Please sign and share a petition calling on the government to amend the Firearms Acts to allow the ownership and use of .22 calibre rimfire pistols for competitive sporting purposes in England, Wales and Scotland. Even if you have no personal interest in “.22 pistol shooting”, by signing the petition you can show your support for shooting in general and contribute to an act of solidarity which will set the scene for future challenges.
Gamebore Cartridges has signed up to sponsor the BASC .410 World Championships, a clay-shooting competition using the smallest calibre shotgun in general use. The event attracts people from around the world and is organised by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
BASC has responded to a consultation that will be used to develop Natural Resources Wales strategic work over the next three years. BASC has proposed working with the public body to help promote healthy quarry populations and habitats and to encourage access to shooting opportunities in Wales.
The 2014 general licences for Wales, which give legal authority for the control of pest bird species such as pigeons and crows, have been published by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) after technical problems delayed their publication by Natural Resources Wales.
BASC has submitted ideas to the Welsh Government on how to make best use of a £6 million nature fund to help manage land and water to benefit nature, create new job opportunities and support communities in Wales.
Wildfowlers are recording vital information on Greenland white-fronted geese at the birds’ main wintering ground on the Dyfi estuary in Mid Wales.