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BASC bites – a monthly snap-shot of our work

The examples below give a snapshot of our most recent work.
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In December we:



Firearms enquiries this month

Member’s offers and services

Winter Gun Draw 2017/18

Win a made-to-measure gun worth £16,000

Politics and policy

Conservation and land management

  • Introduced more than 30 young people to conservation and gamekeeping at a residential farm school in Gloucestershire.
  • Held mink and grey squirrel trapping courses in north Wales.
  • Wrote to West Sussex County Council and issued a press release, challenging their snaring policy.
  • Issued a press release highlighting the publication of raptor persecution maps for England and Wales.
  • Started work on a new conservation scheme in West Sussex.

Events, courses and meetings

  • Held a thermal and night vision demonstration evening with Scott Country International and the British Shooting Show in Trochry, Perthshire.
  • Supported the Barton on Humber Wildfowlers 50th anniversary clay shoot.
  • Delivered DSC1 courses in Essex and DSC1 assessment only days in north Wales and Scotland.
  • Held an Intermediate Deer Course at Baronscourt Estate in Northern Ireland.
  • Ran a Novice Game Day at Kedleston Estate in Derbyshire.
  • Gave briefings and demonstrations on shotgun safety and held Deer Carcass Butchery Courses in north Wales.
  • Delivered Airgun Safe Shot Courses in south Wales.
  • Took 22 novice BASC Young Shots members for a first shooting experience in South Yorkshire
  • Ran Young Shots driven game days at Newton Rigg College, Cumbria, and Chillington Estate, Staffordshire.
  • Ran a Young Shots introduction to wildfowling day with Leicestershire Wildfowlers.
  • Held a BASC Ladies’ driven day at Glenample Estate in Scotland.
  • Held basic metallic reloading courses at Baronscourt in Northern Ireland
  • Attended the Novice Retriever Arfon Gundog Trial on Anglesey.
  • Supported Stoneycairn Sports with their adult novice day at Driffield, East Yorkshire
  • Launched BASC auctions and dinners in Newcastle and Lancashire.
  • Prepared for upcoming Taste of Game events to be held in Lancashire and Cheshire.
  • Attended the Staffordshire Wildlife Protection Group meeting on Cannock Chase.
  • Visited BASC trade members in Cumbria.
  • Attended Solway Wildfowlers meeting in Solway Firth.
  • Supported a BASC-affiliated club with fundraising efforts.



calls were handled by the membership team

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