We have had reports from the police of cases where FAC and SGC holders have lapsed into unlawful possession, either through forgetting to renew, or through moving house and forgetting to advise the police. Not only does this place the certificate holder in illegal possession of firearms, but ties up police time chasing up and even tracing them. This is unhelpful to the shooting community as a whole, as well as your Society. The Police's time is better spent dealing with grants, renewals and variations.
Please ensure you do not fall into this situation! If you have questions or concerns we are here to help.
Screening work for CWD in wild deer in Norway from this year’s hunting season is now completed, with 6000 animals tested from all over the country, including 2000 red deer.
Read more about CWD 13.12.16
The 2016 Survey is ongoing and we would welcome your participation. Data is collected from a variety of sources and can be input online.
To participate go to www.bdsdeersurvey.org.uk
Read the comments on this report from John Bruce Chairman BDS Scottish CouncilView News Archive