularly each day – morning and evening
  • Know the law and don’t break it!