As part of its review of a Welsh Assembly Government consultation on general licences, BASC has decided there is no justification to add Canada geese to the pest birds list in Wales or to introduce a police administered identification tagging system for cage traps such as Larsen traps.
BASC has ensured that a possible ban on the sale of woodpigeons has been averted. Natural England?s draft general licences, under which woodpigeons can be legally shot, included a condition that would have resulted in a ban on the sale of their meat.
Defra has confirmed that NE will have a duty to take all reasonable steps to notify everyone who has sporting rights over land affected by coastal access proposals.
BASC expects the new shooting season to get off to a good start despite the recession and the impact of a wet summer.
BASC has criticised South Yorkshire Police for sending a letter to certificate holders advising them to leave their gun cabinet keys with a friend if they are going away on holiday.
BASC has welcomed the news that Defra minister Huw Irranca-Davies will host a conference over the summer to discuss concerns from the shooting community about the Marine and Coastal Access Bill.
BASC Scotland has uncovered misleading guidance in the consultation document for the Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill.