18th April 2019 Northern Shooting Show

BASC membership stand

The BASC membership stand will be on hand throughout the weekend to answer members and non-members questions via their dedicated team. From wildfowling advice to conservation, their Young Shots programme, competitions and information on regional events and courses. You can renew or join BASC throughout the weekend and get a special Northern Shooting Show goodie bag.

All under 16’s who have gained free entry to the show can sign up as a junior member and get a free clay shooting experience at the show.

The BASC stand will also be home to the country sports advocate Sir Johnny Scott, featuring his new book launch. Also see him in the Deerhunter Symposium Area chatting about his life as a countryman. Plus there will be free advice to visitors from Sandhill Game Bird Services, along with the friendly gamekeepers from the North York Moors Moorland Organisation.

 BASC Deer stand

 The BASC deer stand will feature Keith Watson (High seats manufacturer and creator of ‘Game for the Table’), BASC firearms specialists advice, BASC head measuring team, Newton Rigg college deer display, handmade Cumbrian stalking sticks plus the ‘deer rump quiz’

BASC shooting simulator

Opposite the deer stand is the new BASC shooting simulator and this is your opportunity to test yourself against a friend and prove once and for all who is the best shot. Take on driven boar in a snow covered forest or challenging crossing partridge. Or why not enter our shooting challenge competition and become the Northern Shooting Show champion winning a goodie bag and £50 prize (each day)?  £2 to have a go and £5 for the shooting challenge competition.

Taste of Game Kitchen

The award winning ‘Country Cook’ Esther Veerman will be on the BASC deer stand throughout the show offering advice on cooking game and personalised signings of her book ‘From Field and Moor’. There are also lots of opportunities to sample some of her stunning game creations with a number of live cooking demos.


9:30am Venison Bonbons (2 ways).

11am Stalker’s Pie.

12:30pm Wining dish from ‘Game for the Table’ competition.

2pm Species comparison dish.

3:30pm Venison Cutlets with Dark Cherry sauce.


BASC Gundog Scurry in the Gundog Journal Gundog Area

The BASC scurry league will be open from 9am until 4pm daily, open to all gundog breeds (including recognised crosses of those breeds). It’s £2 per run for each scurry although Junior competitors (16 year of age and under) will be entitled to receive one free scurry ticket per individual scurry held at each event. Thereafter additional tickets will be £1 each.

Those placed 1st -3rd in each scurry will receive a certificate, rosette and Sporting Saint voucher as well as points towards the League table, scurries include…

  • Multi Pick Up: A mixture of blind and seen retrieves.
  • Pick & Mix:Dogs must retrieve specified dummies from a number of possible options hidden among brashings.
  • Long Retrieve: A blind and a seen dummy at a distance
  • Obstacle:One seen dummy is thrown at the end of a series of bales and as this is being retrieved a second dummy replaces it unseen. There is also a specific competition on this scurry for Junior Handlers.

The fastest dog across the weekend on the ‘Pick & Mix’ scurry will be awarded the BASC Northern Gundog Cup as well as £100 prize money. We will also have a prize for the Novice Handler who gains the fastest time on the Multi Pick Up with their dog.

BASC Shotgun Coaching

Like to try a new sport?

This is a great opportunity for newcomers to try shooting for the first time with a qualified BASC Shotgun Coach.

Would you benefit from expert tuition?

BASC shotgun coaching is also designed to offer an opportunity for those who already shoot to take advantage of some expert tuition.

Enjoy a lesson from a qualified coach, covering eye dominance, safe gun handling, correct stance, gun fit, gun mount and how to hit a moving target. The fee includes the cost of cartridges, clay targets, eye and ear protection, the loan of a shotgun and a shooting vest.

If you have your own shotgun with you at the fair and are experiencing problems with gun fit then please come and chat with our coaches.

16 year olds and under £10/£15 non – members

Adults £15/£20 non-members

BASC Shotgun Experience

As well as lessons, there will also be an opportunity for beginners and experienced alike to shoot informally with a coach in our new ‘shooting experience’.

Adults £10 for 10 shots.

BASC Shotgun Safe Shot

Although not a competence test, the safe shot assessment was designed with the knowledgeable live quarry shooter in mind and to give an overview to the correct use and management of a shotgun. Since the scheme launch at the CLA Game Fair in 1998, many people have taken the award and proudly wear their bronze safe shot pin on their shooting attire.

To be awarded the safe shot badge you must complete the following;

  • A short multiple-choice question paper on safety
  • An empty gun handling section, including crossing an obstacle
  • Prove that you can load and fire the gun safely at a clay target from a shooting cage

For £20 you can qualify in 20 minutes.

The show takes place on 11th and 12th May and discounted Adult Early Bird tickets are £12 booked in advance. Kids Go Free courtesy of BASC. To reserve your advance tickets, go to