BASC welcomed Samuel Kurtz, Senedd Member and Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, to a recent Young Shots event at Telpyn Shooting Ground near Amroth.
We are very fortunate to have an army of volunteers across the UK. We talk to two of our dedicated supporters their involvement with BASC.
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.
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.
Amber Hill, a 16-year-old medal-winning clay target shot and BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2013, met the Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson and the Assembly’s All-Party Group on Country Sports (APG) on 25th February. Amber started shooting when she was 10 years old and her successes include winning Read more…
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.
An Introduction to Wildfowling Day, designed to give Young Shots experience of wildfowling, will be held at Dolphin Shooting Ground, near Preston, Lancashire on Saturday 9th November.