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Introduction to Woodpigeon Shooting

Natural England has temporarily revoked three general license for controlling certain wild birds from Thursday the 25 April. The Introduction to Woodpigeon course does not include the shooting of woodpigeons. These courses are going ahead as planned

“The course will run from 9.30 until 15.30 approximately and will include information on the following

  • The law and general licences
  • Quarry identification
  • Safety when shooting in hides
  • Reconnaissance and hide building
  • Respect for quarry
  • Pigeon shooting equipment
  • Decoys and their use
  • Hide discipline

Places are strictly limited to 15 and are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

The course costs £45.00 for members and £65.00 for non-members, refreshments included, but lunch is not provided.

Course length

1 day


£45 for BASC members

£65 for non-BASC members


Please select the course you wish to attend and complete the online booking form.

Course requirements


For Further information and course dates contact your the Training and Education Department on 01244 573018.


“I wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you for the great day that you put on at Millride a few weeks ago. The content of the course was brilliant, and you delivered the course fantastically. My shooting has come on a great deal since the gun fit that you kindly offered and I am currently trying to find some land that needs some help on the pigeon front – so all round I am chuffed!”

“The course content is perfect for anyone new to the sport or considering taking it up”

“Well worth the time and money. Will recommend to friends”

“Anecdotal evidence made the course very interesting”

“The trainer was very enthusiastic and engaging, and clearly has lots of knowledge of the subject”

“A great day out for me, the atmosphere and level of instruction from Russ and Roy was top notch ”

“Course met expectations and great handouts to follow along with presentation”

“To add weight to what Handlebar said I attended the introduction to Pigeon shooting course run at Chippenham Park last weekend by BASC and was mightly impressed and learned a lot.”

“Our course was abley run by our very own Terry and David from BASC who passed on some great hints and tip with enthusiasm, it was well worth the money and I fully recommend it if you are new to pigeon control. Full marks to BASC on this one.”

“Great day, really please I came and have learned a lot. Friendly coaches/tutors who clearly know their subject. Thanks for the insight and for your enthusiasm. Great value for money too. Thank you”

September 2019

04 Sep 2019 Introduction to Woodpigeon Shooting - Humberside Shooting Ground, Humberside Humberside Shooting Ground, CATWICK LANE,BRANDESBURTON

28 Sep 2019 Introduction to Woodpigeon Shooting - Salisbury Farm, Newport Salisbury Farm, St Brides, Magor,Newport

October 2019

03 Oct 2019 Introduction to Woodpigeon Shooting - Middleton Lodge, Richmond, North Yorkshire Middleton Lodge, Scotch Corner,N Yorkshire

Cancellation Policy

Should there be insufficient bookings, BASC reserve the right to cancel the course. In the interests of fairness BASC will aim to provide candidates notification of cancellation as soon as possible prior to the advertised start date.

We strongly recommend that fees for any accommodation you book are refundable as BASC will not be responsible for any losses incurred by candidates.

If for any reason you cancel your place on the course then the following scale of charges may apply:-

Charge Non- Members


Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date)



Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the course start date

40% course cost

30% course cost

Cancellation less than 8 weeks but more than 4 weeks before the course start date

75% course cost

60% course cost

Cancellation less than 4 weeks before the course start date

100% course cost

100% course cost


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