The game farm can be the cornerstone of a successful shoot. A good relationship between gamekeeper and game farmer is vital.
Transporting, plucking, gutting and breasting. In three short videos, BASC Scotlandâ€™s Kenny Willmitt demonstrates how to prepare woodpigeon for cooking and provides important points to consider when transporting your shot birds in the car.
An introduction to Scottish highland deer stalking filmed on the Fordie Estate in Perthshire.
Deer stalking is a vital part of the Scottish rural economy providing the funds that help to manage the land and the native wild red deer.
A quick and easy recipe for pigeon breast. Made in conjunction with the “Scotland’s Natural Larder” campaign.
Pigeon shooting expert Will Garfit introduces the art of shooting over decoys. The woodpigeon is the UK's number one agricultural pest and causes millions of pounds of damage to agricultural crops every year.
BASC deer officer Lewis Thornley offers an introduction to woodland stalking. Deer stalking is a vital way of helping to manage the expanding deer population. Deer cause serious damage to crops, trees and undergrowth. If a population becomes too large for the local area to support then animals can die of disease and starvation. The venison which results from stalking is a healthy meat which is enjoying a surge in popularity.
Small or large, most shoots can benefit from the use of a quad bike. They are easy to ride, but safety should always come first.
BASC's Green Shoots programme helps to link management of land for shooting with wider conservation projects. In Cheshire, Green Shoots is working with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust to improve and monitor habitats for the threatened dormouse.
Wildfowling, the pursuit of wild ducks and geese, takes place mainly on estuaries and coastal marshes during the winter months. Often a solitary activity, the sport is supported by a strong network of clubs. In this film Mark Greenhough, from BASC, explains what is involved and what he loves about wildfowling.
A message from former Coronation Street star Charlie Lawson.
Gundogs are essential to shooting. This film shows Echo, a Chesapeake Bay retriever and his owner, BASC wildfowling officer Mark Greenhough, making a difficult retrieve across a flooded channel of the River Dee.
Shoots in Cheshire are involved in a dormouse conservation project for which BASC has gained funding from the SITA Trust. The project is one of many under BASC 's Green Shoots Programme. Here Sue Tatman from the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, a partner in the project, explains how to recognise one of the field signs left by dormice - a nibbled hazelnut.
Tips on calling mallard with Nick Horten of the Langstone and District Wildfowlers and Conservation Association.
Tips on calling Canada geese with Nick Horten of the Langstone and District Wildfowlers and Conservation Association.
The Government has published its response to the Home Affairs Select Committee's report on firearms law. Simon Clarke speaks to BASC's director of firearms Bill Harriman to get his reaction.
The 25th anniversary of the Wildlife Habitat Trust (WHT) has been marked with the release of a film. The WHT makes loans and grants available to protect land for shooting and conservation.
The conservation and economic benefits of grouse shooting.
Jim Paice MP, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, has re-affirmed the Government's support for shooting.
Countryfile presenter Adam Henson talks about the work of the Wildlife Habitat Trust (WHT) at the official launch of the 2011 Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp at the CLA Game Fair 2011.
New laws currently going through Parliament in Westminster in the shape of the Scotland Bill could end up in giving control over airguns in Scotland to the Scottish Government. That could lead to a two tier system, with one set of laws for legitimate airgun users south of the border and another for the north. In this film, BASC's head of press relations Simon Clarke discusses the matter with Dr Colin Shedden, director of BASC Scotland.
Footage from the 2011 BASC Gamekeepers Fair held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th - 10th April 2011.
BASC’s gamekeepers’classes at Crufts provide a showcase for working gundogs.
See the latest from Crufts 2011 here
Driven game shooting is one of the most popular forms of live quarry shooting in the UK.
Find out what happens on a typical driven day with this short introductory film.
Dr Colin Shedden, director of BASC Scotland, discusses the Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill currently going through the Scottish Parliament and its likely effects on shooting.
Prolonged severe weather can have an impact on shooting. Waterfowl are vulnerable when their habitat freezes. Good body condition is vital for surviving the winter and successful breeding in the spring. In order to help them through severe weather BASC, working with other organisations and statutory agencies, has helped to set up a system of rules for managing waterfowl shooting during such periods. This can include calls for voluntary restraint followed by legal suspensions of shooting. To find out more, watch this film.
On 12th November 2010, Prince Philip, patron of BASC, visited the head office at Marford Mill in Rossett to open the organisation’s new communications centre, the Duke of Edinburgh Building. Watch a video of his visit and the ceremony here.
BASC's head of press relations Simon Clarke interviews director of firearms Bill Harriman about the Home Affairs Select Committee's inquiry into firearms legislation.
In this short film produced for BASC by Fieldsports tv, Charlie Jacoby traces the development of the organisation from its origins in Stanley Duncan's "Black Hut", a refuge for wildfowlers on the north shore of the Humber Estuary.
As part of our efforts to publicise the success of the Green Shoots programme, BASC has produced its first short film.
Inspired and partly based on a film originally sponsored by BASC, the Shooting Sports Trust have produced an informative new film about shooting. It is called: Shooting: the Sports: The Facts and covers many branches of our popular sport. It is available by clicking on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scN8iiP8sKM
Shooting: The Sport: The Facts is presented by BASC member, Shooting Sports Trust spokesman, and well known shooting personality, Mike Yardley. He notes: "The film is designed both for those inside the shooting community and those who have no experience of shooting. It is hoped shooters will show this film to their non-shooting friends and acquaintances, and also to persons of influence such as local councillors and MPs. I particularly want to thank BASC for the help they have given in its production, the first version of this would never have happened without BASC."