View Poll Results: BASC and the AGM. How do you rate your support?

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  • I am a member of BASC and have no complaints. I will be attending the AGM.

    0 0%
  • I am a member of BASC and have no complaints. I will not be attending the AGM.

    13 26.53%
  • I am a member of BASC. I have certain concerns but am not willing for them to be heard at the AGM.

    4 8.16%
  • I am a member of BASC and would like to voice my concerns but can't get to the AGM.

    15 30.61%
  • I am a member of BASC and will attend the AGM to voice my concerns.

    3 6.12%
  • I am not a member of BASC but might yet be persuaded.

    3 6.12%
  • I cannot forsee myself ever joining BASC

    11 22.45%
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Thread: Basc agm

  1. #1

    Basc agm

    Last edited by Iwrch; 03-06-2010 at 11:27.
    /l\ Y gwir yn erbyn y byd /l\

  2. #2
    I am a member but i don't think i'll be at the agm. Do you have a date, time and venue just on the off chance i can get to it.

  3. #3
    12 June 2010
    Location: Stirling Management Centre

    If you are a member you should have had voting papers through by now. Vote now! You can even do it online.

    BTW after my first bleat about lead and the stock response from Robert Irvine's PA I sent a longer, more detailed diatribe and there hasn't been a reply yet. Certainly no response to my suggestion there should be a members forum on the website. I guess the all singing, all dancing 21st Century 'Communications Centre' isn't for talking to the little people......

    Sorry Iwrch, hijacked the poll a bit .... are you going to pass the poll results to BASC?

  4. #4
    thanks bandit country, just went on basc site and voted.

  5. #5
    Of course you can always voice your concerns directly to BASC, we are here to try and help as best we can and we are always here to talk to members.

    Please always feel free to contact me directly on or 01244 573021 , and please don’t think I am ignoring you if I don’t get back to forum posts immediately , believe it or not I do have other tasks to do!


  6. #6

    Thanks for the feedback about the deer village, I had picked it up on the other thread and already sent a message to Steve Bloomfiled with the comments. I was there both days and thought his plans for the village and fair overall were great, and hope to work with Steve to make next years show even better, so any thoughts you guys may have please let me / Steve know.

    Turning back to the poll, I did not take the poll as a 'BASC gripe' on the contrary I think it is useful and interesting. For those who have said on the poll they have particular issues please let me know what they are.

    I know that as BASC is a very large organisation with such diverse membership we can seem to be a tad aloof maybe at times, but we certainly don't want to! So sorry if it ever comes across as such.

    BASC can only get better and stronger with the help and support of the membership, this means BASC communication effectively to you, and you letting us know your thoughts and feelings, concerns etc.

    I cannot promise we will always be able to please all of you all of the time, but we will certainly do our best to please most of you most of the time. What more can we do?

    Sometimes the copy deadlines for Shooting & Conservation, and the ‘flash to bang’ from copy to design to print means that another story breaks a tad too late to be covered in the mag, so we have to ‘launch’ the news via e-mail or the web, or the general shooting press and follow it up in Shooting & Conservation all be it in a later issue

    Please keep in touch with me either through this forum or directly if you have any questions or concerns , I am here to help.


  7. #7
    Was in BASC, joined SACS, best choice I ever made

    Adiós BASC.... NEVER again

  8. #8
    The biggest worry I have at the moment is the lead ammo issue. The press release from BASC saying they will oppose any further "undue restrictions" and calling for arguments to be "science based" reads more like a politician's campaign promise than a guaratee of a course of action.
    As far as I can see BASC should be completely opposed to ANY further restrictions. Once hunting use of lead has been banned, it will not be long before it is banned for range use as well. What price then your cap and ball revolver, or your black powder cartridge rifle?
    You can't say muntjac without saying, Mmmmmm.

  9. #9
    Thanks for that Harry

    Please understand the press release statement was in reply to Defra announcement of the lead ammunition group – i.e. any decision on lead must NOT be based on knee jerk reactions to subjective opinion but on hard facts.

    As to BASC’s policy on lead, which is supported by all the main shooting organisations and certainly supported by the shooting organisations who are on the Lead Ammunition Group (LAG) is:

    BASC will continue to oppose any unwarranted restrictions on lead shot use.

    Some have questioned why they heard about the Defra LAG in Shooting Times first, and not from BASC in Shooting & Conservation. The LAG is not BASC’s property, its Defra’s and it was up to Defra when and where to announce it , well after Shooting & Conservation had been printed. However, certainly it would have been crass for ANY of the orgnisations involved to have tried to make a ‘scoop’ out of their inclusion on the LAG for their own magazine / newsletters.

    Best wishes


  10. #10
    I don't want to appear inflammatory here, but, B.A.S.C. staff actually WORK for US, they are in effect the workforce & us the MEMBERSHIP are the board, the executive of B.A.S.C do appear to everyone I speak to, aloof, & blind to the fact that if they continue in this fashion eventually they will be out of work, I wonder if they realise how big an arterial bleed of members dropping B.A.S.C. would become, if another insurance based body came along, if only the deerstalkers left B.A.S.C. this would represent a very large hole in income.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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