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.
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.