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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 November we:


  • Challenged a decision by Cheshire Constabulary to change its firearms licensing policy.
  • Delivered training on the work of BASC, poaching offences, trapping and snaring to West Mercia Police in Worcestershire.
  • Attended police firearms licencing meetings in Nottinghamshire and Gloucestershire.
  • Held the first of this winter’s Shooters’ Evenings in Aberdeen for over 100 attendees.


Firearms enquiries this month

Member’s offers and services

Politics and policy

Conservation and land management

Events, courses and meetings

  • Alongside the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation, organised a Celebration of Game Evening in Lancashire, which was attended by 150 people and raised over £5,000 for The Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC).
  • Attended The Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells with the ST-2 shooting simulator, giving 190 people a chance to experience of shooting.
  • Raised approximately £300 for Young Shots at a Taste of Game evening in Derbyshire, where 48 guests enjoyed a five-course game dinner with two cooking demos from The Wild Chef (Ralph Skripek).
  • Held a Taste of Game evening in Horsham for about 65 attendees, which also included an evening of competitions on the new SimWay shooting simulator.
  • Hosted a Winter Taste of Game dinner to celebrate the Great British Game Week in Leicestershire, and The Black Labrador Taste of Game Evening in Cumbria.
  • Sponsored the Leconfield Working Spaniel Club’s Open Spaniel Stake Day in West Sussex, and presented a glass trophy to the winner and mementoes to the judges.
  • Attended a meeting of the sponsors for the English Springer Spaniel Championship at the Kennel Club Offices in London.
  • Ran two Ladies Introduction to Deer Stalking events in Cambridgeshire, a Ladies Introduction to Wildfowling event in West Sussex, and a Ladies Driven Day in Scotland for ten guns.
  • Held Intermediate Deer Courses (IDC) in Northern Ireland, Nottinghamshire and West Sussex.
  • Ran Carcass and Butchery Courses in Northern Ireland, West Sussex, North Wales and Hampshire.
  • Organised a BASC members’ exclusive sporting auction preview evening in Wiltshire.
  • Held a clay shooting day in Southampton giving around 20 university students the chance to try clay pigeon shooting.
  • Gave a presentation on BASC and the work it does to a group of 30 Young Farmers at a college in Berkshire.
  • Organised a Young Shots Game Day in Northumberland for ten attendees.
  • Ran a bespoke range day in Wales and a Novices Live Quarry Day in Chippenham.
  • Held DSC1 courses in Nottinghamshire.
  • Organised game dinners in Somerset, Essex and Hereford.
  • Attended the Cornwall Wildfowlers Association’s annual general meeting and the Sportsman Gun Centre Open Day in Exeter.



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