baked pheasant with bacon, pear, raisins on brandy

Game food given funding boost

Friday, July 31, 2015, 11:10 am

Scotland’s Natural Larder has been given a grant of £11,000 by the Community Food Fund


Working pony wins Leica-sponsored competition

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 6:11 pm

Highland garron Tyree of Dalnacardoch has won this year’s Fred Taylor Memorial Trophy for Working Hill Ponies, sponsored by Leica Optics. Eleven-year-old Tyree of Dalnacardoch, from the Dalnacardoch Estate in Perthshire, beat 16 other entrants to win the award on

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New Course Allows Gamekeepers to Continue Using Rodenticides

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 5:43 pm

A new one-day course will allow gamekeepers to go on controlling rats using professional rodenticides after a Health and Safety Executive deadline of 1 July 2016. Representative bodies for shooting and gamekeeping – the British Association for Shooting and Conservation


Tim Bonner appointed chief executive of Countryside Alliance

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 6:10 pm

Tim Bonner, the director of campaigns for the Countryside Alliance, has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive. Sir Barney White-Spunner, the CA’s current Chief Executive, will be stepping down after the AGM in September, whereupon Mr Bonner will

SGA Gamekeeper

Young Gamekeeper of the Year announced

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 8:32 am

20-year-old Duncan Seaton from Dores near Inverness was announced as Young Gamekeeper of the Year

Red squirrel

New ally for red squirrels

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 9:09 am

BASC has become a signatory to the UK Squirrel Accord with the aim of helping to protect and expand the red squirrel population in the UK


Law Commission recommends Firearms Code

Monday, July 27, 2015, 7:48 am

The Law Commission has released a new consultation document on firearms law


Wild fowling less disruptive than walkers

Sunday, July 26, 2015, 3:22 pm

Interim results from a study at Bournemouth University show that walkers can disturb waterfowl more frequently than wildfowling activities


DEFRA study supports gamebird code

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 2:59 pm

A study into gamebird rearing supports the current DEFRA code of the welfare of gamebirds, used by the British gamebird industry

Pen and notebook

Make a note

Friday, July 24, 2015, 9:51 am

There’s a new piece of kit to help fight coursing and poaching – it’s a notebook. PAW Scotland Poaching and Coursing Priority Group has released an incident book to help members of the public get the facts down and document

BASC Young Shots

Young Shots day at Eastbourne school

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 4:07 pm

West Rise Junior school hosted a BASC Young Shots day, where 32 children got to experience different types of shooting and learn about management and conservation


It’s a dog’s life

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 1:45 pm

Dog Bed Review: Tuffies Durasoft Mattress bed 110cm x 68cm bed By Bingo, Age: One-And-A-Quarter When you’ve had months trying to curl up in a plastic injection-moulded lozenge-shaped bed from PetsatHome, then anything softer than a bone is a dog-send. Whining


Help for Heroes charity shoot

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 2:48 pm

BASC is hosting a charity clay shoot at Cricket St Thomas on Saturday 5 September

Martin Salter and Alan Jarrett Portrait

BASC honours former MP Martin Salter

Monday, July 20, 2015, 9:01 am

BASC has recognised the efforts of former Labour MP Martin Salter in promoting and supporting shooting

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WHT stamp launch at CLA Game Fair

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 2:51 pm

The WHT will be launching 2015’s wildlife habitat conservation stamp at this year’s CLA Game Fair

Fox hunting

Countryside Alliance reacts to Hunting Act delay

Saturday, July 18, 2015, 2:23 pm

The Countryside Alliance has reacted to the SNP U-turn that forced the government to delay a vote on changes to the Hunting Act


Win a Polaris Ranger

Friday, July 17, 2015, 3:35 pm

The NGO is offering the chance to win a Polaris Ranger Diesel 1000 D UTV, worth more than £13,000 plus VAT

BASC coaches

BASC on the shooting line at CLA

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 9:13 am

BASC will be offering expert shotgun coaching at the CLA Game Fair

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Water vole survey for BASC

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 3:58 pm

BASC is looking for members to participate in a series of surveys measuring the success of a water vole project in north Wales. Water voles face serious threats throughout the UK, as the surveys will provide much needed information on the trajectory


SNP sabotage Hunting Act amendment

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 9:35 am

The free vote to amend the Hunting Act will not be going ahead tomorrow, due to interference from the Scottish National Party.  The Conservative government planned on tackling the repeal via free vote as part of its manifesto, but a lack of

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