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About the Wildfowling department

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James Green Head of Wildfowling

James joined BASC as the South West regional officer in 2007 after spending 10 years in the building industry. Throughout this time James spent the majority of his free time learning his trade on the estuary chasing ducks and geese. It is fair to say that James is passionate countryman with a keen interest in many forms of country sports but wildfowling has always had a particularly strong hold. Probably due to the enthusiasm passed on by his dad Chris Green ‘the Cornish Countryman’, in fact James first joined his dad on the foreshore at just 4 years old. The wildfowling bug took hold and it excites him as much today as it did all those years ago.

James is delighted to be the head of the new wildfowling department and looks forward to working with clubs and organisations around the country in a bid to safeguard the sport for future generations.


Address Unit 1D/E Dulford Business Park Broad Road, Dulford, Cullompton Devon EX15 2DY
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Jo Hughes Wildfowling Administrator

Jo joined BASC in July 2018 as the Wildfowling Team Administrator. She has 14 years’ experience working within the Criminal Justice Service in North Wales, most recently for a number of years as a Probation Service Officer. Jo comes from a Dairy and keepering family and has a real passion and respect for rearing and growing your own food.

More recently Jo has become interested in Clay pigeon shooting and is keen to get out whenever she can. She is an avid reader and believes a house is not a home without a dog or six.



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Shane Robinson Wildfowling Officer

Shane has been a lifelong wildfowler after catching the bug on his first trip to the Scottish Solway in 1982. After a military career spanning nearly two decades Shane moved in to the civil service on the North American Ruddy duck project where he worked for four years. He then spent 10 years working in the shooting sports sector in firearms retail and wildlife management.

Shane is based in the South West where he is a member of several clubs and is currently the Chairman of Highbridge and Huntspill Wildfowling Club. He is also keen on working and training gundogs and is committee member of the North Devon Working Gundog Club.



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Donald Muir Events and Training Officer

Donald Muir is one of the most-recognised faces in shooting in Scotland, having been actively involved in wildfowling and all other forms of shooting even well before joining BASC Scotland as our first Development Officer over 10 years ago. In his current role Donald is responsible for all of our varied training delivery, including a wide range of Young Shots courses, all other events such as shows and fairs, as well as the representing BASC Scotland on all the Local Authority committees dealing with wildfowling permit schemes.

Donald is a native of Fife and is also a BASC Shotgun Coach, a Range Conducting Officer and a qualified assessor. His main interests are in wildfowling and deer stalking.


Address BASC Scottish Centre Trochry Dunkeld Tayside PH8 0DY
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Paul Williamson Head of Land Management

Paul joined BASC in 2009. Paul works closely with BASC affiliated clubs and members to identify opportunities for purchase and lease of land for shooting. He also assists clubs and members in maximising income from the land they own / occupy and other land management issues that arise.

Prior to joining BASC Paul has had sixteen years experience as a Rural and General Practice Chartered Surveyor. He has worked within the private sector for both owner occupier and tenant farmers. Scope of work has included: land & property sales, farm subsidies, environmental schemes, agricultural law, letting/ grazing agreements, compulsory purchase schemes, wayleaves & easements, valuations and livestock marketing.

Paul has been involved in shooting since the age of ten, predominately within North West Midlands. In the early years he carried a stick and now he enjoys both shooting and beating on a variety of walked and peg days.



 

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