SPORTING ASSOCIATIONS AT NI COUNTRYSPORTS FAIR 2017

BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR SHOOTING & CONSERVATION

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The British Association for Shooting & Conservation (BASC) has had a long relationship with the Northern Ireland Countryside Festival. BASC Northern Ireland Director, Tommy Mayne and his team members are very much looking forward to attending the NI Countrysports Fair in 2017.  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 courses.


CONSULTATION ON ONLINE FIREARMS LICENSING

BASC has launched a consultation on Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) plans to move to an entirely online firearms licensing system.

The UK’s largest shooting organisation is asking firearm certificate holders for their views on PSNI proposals to remove the paper-based application system.  BASC’s ‘Northern Ireland Licensing Survey’ is anonymous, should take less than two minutes to complete and information provided will be treated in strictest confidence. Its findings will be used to provide an evidence-based response to the PSNI.

They would like the views of those who shoot so that they have the evidence to enable them to deliver a full and balanced response to the changes PSNI plan to implement.

For more information on the consultation or to complete the survey during the event, please visit the BASC stand at the show.


NORTH / SOUTH PERPETUAL SHIELD CHALLENGE

BASC will also be holding its annual North / South Gundog Challenge, with the winning team receiving the perpetual shield.


COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE

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Countryside Alliance’s vision is of a vital, working and thriving countryside for the benefit of the whole nation with the Association being champion of the countryside and rural communities.

CAI will again have a significant presence at the NI Countrysports Fair this year, with a marquee adjacent to the event’s Main Arena.  The Countryside Alliance stand will also have the following exhibitors in their marquee: British Deer Society NI, the Irish Trophy Commission, Sunnyland Beagles, PSNI FEB and PSNI WLO (Sunday only).

Members are welcome to call in and have a chat with their staff who will be at hand each day at the show.


SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR COUNTRY SPORTS

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The Scottish Association for Country Sports (SACS) has been involved with the NI Countrysports Fair for well over a decade and has designated the fair as its Membership Event for Northern Ireland.

The association’s work in Northern Ireland extends to the major areas of country sports in the Province where it is represented on the main Governmental bodies.

Members of the SACS team will be on hand to provide membership information at the show and to meet with existing members to discuss particular needs associated with country sports in Northern Ireland.