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.
Mon 20 July
Mapping your shooting, recording your bag and wildlife with BASC's Green Shoots Mapping.
Below is a selection of BASC’s Countryside Workshops.
Knives and the law with Bill Harriman
COVID-19 guidance for Guns on shoots
General licences explained with Alex Farrell
COVID-19 guidance for beaters and pickers up on shoots
The secret life of the grey partridge with Dr Conor O'Gorman
An introduction to trapping and the law with Glynn Evans
Presenting driven pheasant over the guns for best results with Steve Bloomfield
Setting up pheasant release pens for best results with Steve Bloomfield
- 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!