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.
Octobers Gamekeeper of the Month is Charlie Newman, Trainee gamekeeper at Sparsholt College and BASC’s 2020 Legacy Scholarship winner.
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.
Gamekeeping students from North Highland College, Elmwood Campus and Borders College joined professional gamekeepers at Scone Palace for one of the premier events for gamekeepers in Scotland.
Two new research white papers have been published offering policy recommendations to enhance the important work carried out as part of land management for shooting. The papers have been produced by BASC.
A game management evening packed full of demonstrations and advice to help improve shoots will be held at Rectory Farm near Tingewick in Buckinghamshire on Thursday 8 May.
Gamekeeping students from Hartpury College in Gloucester won the BASC Gamekeeping College Clay Shoot, coming first out of 21 teams from colleges across the country.
A great family day out is promised on the weekend of the 12th and 13th of April at Catton Park, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire, with a two-day game and country fair organised by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
Youngsters aged 14 – 16 can be in with a shot of winning a place on a two-day, all-inclusive ‘Gamekeeping Experience’ at Newton Rigg College.