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Save the Date: The Northern Shooting Show

A brand new shooting spectacular will be launched next spring. The Northern Shooting Show, officially supported by BASC, will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate. Within the 65,000 sq ft

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Delayed statistics show low airgun crime in Scotland

The statistics on recorded crimes and offences involving firearms in Scotland for 2013-14 have been published

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Airgun licensing plans fail to impress

Several parties in the Scottish Parliament have refused to endorse the plans for an airgun licensing Bill due to a lack of evidence.  Without all-party support, the plans for the Air Weapons and Licensing Bill (Scotland) are still only proposals. The Bill was rejected by the Scottish Conservatives,

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Unacceptable delays in firearms licensing

Scottish firearms licensing has been experiencing delays of up to nine months – and shooting organisations have had enough. BASC has called the wait for new and renewed licences as ‘unacceptable’, and with 20 staff cuts on the horizon, it’s

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Airgun pros target training

A training day was held by BASC Scotland earlier this month, targeted at professional pest controllers looking to improve their skill and safety measures.  Airgunning continues to play a huge role in managing pest species, and therefore BASC Scotland is keen to offer

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Airgun licensing challenged

BASC has challenged a report supporting the legislation of airgun licensing in Scotland. Despite hearing evidence that the Bill will do little to deal with the problem of criminal misuse of airguns, it has already seen support. Regardless of the fact that

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Best of both

Nigel Allen sums up your options for rabbit control and takes his AirWolf head to head with the rimfire. A couple of summers ago, I was invited down to Somerset: my challenge (as it turned out) was to have some

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Airgun Licensing Bill “impractical”

Shooting organisations have deemed the proposals for the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill unlikely to improve public safety, as well as being impractical and costly.

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Rat catcher

As the nights cool the rats will return to their cosy barns and holes – and Mat Manning will be waiting for them The days are getting shorter, the weather is turning colder and the rats are starting to creep

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Scottish airgun bill introduced

A bill has been introduced in Scotland to license all airguns, a decision which has been branded ‘a costly and bureaucratic mistake’. BASC Scotland, the country’s largest shooting organisation, has condemned the system, which will cover an estimated half a

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