NEWS IN BRIEF

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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 info@aim­riskser­vices.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”.

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