Thanks to members who responded to the 2017 consultation and the “unprecedented” number of MPs who lobbied the Home Office on their behalf.
Eoghan Cameron elected as chairman and Claire Sadler as vice chairman.
Scheme will offer financial assistance to the conservationists, land managers and gamkeepers of the future.
Ian Danby spoke on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme.
New licences went live on Friday, 14 June 2019.
BASC chief executive Ian Bell met Michael Gove ahead of announcement.
Fieldsports event of the year will be held at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire from July 26 – 28.
Event emphasised that shooting sports are a “part of the everyday”.
BASC’s focus will remain on ensuring new, workable general licences are issued as soon as possible.
Initiative provides a “great opportunity” for youngsters to take a closer look at nature and their surroundings.