BASC is reviewing proposals to exclude dogs at certain times from land owned or managed by Coleraine Borough Council in Northern Ireland.
BASC is building cross-party support and working in partnership with Countryside Alliance Ireland and Gun Trade Guild NI to improve firearms law for the province’s shooters.
BASC is reviewing draft guidance that will be used to create marine conservation zones (MCZ) in Northern Ireland over the next two years. A consultation on the guidance closes on 31st January. BASC welcomes any advice or comments people might have on the consultation.
People who shoot will continue to manage land for conservation in Northern Ireland, helping to fill a gap in rural development funding. No funds from the EU single farm payment will be ring-fenced for rural development and conservation in NI after a court ruling.
Significant issues affecting lawful shooting in Northern Ireland have been discussed with key politicians by the chairman and chief executive of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Ford is considering lowering the age at which young people can have supervised access to shotguns and airguns to 12 years. The change has NOT happened yet, as it will have to be agreed by the Justice Committee prior to implementation however BASC and others organisations believe that 10 years of age would be more appropriate as this is the age of criminal responsibility in NI.