After pressure from a report published by the BBC Trust, the corporation has committed to appoint a senior editor with responsibility for rural affairs.
The job will involve identifying three correspondents from regional and local newsrooms around the country to provide more material for national news about rural affairs – which could include clay shooting and other fieldsports.
Richard Ali of BASC said: “We welcome this report and the recognition by BBC management of the need to make improvements. I am also pleased to note the report calls for more emphasis on the economic and social life of the countryside. We hope that it will be properly reported and will be part of the beginning of better coverage of rural affairs.”