William Powell Country



The British Association for Shooting and Conservation. Our mission is to promote and protect sporting shooting and the well-being of the countryside throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. We represent our members' interests by providing a voice for sporting shooting which includes wildfowling, game, and rough shooting, deer stalking, target shooting and air gunning, pigeon shooting and pest control, gun dogs, promoting practical habitat conservation, training and the setting of standards and undertaking appropriate research.

  1. New gundog insurance package launched for BASC members…


    A new comprehensive insurance policy for working gundogs and family pets has been added to the wide range of benefits available to BASC members. The package offers a unique range of cover and optional benefits which can be tailored to Read the Rest…

  2. How to: Win a Dream Gun Worth Up To £11,950

    How To

    BASC Winter Gundraw 2013/14 Win a dream gun worth up to £11,950 Your chance to win a magnificent hand-built gun personally fitted from the famous gunmakers William Powell. The winner can choose from either the Zenith side-by-side or the Pegasus Read the Rest…

  3. How to Pluck and Gut a Pigeon

    How To

    Yet another incredibly informative video from our friends over at BASC, this time ‘How to Pluck and Gut a Pigeon’

  4. A Casserole of Pigeons with Red Cabbage

    At Home

    Ingredients    Marinade 2 pigeons 1½ gills of dry white wine Salt and pepper 1 chopped raw carrot 2 oz belly pork 1 chopped raw onion ½ oz butter bouquet garni Flour 4 tablespoons brandy 1 clove garlic Method Salt and Read the Rest…

  5. BASC Midlands Xmas Roadshow

    Rural Matters

    BASC Midlands Xmas Roadshow BASC Midlands will host a Christmas roadshow at the Springfield Events Centre, Camelgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire, on Sunday 16th December. Stands will include countryside trade stands, sporting goods, clothing and accessories, crafts, books, ferreting and stick-making stalls. Read the Rest…

  6. BASC Responds to Royal Mail Proposal


    Few of those in our field could have failed to notice the Post Office’s recent consultation on the carriage of firearms, which threatened to put a major barrier in the way of shooters across the UK. (In fact, perhaps the Read the Rest…

  7. Young Shots


    With the Olympics on us, the idea of ‘sporting legacy’ is high in the nation’s consciousness, and for shooting sports of all descriptions, the need to engage young people has never been greater. For BASC, which has long worked to Read the Rest…