NEWS IN BRIEF
BASC has announced that its members will receive free entry to The Game Fair for the next three years, starting at Ragley Hall in 2018, after the success of a similar arrangement at the 2017 event saw BASC members making up 28,000 of the 116,000 guests in attendance. Members’ guests can also enjoy discounts to the event.
Holts Auctioneers is relocating to a new London-based saleroom at Holly Hedge House, Blackheath in March 2018. The move has been made due to a repurposing of the old salesroom but Holly Hedge offers great access and free parking for clients.
AIM Risk Services are now able to provide shoots with “standalone” insurance for shoot cancellation due to bird ‘flu. This allows for the refunding of fees and recovery of costs associated with any shoots that are cancelled due to an outbreak. For more information about the types of shoot insurance AIM can provide call them on 0800 1937742 or email email@example.com
The government has temporarily banned the import of ‘bump stocks’ into the UK. When added to self-loading firearms, bump stocks utilise recoil forces to automate repeated pressure on the trigger, increasing the rate of fire. Bill Harriman, BASC’s director of firearms said: “BASC has long been concerned that bump stocks… might be used in conjunction with .22 self-loading rifles to create firearms capable of fully-automatic fire.”
The Lindisfarne wildfowling scheme – a unique scheme between BASC North, Natural England and the wildfowlers’ management group – landed Bronze at the prestigious 2017 Purdey Awards for Game and Conservation. The judging panel considered Lindisfarne, a project funded by Natural England, to be “quite exceptional”.