Visitors to the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) Gamekeepers’ Fair 2010 could be in with a chance of winning more than £700 worth of clothing and footwear. The fair will be held at Catton Park in South Derbyshire on 17th and 18th April. A new attraction this year is Stalking 2010 – a dedicated deer stalking and management village.
Stalking 2010, sponsored by Bushwear, was created by BASC to bring together recreational and professional deer stalkers and managers with people who provide goods and services in the sector. Bushwear has put a Harkila pro-hunter suit and a pair of Meindl Dovre Extreme GTX boots up as prizes in the Bushwear Stalking 2010 competition. Entry is free. Details will be available from the BASC stand at Stalking 2010.
There will be a number of displays at the Gamekeepers’ Fair 2010 including historic firearms, pigeon decoying and falconry. There will be gundog demonstrations, terrier racing, chainsaw wood carving demonstrations and lumberjack displays. People can have a lesson with a qualified BASC shotgun coach and take part in stick dressing and gundog competitions and pigeon plucking contests. More than 150 traders will show off their wares. Chudleys dog food is sponsoring gundog scurries at the event and there will also be lurcher and terrier shows, clay shooting competitions, helicopter pleasure flights and lots to do for children, who get free entry up to the age of 15-years-old if accompanied by an adult. There will also be a new food hall which will showcase local and national producers and suppliers of high quality food and drink.
The fair will be open from 9am until 5pm on both days. For a full list of activities and attractions, visit http://www.basc.org.uk/en/events/index.cfm/eid/DB05FD6C-DE25-4CE4-A593FD4B7F15BF0D