BASC at Irish Game Fair Moira Demesne
The British Association for Shooting & Conservation
has had a long relationship with the National Countrysports Fair.
The BASC Northern Ireland Director, Tommy
Mayne and his team members are very much looking forward to attending
the National Countrysports Fair in Moira on 25th & 26th May.
BASC staff will be on hand to give advice
and guidance on a range of topics including firearms and wildlife
legislation, firearms licensing, land management, conservation and BASC
added "The Association
offers its congratulations to the organisers of The National
Countrysports Fair, which is an excellent showcase for country sports.
BASC Northern Ireland welcomes this
opportunity to meet with the Province's shooting community and those
travelling from further afield. The BASC village will be even bigger and
better than last year, with its own mini arena programme and
I want to particularly thank all BASC trade
members involved in the National Countrysports Fair for their continued
BASC members and visitors to
the Fair will see a wide range of trade stands including:
Larmour & Sons, Outdoor Experience, Pigeon Decoys, Beechview Kennels,
Dog Transport Boxes, Smyth's Country Sports, Strangford Agencies, Bar
King, AA Monteith & Son, Outdoor & Country Sports, Pawlines and
', the BASC gundog sponsor.
Joint Council of Strangford Lough Wildfowlers will provide information
and a display on wildfowling.
BASC NI staff will provide information on the BASC Green Shoots
programme alongside, John Woolsey, barn owl officer with the Ulster
Wildlife Trust who will be on the BASC stand. John will be highlighting the decline in the barn owl population
and how people can help with the conservation efforts for this iconic
species. Representatives from a number of volunteer red squirrel groups
in NI will also be on the BASC stand to provide an insight into red
Shotgun Coaches aim to set new record
again BASC's shotgun coaches will be hoping to introduce new people to a
sport that is becoming increasingly popular in Northern Ireland. Our
accredited coaches are hoping to break their record set last year for
the highest number of novice lessons ever carried out at the fair. A coaching lesson will cost £20 however any
person aged under 21 years, who joins BASC at the fair, will receive a
voucher for a free coaching lesson.
Vouchers must be used during the two day
event and this offer is only available to persons aged at least 18 years
who have not yet reached 21 years. Lessons will usually last for
around 40 minutes; shotguns and cartridges will be provided, as will eye
and ear protection. Coaches will cover eye dominance, stance, safety,
gun fit and techniques for breaking the target.
BASC coaches can also cater for the experienced
shooter, so please feel free to have a go using your own shotgun and you
never know, you may even pick up a few tips to help you improve your
new BASC-sponsored North-South challenge will see a three-man retriever
team from the North of Ireland take on a team from the South of Ireland.
The teams will compete for the
North-South Challenge Shield.
There will also be a BASC sponsored
scurry event at the fair.
The BASC sponsored gundog events at the
Fair will also be sponsored by Chudleys.
annual BASC NI gundog event at Larchfield Estate, scheduled to take
place at the end of March was cancelled, due to the heavy snow that
covered many parts of NI. This will now take place on Sunday 26th May at
the National Countrysports Fair.
will be able to enter as a three man team or as an individual.
There will be cash prizes plus bags of
Chudleys dog food and rosettes for the following:
Overall Top Dog - a dog transport box kindly
sponsored by Gilbert Irvine of dogtransportbox.com
|1st placed team -
£120 donated by Brian Lyons of Beechview Kennels,
|1st placed individual - £50 donated
by Martin Ryan of BarKing Waterproof Dog Beds, www.barkingdogbeds.com
|BASC member's highest scoring dog -
£100 donated by the National Countrysports Fair,
Any BASC trade
member who would like to join BASC at the 2013 National Countrysports
Fair should contact the BASC Northern Ireland Office on 028 9260 5050.