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34 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
EP 27: Tales from the Antiques Roadshow: Bill Harriman talks 30 years of appearances
BASC’s Bill Harriman talks to Tom about his love of antique firearms and his best anecdotes from 30 years’ worth of appearances on Antiques Roadshow.
42 minutes | Aug 31, 2022
EP 26: Season openers – Tom discusses the start of the game seasons.
Tom discusses the start of the game seasons and attends a BASC shoot visit to understand more about the work underway across the regions.
44 minutes | Jul 31, 2022
EP 25: The future of shooing and introducing new audiences into the sport.
Tom explores how to encourage the next era of shooters into the fold, with GB Olympic Trap shooter Georgina Roberts and two-times English 10-meter Air Rifle Champion, Ruth Mwandumba.
33 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
EP 24: BASC experts, volunteers and members discuss the proposed restrictions on lead ammunition.
Tom visits a BASC range day at the National Shooting Centre at Bisley to discuss the future of lead ammunition with experts, volunteers and members.
35 minutes | May 31, 2022
EP 23: Trophy hunting – Community leaders raise their concerns around anti-hunting legislation.
This episode delves into the political aspects of trophy hunting in Southern Africa, talking to community leaders in Namibia and Botswana on how UK and European legislation could undermine communities and conservation efforts in their countries.
31 minutes | Apr 30, 2022
EP 22: The Moorland Chorus - Join Tom in learning about the therapeutic benefits of birdsong.
This episode sees Tom undertake a series of audio recordings with the Calderdale Moorland Group as part of a new BASC campaign to bring the well-documented therapeutic benefits of birdsong indoors.
41 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Ep 21: An Eat Game Awards special, featuring interviews with Adam Henson, Scott Rea, Chef Pascal and many more.
In this episode Tom ventures to the Eat Game Awards ceremony to celebrate and hear from the champions of wild game across the UK. Tom talks game with Adam Henson, Scott Rea, Chef Pascal and many more.
36 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Ep 20: The latest news on lead shot, Peak District mountain hares and gamekeeping courses.
Tom discusses the latest news regarding the transition away from lead shot, the significant population of mountain hares in the Peak District and the future of our vital gamekeeping courses.
33 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
EP 19: Introduction to wildfowling with Chichester Wildfowlers Association
Tom joins a Young Shot event hosted by the Chichester Wildfowlers Association and BASC, to witness first-hand the resources being provided to the next generation of shooters.
31 minutes | Jan 1, 2022
EP 18: BASC’s best bits – listen to our review of 2021
Tom and BASC’s Dr Conor O’Gorman review 2021, discussing the organisation’s successes from overcoming Covid restrictions, to multiple legal victories.
35 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
EP 17: Tom discusses firearms licensing with Deputy Chief Constable Dave Orford.
This latest episode sees Tom interview Deputy Chief Constable Dave Orford on the topic of firearms licensing and BASC’s working relationship with the police.
25 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
EP 16: Deer stalking special – Tom tries his luck on an end of season roe buck
Tom heads out on a deer stalk in Hampshire with Martin Edwards, BASC’s head of deer management, to learn more about managing deer and BASC’s work on the subject.
43 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
EP 15: The poaching episode – Tom talks to the police and BASC about the actions being taken to tackle poaching.
In this latest episode of the BASC podcast, Tom speaks to two serving police officers and BASC’s Glynn Evans about the actions being taken to tackle the rural blight that is poaching.
29 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
EP 14: Firearms licensing special and preparing for the start of the game season
Tom discusses the topic of firearms licensing in the wake of the tragic Plymouth shooting and looks towards the start of the pheasant shooting season with part-time gamekeeper John Parker.
35 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
EP 13: Aim to Sustain - Shooting and rural organisations launch new partnership
In this episode, Tom goes behind the scenes at The Game Fair to hear more about the new shooting partnership 'Aim to Sustain'.
36 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
EP 12: Tom introduces BASC’s new head of firearms, Martin Parker, and discusses the fall out from the latest parliamentary grouse debate.
Episode 12 sees Martin Parker discuss his new and exciting role as head of firearms at BASC. Tom and Martin discuss the importance of consistency across the 43 licensing departments in England and Wales. Also in this episode, BASC’s uplands officer Gareth Dockerty provides a debrief on the recent Westminster Hall debate on banning driven grouse shooting.
35 minutes | May 31, 2021
EP 11: Discussions include the latest in animal welfare reform, species reintroduction and what could a national deer management strategy look like?
Tom is joined by BASC's Head of Policy and Campaigns, Conor O'Gorman to cover the big discussion points from the last few weeks, many of which will have a direct impact on shooting and conservation. Topics include the latest in animal welfare reform, species reintroduction, the government's bold woodland plantation scheme and what could a national deer management strategy look like?Episode timeline: Animal Welfare - 1:36Trophy hunting - 11:49England Trees Action Plan 19:07Species reintroduction - 24:00The England Peat Action Plan - 27:39Game Bird release - 29:19
37 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
EP 10: Foraging Special – Tom discusses our wild food wonders and pays respect to BASC’s Patron HRH Prince Philip.
Ep 10 sees Tom go foraging with wild food expert Nick Weston at his Sussex headquarters. In addition, BASC’s Bill Harriman joins Tom to pay respect to long term BASC Patron HRH Prince Philip.
35 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
EP 9: Buck fever - Tom talks the roe buck season and Game Fair highlights
As well as the usual news and views, Episode 9 sees Tom discuss the venison market and roe buck season. We also hear from the Game Fair about this year’s plans and how BASC members receive complimentary tickets.
42 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
EP 8: Could you do more for conservation? Listen to Tom discuss a variety of BASC projects that people can get involved with.
Episode 8 looks at a variety of BASC projects that are centred on conservation. From an update on our osprey project, volunteering with the BTO, to making mallard nesting tubes. Talking to project leaders, Tom asks how the shooting community can get involved and help boost shooting’s conservation credits.
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