I have just received BASC magazine Shooting and Conservation, after a quick glance through it, I started to peruse it in depth got as far as page 10 voice of shooting ,only to read the Improve your shooting was all in England and mainly in the South of England .
The deer stalking level 1 courses were all in England bar 1 which was in Wales . WHY i asked myself.
Scotland has the biggest area out of all the Regional Centers in the UK it also has the most staff working within it 5 staff,it has two pages in the magazine ,the courses run are mainly young shots most of them are run on the Eastern side of Scotland with the exception of one which is in Wigtown .
I have spoken to the editor of the magazine he also puzzled by this, I had to ask the question is it actually the British association or English association ,I'm puzzled by this by this I mean ,the amount of hunting shooting and fishing ,that takes place in Scotland seems to be under represented by the BASC in Scotland, where as the English regional offices with only 3 staff can turn out various courses for it members .
Further to that a large amount of the members on this site all stalk and shoot in Scotland bringing there hard errand cash to Scotland's revenue which in my eyes is totally under represented by BASC courses ,whither if the courses were to be brought to Scotland, would actually be subscribe to would be another thing .
Which brings me to Griff's heading on a passed posting of BASC and getting the message across .
You cannot get the massage across if you cannot bring the like of these courses to the whole country, training will at some stage become compulsory in the UK, I for one find education and training a requirement, if and when you are handling weapons there isn't any one of us thats been born with weapon in our hands, most people have been shown by someone what the script is, training its call no matter how or who shows you its still training , the like of the level one courses are a industry standard which show the minimum standard required for handling carcasses also the minimum requirement for shooting practices .
So you tell me are you being properly represented by the BASC in your area .