Changing rules on gun ownership – action required

BASC is urging every shotgun and firearm certificate holder in Great Britain to spend five minutes completing a short Home Office survey in response to the consultation, which closes on 23 August 2023.

We have produced guidance to help you answer the questions, plus background information for each to give you the full picture.

Make your voice count 

BASC at The Game Fair

Read our run-down of BASC areas across this year’s The Game Fair, not forgetting that BASC members get complimentary entry on all three days.

Now in its 65th year, the Game Fair is regarded as the UK’s flagship country event and a celebration of all things countryside. This year, once again, BASC members are eligible for complimentary entry… And there’s much to look forward to.

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Moor fantastic than ever: Let’s Learn Moor 2023

More than 2,000 children had the chance to ‘rescue’ their teachers with mountain rescue teams, solve rural crimes with the police and learn about the importance of the precious carbon-rich peatlands below their feet when the UK’s largest upland classroom returned at the beginning of July.

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Game shooting census

Take part in this year’s GunsOnPegs game shooting census and you could win a superb Holland & Holland Northwood field coat and breeks.

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Join us for the ‘Best In The Field’ Clay Shoot 

BASC’s inaugural Best In The Field Clay Shoot is a competition with a difference, with targets set to replicate live quarry shooting.

A new initiative for this year, BASC’s Best In The Field Clay Shoot takes place on 19 and 20 August at Sporting Targets near Riseley in Bedfordshire.

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Important information for deer managers in Scotland

Three key changes will come into force later this year in Scotland, relating to the male close season, night shooting and bullet weights.

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