Gamekeeping students from Hartpury College in Gloucester won the BASC Gamekeeping College Clay Shoot, coming first out of 21 teams from colleges across the country.
BASC South East held a Young Shots “Deer Management Day” on October 29th 2013. The venue for this event was the New Forest by kind invitation of the Forestry Commission, and their Keepers/Rangers. Children of varying ages attended the day and assembled within the historic Verderers Court, which adjoins the Read more…
Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Ford is considering lowering the age at which young people can have supervised access to shotguns and airguns to 12 years. The change has NOT happened yet, as it will have to be agreed by the Justice Committee prior to implementation however BASC and others organisations believe that 10 years of age would be more appropriate as this is the age of criminal responsibility in NI.
An Introduction to Wildfowling Day, designed to give Young Shots experience of wildfowling, will be held at Dolphin Shooting Ground, near Preston, Lancashire on Saturday 9th November.
14-year-old Josh Siddons from Bilsthorpe in Nottinghamshire and his English springer spaniel Molly won the BASC Chudleys scurry league 2013 final at the Midland Game & Country Fair on Saturday 14th September.
A Young Shots’ Progression Day, organised by BASC, will be held at Thorpe Rifle Range in the Peak District near Derbyshire on 20th October 2013.
Two introductory days, designed to provide a taste of countryside activities for women and Young Shots, will be held by BASC in Wales during August and September.
A Young Shots’ Introductory Day will be held at Clevedon near Somerset on the 22nd September 2013.