Conversationalist pieces written by individuals from BASC staff and guest bloggers working in fieldsports.

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David Boden

Giving people the chance to shoot

BASC’s most advanced shooting simulator has had a busy 2019. Travelling the length and breadth of the country, it has provided educational enjoyment to dozens of shows and events.

JDJ Braithwaite

Using airguns as part of squirrel conservation

JDJ Braithwaite reports on the role of modern thermal imaging technology and its use when coupled with airgun hunting methods for the humane removal of grey squirrels from our woodlands. He talks about his experience and the issues he faces in his local town, Lakeland.

Janet Menzies

The perfect retrieve

As the shooting season gets into full swing, I’m enjoying visiting shoots all over the country. With birds plentiful and Guns shooting well, it is an exciting time for everybody – especially so for the dogs.

Conor O'Gorman

What’s the problem with firearms licensing?

One of the aims of the 2016 Home Office guide to firearms licensing law was to bring about consistency in how the police administered firearms licensing in England and Wales, particularly around medical involvement in the process.


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