The removal of gamekeeping and wildlife management courses from the education syllabus by 2023 has been described by the rural sector as “deeply concerning” in an open letter to the Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi. The letter states the removal of the Land & Wildlife course within the Read more…
BASC is committed to seeing tougher penalties imposed under the Government’s new Animal Welfare Bill for those found guilty of gamebird worrying.
The Government has announced an interim licensing scheme for gamebird release on and within 500 metres of European Protected Sites.
Defra’s proposed red tape under the precautionary principle will do little but threaten rural jobs, conservation efforts and a host of social benefits that shooting provides.
A team of student gamekeepers from Hartpury College in Gloucestershire saw off competition from 22 other teams from 11 colleges to win the BASC annual Gamekeeping College Clay Shoot. Second place went to a team from Newton Rigg in Cumbria. Hartpury’s winning team took home the Gamekeeping College Challenge Shield in the event organised by BASC and sponsored by Honda.