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BASC (British As­so­ci­a­tion for Shoot­ing and Con­ser­va­tion) are well known for their pro­mo­tion of all things shoot­ing.

They cham­pion sport­ing gun rights, and farm­ers’ needs to con­trol pests and man­age wildlife. BASC run gun safety train­ing events and are at the fore­front of leg­isla­tive cam­paign­ing on mat­ters that may af­fect agri­cul­tural busi­nesses en­ti­tle­ment to pro­tect live­stock from preda­tors.

Ac­cess­ing re­mote of­froad ar­eas is all part of a day’s work for BASC, and they have now joined forces with Isuzu and Subaru to of­fer BASC Mem­ber dis­counts across their re­spec­tive ranges of 4x4 cars and pick-ups. The joint move is timed to co­in­cide with the launch of the new Isuzu D-max, which gets its UK premiere at the Bal­moral Show next month.

BASC Of­fi­cer Jonny Orr said: “We’re de­lighted to have the full ranges of Subaru and Isuzu avail­able with very at­trac­tive and ex­clu­sive terms to our Mem­bers. There’s an ob­vi­ous affin­ity with these ex­tremely ca­pa­ble 4x4 cars and pick-ups, their abil­ity to go pretty much any­where safely off road with a shoot­ing party is im­me­di­ately ob­vi­ous when you get be­hind the wheel.”

“The Hunts­man D-max is par­tic­u­larly at­trac­tive — trim items such as grille, mir­ror hous­ings and door han­dles are blacked out to re­duce re­flec­tions, in­side the lock­able canopy there’s a slide­out drawer ar­range­ment ideal for guns, car­tridges or sharps, sy­ringes and live­stock drugs. It’s clev­erly con­cealed and sim­ply ac­cessed. There’s a drop down flap to pre­vent gun dogs legs be­com­ing snared by the tail­gate, and am­ple room for op­tional ac­ces­sory dog cages. Isuzu even of­fer a rear winch for haul­ing car­casses into the load­space — handy for red deer stalk­ers and fallen live­stock.”

“Subarus have be­come very pop­u­lar with vets and agri­cul­tural busi­nesses, buy­ers keep them for many years and work them hard,” said Jonny. “Large cargo ar­eas and their 4x4 func­tion­al­ity com­bine well with the abil­ity to carry five pas­sen­gers in su­perbly com­fort­able spa­cious in­te­ri­ors.

“There’s a choice of eco­nom­i­cal diesel or petrol Boxer power units. On and of­froad Subaru’s qual­i­ties shine through, it’s a fan­tas­tic range of SUV’S — all Ja­panese built, backed by a su­perb man­u­fac­turer war­ranty”.

“We’re de­lighted to build a part­ner­ship with BASC,” said Alas­tair Kerr, Subaru and Isuzu’s Re­gional Man­ager in North­ern Ire­land. “Many of our cus­tomers have great affin­ity and com­mon in­ter­ests with BASC’S ob­jec­tives. Subaru and Isuzu have a strong pres­ence in farm­ing com­mu­ni­ties and are a favourite choice of many ru­ral busi­nesses so it’s a plea­sure to strengthen these bonds fur­ther. Our new­est D-max launches at Bal­moral Show and is avail­able now to Mem­bers to pre-order for May de­liv­er­ies. Come and see us on Stand D8 at the Show, we’ll have the first UK show­ing of the full new D-max range, and our best sell­ing Subarus — the Forester, XV Cross­over and Out­back will all be on dis­play,”

BASC have 140,000 mem­bers across the UK and op­er­ate in NI from their Lis­burn of­fice. You can con­tact them on 0289 265050. Full ve­hi­cle in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at and www.

Subaru and Isuzu Re­gional Man­ager Alas­tair Kerr and BASC of­fi­cer Jonny Orr

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