• Why Go Shooting?

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    People visiting BASC’s Gamekeepers' Fair are asked why they enjoy shooting.

    BASC is the largest shooting organisation in the UK.
    If you shoot, you should join.

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    • Wildfowling with the ethical carnivore, Louise Gray - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Louise Gray, author of 'The Ethical Carnivore' gets her first taste of wildfowling with the help of BASC and the Fenland Wildfowlers Association.
      Inspired by the likes of wildfowler and conservatio...
    • Pink-footed geese and the Wyre-Lune sanctuary - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      Wild geese in a wild place. The Wyre-Lune sanctuary near Cockerham in Morecambe Bay was established in 1963 by the Morecambe Bay Wildfowlers Association. It is now the home for tens of thousands of...
    • The Value Of Shooting - Duration: 5 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Shooting generates £2bn for the UK economy every year, the equivalent of 74,000 full-time jobs and £250m is spent on conservation. The most extensive research ever carried out into the value of sho...
    • Amazing wildfowling dog - The Long Retrieve - Duration: 4 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      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 ...
    • Why cook game? - Duration: 29 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      TV chef Mike Robinson explains why game food is on his menu.

      A short promotional film for BASC's Taste of Game campaign.

    • Grouse shooting #NoMoorMyths - Duration: 8 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      Grouse shooting benefits the countryside and local communities. It is sustainable, provides employment and funds conservation. Grouse shooting directly affects the people and the places featured in...
    • How to Build a Ladder Trap - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 11 months ago
      A workshop instruction sheet for this construction is available to download from the BASC website:

      A ladder trap is...
    • Antique Guns - HW Mortimer flintlock shotgun c 1823 - Duration: 3 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      Bill Harriman highlights the wonderful features of this beautiful double-barrelled flintlock shotgun from 1823. Made in London by Henry William Mortimer for shooting game, this 200 year old gun sti...
    • BASC - an introduction - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      An introduction to the British Association for Shooting and Conservation. Conservation and shooting go hand in hand and this belief has driven the work of BASC since it was established 100 years ag...
    • Green Shoots Mapping - online mapping - Duration: 110 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      Online mapping, wildlife recording and shooting diary. Free to all BASC members.

      BASC is the largest shooting organisation in the UK.
      If you shoot, you should join...
    • Duck Tubes and how to build them - Duration: 9 minutes, 1 second.

      • 2 years ago
      Building duck tubes for mallard ducks to nest in is easy and low cost. Andy Stott and Mark Shaw from Westmorland Wildfowlers show how to make them. See exclusive footage of the ducklings in action,...
    • How to pluck a pheasant - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      BASC Game and Gamekeeping officer, Sam Walker demonstrates how to pluck a pheasant, how to gut a pheasant and how to prepare it for the roasting tin.
      Pheasant is easy to cook and wonderful to eat. ...
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    • Wildfowling - an introduction - Duration: 7 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      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...
    • Pigeon Shooting - an introduction - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      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 crop...
    • Deer Stalking - an introduction - Duration: 7 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      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, tr...
    • The Driven Pheasant Shoot - an introduction - Duration: 4 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      Explaining the principles of a Driven Game Shoot.
    • Scottish highland deer stalking - an introduction - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      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...
    • Airgun Shooting - an introduction - Duration: 7 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      Mat Manning introduces airgun shooting and goes hunting for rabbit.
      A successful airgun shooter needs good fieldcraft skills and a keen sense of nature. Airgun shooting means getting close to wildl...
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