Although gamekeeping is still very much a male-dominated sector, the number of female gamekeepers and land managers is slowly increasing..
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.