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Proposed gamebird tax shelved

Proposals which could have seen a financial levy placed on gamebirds have been shelved after BASC called for them to be abandoned. The tax was designed to help cover the costs of a new body to fight major disease outbreaks such as avian flu.


BASC boosts game promotion campaign

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has extended its highly popular National Taste of Game week into a fortnight-long event which will run from 6th ? 20th November this year.


BASC aims to improve police understanding of shooting

Following a number of incidents, police forces are to be given information to help them identify people involved in lawful shooting. The UK?s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), has published a new guide, The Police Officer?s Guide to Shooters, which is designed to help prevent misunderstandings and reduce interventions by the police.


Shooting suspensions to be lifted in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Shooting restrictions put in place in Scotland and Northern Ireland because of the recent severe winter weather are to be lifted. A legal suspension of the shooting of waterfowl in Scotland will be lifted at midnight on Monday 18th January, allowing shooting on Tuesday 19th. A similar suspension in Northern Ireland will end at 8am on Thursday 21st January.


New move to hit Christmas poachers

The battle to tackle poachers has been stepped up this Christmas as deer and salmon become the number one targets for criminal gangs operating with no regard for animal welfare or the law.