The assessment gives you the opportunity to demonstrate confident and safe use of firearms during quarry and target shooting.
NI affiliated clubs
Strangford Lough Wildfowlers & Conservation Association
Application date: As vacancies arise / interested parties will be held on a waiting list for consideration
Point of contact: Errol Bailie
Areas: Strangford Lough via club owned access and the National Trust permit scheme.
Other: BASC members may also avail of the club’s leased forest shoots (mainly woodcock) in the Sperrins and Limavady areas by way of day / season permits from the club.
Dundrum Inner Bay Wildfowling & Conservation Club
Application date: As vacancies arise / interested parties will be held on a waiting list for consideration. Application must be hand written detailing shooting experience and membership of other clubs etc.
Point of Contact: Harry Rafferty (contact through BASC NI office)
Area: Dundrum Bay
Lough Foyle Wildfowlers Association (LFWA)
Application date: All year round
Point of contact: Terry Young / Chris Brolly
Area: Lough Foyle
Other: BASC members who are not LFWA members can also get shooting permits on Lough Foyle (see Wildfowling Permit Scheme below)
Comber Wildfowlers Association
Application date: End of November. Membership application form can be requested by writing to the club. Comber Wildfowlers, Clattering Ford, Comber BT23 5PG
Point of contact: David Riordan
Area: Strangford Lough via the National Trust permit scheme.
Fermanagh Wildfowler Association for Shooting & Conservation
Application date: Applications should be made before end of March.
Point of contact: Ivan Nixon 07729 648908
Area: Lough Erne
Killyleagh Wildfowlers Association
Application date: Applications should be made before end of April
Point of contact: Philip Andrews (contact to be made via BASC NI office)
Area: Strangford Lough. Members will receive full details of all areas where shooting is permitted.
Newtownards Wildfowlers Association
Application date: Membership applications are invited up to 31st October.
Point of contact: John McCoubrey
Area: Strangford Lough via the National Trust Permit Scheme, access to Newtownards Wildfowlers Association leased marsh area on Lough Neagh
Other: Club-organised clay shoots
Larne Lough Wildfowling and Conservation Association
Applications: As vacancies arise / interested parties will be held on a waiting list for consideration, application forms available on request
Point of contact: Colin McCune
Areas: Larne Lough defined foreshore areas via negotiated private access routes
Other: Non-shooting and junior club members who are not full club members can also use the club’s Skeet Clay pigeon layout and participate in the many club activities arranged throughout the year (e.g. Interclub clay pigeon shoots, charity fund raising day, game night, annual BBQ.)
Wildfowling Permit Scheme
The permit scheme is available to all BASC members.
Prices may be subject to change without notification. BASC has no jurisdiction over decisions by clubs to refuse permits to any individual. Applicants must have use of retriever to recover shot quarry.
Rough shooting clubs
Name: North West Gun Club
Application date: membership applications are invited up until the end of September, application forms available on request
Point of contact: Mark Morrow
Area: Coleraine / Garvagh
Other: Monthly meetings October-February with guest speakers a regular feature
Name: Dupont Clay Target Club
Application date: All year round
Point of contact: John Doherty
Area: 151 Kildoag Road, Killaloo, Londonderry, BT473TJ
Disciplines: Down the line, sporting
If you are a BASC affiliated club and would like to be listed on the BASC website please email email@example.com or call the office on 028 92 60 50 50