The Secretary of State for the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs paid tribute to BASC and the importance of shooting at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.
Policies contained in the Green Party manifesto would inflict severe damage to conservation while wiping £2 billion from the economy every year, causing chaos in the countryside
Two new research white papers have been published offering policy recommendations to enhance the important work carried out as part of land management for shooting. The papers have been produced by BASC.
Regulations and policy affecting shooting and conservation must be stripped of bias and be based on robust and carefully-assessed evidence according to the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
BASC’s chief executive Richard Ali has addressed the national conference on uplands management, emphasising the UK’s unique uplands and the important role wildlife management and shooting will continue to play in their future. He said not only was shooting a part of the heritage of the uplands; it is part of its innovative future.
A system to license the estimated half-a-million airguns in Scotland will be a costly and bureaucratic mistake, brought in as airgun crime has fallen by 75%, according to Scotland’s largest shooting organisation, BASC Scotland. BASC Scotland says airgun licensing is unnecessary, costly and impractical, despite the Scottish Government’s publication of Read more…