The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has confirmed that it will be taking a stand the UK Game Fair at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire on 22-24 July 2016.
Founded in 1908 as the Wildfowlers’ Association of Great Britain and Ireland, BASC (as it was renamed in 1981) is now the largest shooting association in the UK, counting 144,500 members among its ranks.
With a towering reputation, BASC represents shooting at the highest level – its patron is the Duke of Edinburgh and it regularly engages with politicians and the mainstream media to ensure shooters’ voices are heard in Westminster. On top of this, many successful BASC schemes – such as Green Shoots, Taste of Game and its head-measuring service run in conjunction with the British Deer Society (BDS) and Sporting Rifle magazine – make a real difference to conservation efforts and the public’s perception. The organisation also works hard at grassroots level to make a real difference to the lives of shooters and their families.
All shooting-related matters come under the BASC umbrella – from game to deer management, firearms licensing to scientific research into lead ammunition. It was one of the first organisations to publicly link shooting with conservation, and it continues to lead the way when fighting for shooters’ liberties today.
To buy tickets to the UK Game Fair on 22-24 July, call 01926 339808 or visit the UK Game Fair website.