The future of foxing as lockdown is eased

Robert Bucknell returns following a bout of coronavirus – he investigates the future of foxing as lockdown is eased. The Covid-19 lockdown has affected fox control in different ways – it all depends on your situation. If you see fox

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BASC deer stalking schemes back open for business

BASC’s deer stalking schemes across England are reopening from next week. The Hockwold scheme in Norfolk and the Raby scheme in County Durham will be the first to reopen on 8 June, with the Hampshire scheme opening next month. The

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Government response backs BASC work on invasive species

The Government’s response to its invasive alien species consultation aligns fully with BASC’s dedicated work to manage species such as the grey squirrel, muntjac and Egyptian goose. The Government’s aims outlined in their response are to control any current wild

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Covid-19 set to impact next season

Shoots around the country have debating how many birds to put down, how many days to offer and whether to shoot at all. Some shooters have suggested that the game season would effectively be cancelled in 2020-21.  Game farmers first

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National police chief gives clear guidance on shooting under Covid-19 restrictions

Deputy Chief Constable Dave Orford, the national lead on firearms licensing, has provided clarity on shooting in England under the current Covid-19 guidance following concerns raised by BASC, other shooting organisations and police forces. DCC Orford says he has clarified

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CORONAVIRUS: All Party Parliamentary Group on Shooting and Conservation on shooting’s future

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Shooting and Conservation, spoke to BASC and provided an insight into his work in Westminster and shares his views on what the shooting community must do to ensure

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CORONAVIRUS: Advice on shooting activities in England

BASC and other rural organisations have updated their advice for shooting, work on shoots and pest control in England following the government’s latest changes to the regulations for fighting Covid-19.  We must stress that these changes have been made in

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First-time roebuck hunting

First time’s the charm. Chris Dalton reports on the East Lothian couple bagging an impressive roebuck. Credit: Alexander Zackrisson / FOAP / Getty Images May is a month where I often get a number of very good heads to measure

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Why not try BASC’s Quarantine Cookbook

Self-isolating and want to rustle up something tasty? Then BASC might just have the perfect thing for you! Their “Quarantine Cookbook” provides a selection of easy to make recipes from BASC’s Taste of Game. Some of these recipes include: Pheasant pasties,

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SPONSORED: Who’s in charge of deer at BASC?

BASC’s head of deer management, Martin is a keen shot and avid deer stalker. Originally from Yorkshire, when he is not sat on a high seat he enjoys bird watching. Many of you will not yet have met BASC’s head

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