Having read many posts in BASC's introduction to SD about freeloading dose the membership not feel that it is wrong for the Vice President of BASC to be a consultant to the countryside Alliance, which is in direct competition with BASC, this seems potentially to be a conflict of interests to me?
Please no BASC bashes this is a question not a bandwagon to get on!
Counsellor | UK
Graham Downing is a lifelong field sportsman. A keen rough-shooter since his early teens, he is both an active game shooter and a passionate wildfowler and deer stalker. Graham hunts waterfowl throughout Britain and manages muntjac, fallow and roe deer in the East of England, travelling to Scotland to stalk red deer on the hill.
A Vice President of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, an officer of the British Shooting Sports Council and Shooting Consultant to the Countryside Alliance, he has been involved with the representation of shooting sports in the UK for nearly 30 years. He writes regularly for The Field, Shooting Times and other shooting magazines, is editor of the British Deer Society’s journal, Deer and has written a number of books on shooting and deer stalking.
Graham is married with three children and lives on his own small farm in Suffolk which he manages for wildlife and conservation.