BASC responds to publication of new General Licences for England

BASC is advising members that Defra has today published three new general licences for the shooting and trapping of certain birds in England. The new general licences, which come into effect on 1 January 2021, provide the legal basis for

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Passing The Buck

‘A government minister who wrote to environment bosses calling on them to ban shooting on its land has said her request did not bind them to doing it. Hannah Blythyn has since been accused of ‘shifting the blame’ for the

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Welsh U-Turn Sparks Fury

A recent letter by the Minister for Environment declaring that the Welsh Labour Government does not support shooting has led to consternation across the shooting community. MP Hannah Blythyn wrote to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to inform the group that

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MP’s On Our Side

Ministers say they’re ‘listening’ on key issues, from fifty-cals to Commonwealth Games – but will it make a difference? Shooting stands a chance of scoring two major political victories on both the Commonwealth Games 2022 and the Offensive Weapons Bill,

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Kenyon’s the man to back fieldsports in Somerset

Former BASC and BDS man David Kenyon is running for a top police job in Avon and Somerset

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MP puts bankers in check

MP Jim Shannon has confronted banks over discrimination against those who work in the shooting industry. The SDP’s Mr Shannon has tabled an early day motion requesting that banks are forced to stop discriminating against gun dealers, gamekeepers and others

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