WP_20140511_006At the beginning of May, BASC South East held two “Introduction to Woodpigeon Shooting” courses. To provide broad geographical coverage and give access to members, the first event was held in Hampshire and the second in Buckinghamshire.

Pigeon shooting expert, and star of Cornish Countryman DVDs, Shane Robinson provided the training for both courses. A BASC accredited trainer, Shane took candidates through the law surrounding woodpigeon shooting, pigeon ecology as well as the theory of field craft. Candidates were able to get hands on with a variety of pigeon decoying equipment and discuss its uses. An afternoon session in the field allowed candidates opportunity to look at decoy patterns and hide building, putting the earlier theory of field craft into practice.

Twenty seven candidates took part in the courses over the two days, and all of them remarked how informative it had been and how they couldn’t wait to get out into the fields and put it all into practice.

We have another Introduction to Woodpigeon Shooting Course organised for Saturday 23 August in West Sussex. For further information and to book call the South East Centre on 01306 631 378.

Introduction to Woodpigeon Shooting

“The course will include information on the following

  • The law and general licences
  • Quarry identification
  • Safety when shooting in hides
  • Reconnaissance and hide building
  • Respect for quarry
  • Pigeon shooting equipment
  • Decoys and their use
  • Hide discipline

Places are strictly limited to 12 and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

The course costs £100.00 for members and £125.00 for non-members, refreshments included, but lunch is not provided.

The price for 2022 courses will increase to £110 for members and £135 for non-members


  • £100 BASC members
  • £125 Non-members

Course length

1 day

Course Requirements


Introduction to Woodpigeon Shooting Courses

Cancellation Policy

Should there be insufficient bookings, BASC reserve the right to cancel the course. In the interests of fairness BASC will aim to provide candidates notification of cancellation as soon as possible prior to the advertised start date. We strongly recommend that fees for any accommodation you book are refundable as BASC will not be responsible for any losses incurred by candidates. If for any reason you cancel your place on the course then the following scale of charges may apply:-

Charge Non- Members


Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date)



2nd Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date AND in exceptional circumstances)



Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the course start date

40% course cost

30% course cost

Cancellation less than 8 weeks but more than 4 weeks before the course start date

75% course cost

60% course cost

Cancellation less than 4 weeks before the course start date

100% course cost

100% course cost


“A small course but the level of personal tuition was outstanding. The trainer taught me so much in such a short time. An excellent trainer who achieved everything in a relaxed and informative. Would highly recommend!!”

“This has been a fantastic course and genuinely taught me loads, the trainer was great and a credit to BASC. Thank you for a great day.”

“A great day. The trainer was excellent. Good theory, plenty of time for discussion, practical session gave many insights into pigeon shooting.”

“Fantastic course, very pleased I attended. Will recommend to others a great day!”

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