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 8th February
Shane Robinson, BASC’s wildfowling officer, will be explaining about bag returns, consenting and how people can get involved in wildfowling next season.
Monday 15th February
Monday 22nd February
Gareth Dockerty, BASC’s uplands officer, will be explaining the practice of burning, how the latest government announcement will affect future burning and BASC’s work around the subject.

Archived videos

Below is a selection of BASC’s Countryside Workshops.

Shooting at night

Firearms consultation - how you can help!

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

  • 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!