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BASC Shotgun Safe Shot

5.-MG_0387200714BASC Shotgun Safe Shot provides those that take it with a chance to demonstrate a confident and safe use of shotguns in a field based situation.

For example – one of the principal causes of accidental shootings is the failure to get over gates and fences safely. But how should you do it safely, especially if you are on your own? This is one of the key practical elements in the Safe Shot award.

The Safe Shot assessment is not a training course – it was designed with the knowledgeable live quarry shooter in mind to give an overview of the correct use and management of a shotgun however a certificate is issued. Since the scheme’s launch at the CLA Game Fair in 1998 many hundreds of people have successfully taken the award and proudly wear their gold Safe Shot pin on their shooting attire.

There are 2 ways to be awarded BASC Safe Shot:

  • Visit one of the many game fairs around the country where BASC has a presence on the shooting line (you can find details of these events on the diary page of this site). Safe Shot takes about 20 minutes and costs only £20 – please confirm availability before attending to avoid disappointment.
  • Attend and pass an assessment arranged in your local area. BASC can provide you with a list of qualified BASC Safe Shot Assessors (see link below) with whom you can arrange an assessment.

If you have any difficulty finding details of your nearest Safe Shot Assessor or event please get in touch with BASC Sporting Services on 01244 573018 or email. 


18 & 19 Mar Westcountry Game Fair Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN South West
16 & 17 Apr Kelmarsh Game & Country Fair, Kelmarsh Hall Northamptonshire, NN6 9LY Central
30 Apr & 1 May Broadlands Country Fair, Broadlands Estate, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9ZD South East
6 & 7 May Northern Shooting Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ Northern
28 & 29 May Highclere Country Show, Highclere Castle, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9RN South East
10 Jun Kenilworth Show, Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, CV8 2LG Central
17 & 18 Jun The Country Show at Harewood, Harewood House, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 9LG Northern
30 June, 1 & 2 Jul Scone Game Fair, Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland, PH2 6BD Scotland
8 & 9 July Rhug North Wales Country Fair, Rhug Estate, Corwen, Denbighshire LL21 0EH  Wales
 28, 29 & 30 Jul The Game Fair, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5HX  South East
4 & 5 Aug  Highland Field Sports Fair, Moy Estate, Inverness, Inverness-Shire IV13 7YQ Scotland
6 Aug Cheshire Game & Angling Fair, Peover Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 9HM Northern
12 & 13 Aug The Lowther Show, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HG Northern
15 & 16 Aug Anglesey Show, The Anglesey Agricultural Showground, Gwalchmai, Holyhead, LL65 4RW Wales
19 & 20 Aug Galloway Game Fair, Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway, DG3 4AQ Scotland
27 & 28 Aug Powderham Country Show, Powderham Castle, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ South West
10 Sep Frampton Country Fair, Frampton Court Estate, Frampton on Severn, Glos, GL2 7EP South West
16 & 17 Sep Midland Game Fair, Weston Park, Shropshire, TF11 8LE Central




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