ORGANISERS of The Game Fair 2017 are offering BASC members complimentary entry to the event, which takes place at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire over three days between Friday 28 and Sunday 30 July.

The Game Fair will be returning its focus to countryside sports in 2017, with opportunities for visitors to try shooting, angling and tour the biggest group of fieldsports-related stands and businesses brought together in one place in the UK.

Now in its 59th year, The Game Fair has always appealed to BASC members. But the 2017 event will be a chance for even more to attend the hugely popular event, which attracts up to 150,000 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors across the three days.

James Gower, managing director of The Game Fair, said: “The complimentary offer is open to BASC members on each and every day of The Game Fair, so a member can visit on all three days if they wish.

“BASC is the UK’s largest shooting organisation, so this offer has the potential to attract record numbers of visitors to the event. We are excited that in 2017 The Game Fair will be bigger and better than ever, with a focus on shooting’s positive role in the countryside.

“As the new custodians of The Game Fair, we are keen to see the much-loved event reconnect with its core audience. The gun trade told us they wanted more people who shoot at the event, so we acted. Plus we were keen to not only give something back to our loyal supporters but also entice new visitors.”

BASC chairman Peter Glenser said: “BASC is thrilled that the organisers of The Game Fair are providing this offer to our members. I hope that as many BASC members as possible will take advantage of the complimentary entry to the event to make this a great celebration of all country sports.”

To gain complimentary admission, BASC members simply need to produce their current membership card, along with photo ID such as a shotgun or firearms certificate, driving licence or passport.

Hatfield House is situated 21 miles from Central London, seven miles north of the M25 motorway and two miles east of the A1(M). Members can also take the train to The Game Fair – with the entrance to the Fair opposite Hatfield station. Trains from Kings Cross to Hatfield can take as little as 20 minutes.

Garry Doolan

Garry Doolan is BASC’s deputy director of communications and public affairs. He has more than 20 years experience of journalism and the media. He joined the organisation in 2016 and is a keen shooter and beater, with his springer spaniel Quincy.

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