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  1. Keith

    Do Any Of You Go Camping?

    Do any of you go camping with your bug-out equipment & practice skills? Keith.
  2. Bryan

    Woodpigeon

    1. INTRODUCTION The woodpigeon (Columba palumbus) is both the UK's major agricultural bird pest and one of the most popular species providing sporting shooting. It is legal to shoot the bird throughout the year under the current general licence arrangements. The woodpigeon produces...
  3. Bryan

    Wildfowling

    1. INTRODUCTION The aim of this code of practice is to give clear guidelines as to what is acceptable conduct, both for the newcomer to the sport and experienced wildfowlers. In addition, it describes the general areas of the law relating to wildfowling but is not a full study of all relevant...
  4. Bryan

    Trapping Pest Mammals

    Pest and predator control is an integral part of conservation and wildlife management. It is necessary to reduce predation and damage to acceptable levels, particularly at vulnerable times of the year such as the nesting season. It is the responsibility of all those involved in pest and predator...
  5. Bryan

    Trapping Pest Birds

    1. INTRODUCTION Pest and predator control is an integral part of conservation and wildlife management. It is necessary to reduce predation and damage to acceptable levels, particularly at vulnerable times of the year such as the nesting season. It is the responsibility of all those involved in...
  6. Bryan

    Transport Of Beaters

    One area of shoot management, which does not always receive sufficient consideration, is the transportation of shoot personnel – guns, beaters, pickers-up, etc. Quite often adequate arrangements are made for transporting the Guns (often their own four wheel drive vehicles) but on many shoots the...
  7. Bryan

    Sporting Agents And Guides Offering Inland Goose Shooting

    1. INTRODUCTION Goose shooting is a traditional and highly-valued recreation for many people. If carried out responsibly it brings sustainable economic benefits to rural areas and helps prevent damage to crops. High standards underpin public and political support for shooting, now and in the...
  8. Bryan

    Shotgun Safety

    The most important rule of gun handling…… NEVER POINT A GUN, LOADED OR UNLOADED, IN AN UNSAFE DIRECTION. It is estimated that there are more than 1.5 million shotguns legally held in Great Britain, the vast majority of which are used in a safe and responsible manner. This leaflet provides a...
  9. Bryan

    Respect For Quarry

    Good practice for successful shotgun shooting For sporting shooting to continue to be acceptable we must practise it in ways that are both wise and sustainable. This means it must also be humane. The sportsman’s aim is to achieve the instantaneous kill of each bird or animal that he or she...
  10. Bryan

    Picking Up (Quarry Retrieval)

    Foreword "It is very unlikely that the opposition to shooting sports will ever be completely overcome, but there is no need to be daunted by it, provided we continue to concentrate on the education and training of newcomers, and on the voluntary observance by all members of the codes of...
  11. Bryan

    Night Shooting

    Night Shooting in the UK ]1. INTRODUCTION The night shooting of foxes and ground game is necessary to ensure that damage to game, wildlife, livestock and growing crops is kept at acceptable levels. It is a safe and effective method of control. It is the responsibility of all those involved in...
  12. Bryan

    Horses And Shoots

    Horses and shoots There are a number of causes for concern over safety issues between shooters and equestrians. However, a good relationship exists between the two groups and the problems should be easily overcome. These guidelines will help to contribute towards the safety of the riders and...
  13. Bryan

    Gundogs

    1. INTRODUCTION BASC strongly recommends that anyone who goes shooting should be accompanied by a trained and competent gundog. Using a well-trained gundog aids the humane recovery of the quarry and shows a responsible attitude. Furthermore, the ownership and delight in working a well-trained...
  14. Bryan

    Flight Ponds

    1. INTRODUCTION At its broadest definition the flight pond is an open area of fresh water or marsh used by wildfowl in the evening, when they flight from their daytime resting places on estuaries or large water bodies in order to feed. Flight ponds can therefore provide wildfowl shooting at...
  15. Bryan

    Disruption Of Shoots By Demonstrators

    The Law Shooting, properly carried out, is a lawful activity. Aggravated Trespass On private land it is a criminal offence (aggravated trespass) to obstruct or disrupt anyone pursuing a lawful activity. It is also an offence to intimidate someone so as to deter them from taking part in that...
  16. Bryan

    Deer Stalking

    Deer stalking This Code of Practice has been produced to provide an introductory guide to deer stalking. Although much of the code is applicable to stalking in the Highlands it has been written primarily with the lowland, woodland shooter in mind. This is because the Highland rifle generally...
  17. Bryan

    The Code of Good Shooting Practice

    The Code of Good Shooting Practice In Britain we are rightly proud of our shooting sports. Game management and conservation help shape and enhance our landscape. Wildlife thrives where land is managed for shooting. Over a million people are involved in shooting; many more enjoy the end product...
  18. Bryan

    Brown Hare Management And Welfare In England

    Brown Hare Management And Welfare In England INTRODUCTION 1. This code sets out the law and best practice for ensuring an appropriate and workable balance between the welfare and conservation of brown hares Lepus europaeus, their status as game, and their ability to cause serious damage to...
  19. Bryan

    Air Rifle Safety in England And Wales

    Air Rifle Safety in England and Wales 1. INTRODUCTION It is estimated that there are over six million air rifles in England and Wales, the vast majority of which are used in a safe and responsible manner. This code offers guidance to those who shoot with them. It does not apply in Northern...
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