Please email Natural England with your views on proposals to radically change the English general licences – which give the authority for activities such as pigeon shooting. The consultation closes on the 19th May.
Please sign and share a petition calling on the government to amend the Firearms Acts to allow the ownership and use of .22 calibre rimfire pistols for competitive sporting purposes in England, Wales and Scotland. Even if you have no personal interest in “.22 pistol shooting”, by signing the petition you can show your support for shooting in general and contribute to an act of solidarity which will set the scene for future challenges.
BASC advises all shoots that have a documented interest in land which could be compulsory acquired along the route of the high speed rail network (HS2) to instruct an expert land agent to represent them in compulsory purchase and compensation matters. If you follow the correct process the expert’s fees will be paid for you and your financial losses will be recovered. This briefing explains how to do this.
BASC has responded to a Defra consultation on how the plastic bag charge in England will work, calling for funds to be used for conservation.
Following several years of discussions and consultation 27 English marine conservation zones (MCZ) were designated on 21st November. Following representation from BASC ‘reference areas’ which could have banned wildfowling within were dropped from proposals for MCZs in England.