BASC Northern Ireland
Areas Covered: County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone.
BASC Northern Ireland Centre, 33 Castle Street, Lisburn, Co Antrim, BT27 4SP
Telephone: 028 9260 5050 email
The BASC Northern Ireland team are fully committed to delivering a premium service to BASC members which is why we have a “members first” approach. We are widely recognised not only for our success in resolving member’s firearms licensing issues but also our wider work on NI firearms and wildlife legislation.
We continue to lead the way in the Northern Ireland Assembly, as evidenced by our work with the All Party Group on Country Sports which was established by BASC and our elected representatives in January 2013. Our work throughout NI is supported by BASC head office colleagues which is why BASC is the organisation that is best placed to promote and protect all aspects of shooting sports in Northern Ireland.
Insta-Mold NIBASC is pleased to offer members an exclusive discount with Insta-Mold NI products. On production of a valid BASC membership card, members can avail of a fantastic discount of at least 15% off RRP.
Win a fantastic pair of Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 8x42 Binoculars
To win these fantastic binoculars, very kindly sponsored by Tannyoky Guns and Ammo, Poyntzpass, simply register and use Green Shoots Mapping. Green Shoots can be found by clicking here.
Once registered, to be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is use one or more of the Map it, Bagged it or Seen it sections on the website.
All Northern Ireland members registering between 24 March and 31 December 2017 will be entered into the draw.
All BASC members can use the Online Mapping and Wildlife Recording facility of the Green Shoots Mapping tool.
Members can also use the tool as a shooting diary and in doing so, they will be helping BASC protect and promote shooting and conservation.
DAERA Fox Survey – Can you help?
We have been contacted by DAERA who, thanks in part to the sustained efforts of BASC members in Northern Ireland, are nearing their 2016/2017 quota for carcasses to sample for the tapeworm Echinococcus Multilocularis. There are two geographical areas however, where they are below their required quota. In an effort to alleviate this, we are appealing for anyone in the greater Belfast area who discovers a fox which has died on the roads to get in touch with DAERA in order that samples may be taken.
There is also a shortfall in the outer Belfast area. Those areas in question are Carrickfergus, Newtownabbey, Castlereagh, Lisburn and North Down. Anyone who can supply a fox carcass from these areas is urged to contact DAERA on 028 90 765333 or 07767 271431, or email RTABadger@daera-ni.gov.uk. DAERA can only test foxes 24-48 hours from being killed.
Your help in this matter is very much appreciated.
To find out more about the DAERA Fox survey visit https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/echinococcus-multilocularis
Both new and existing members are encouraged to pay their subscriptions by Direct Debit. Joining the UK’s largest shooting organisation has never been easier or more cost effective. Phased direct debit now makes it easier for members to manage the cost of their BASC membership. Direct Debit payments are easy and convenient and will ensure that your membership will always be up to date. They are also safe as you are properly protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee. It only takes a few minutes to set up – we will do the rest!
BASC is advising members that measures currently in place to reduce the risk of Avian Influenza in England will be lifted from 15 May 2017.
The UK’s largest shooting organisation will relaunch its dedicated General Election campaign website.
We received 3,273 membership telephone enquiries and 950 requests for advice to our firearms helpline during March – just part of the work we do.
BASC members are being reminded to cast their vote in this year’s BASC Council election.
BASC Fast-Track Electronic Newsletter
Are you signed up to receive our Fast-Track electronic newsletters?
Fast-Track is a simple and effective way of ensuring that you are kept up to date with important news and forthcoming events. To sign up or to check whether or not you are signed up to receive Fast-Track, please visit the members area of our website and click on the “Mailing Preferences” link.
Please also encourage your friends and family to sign up. Alternatively, please contact the NI Office on 028 92 605050 for assistance.
Do you know a vet who will dock the tails of working dog litters?
BASC Northern Ireland is compiling a list of veterinary surgeons who will dock working dogs.
If you know of vets who will undertake the procedure with working gundog breed puppies, please contact us by email or 028 9260 5050.
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