Due to the outbreak of COVID 19 and government guidance BASC took the decision to postpone all training courses scheduled up until the end of June 2020. With the restrictions starting to be lifted in different areas of the UK at different rates, we expect courses to start going ahead from the 9th July in England and at later dates in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. All courses will be reviewed on a daily basis and be led by government advice. I would like to thank all our future course participants for being understanding during this difficult period. If your course was postponed or is going to be postponed you will be contacted by a member of staff. The list of current courses are published on the BASC website and are open to booking subject to further government guidance.
Location: The Tunnel Target Sports Centre
This BASC course is designed for the sportsman or woman as part of their ongoing commitment to humane and responsible hunting of wild boar. The training will cover best practice and hunting methods.
Although the course is UK based, it does cover some European practices to help prepare hunters travelling to Europe to hunt wild boar. The training will prepare the candidate to undertake the DMQ wild boar qualification assessments at the end of the course.
If bringing your own rifle, it must be a .270/.30 or 7mm calibre or above. Ammunition should be factory produced (no home loaded ammunition). Rifles will be provided for those who do not own one. You should be able to consistently hit a 4” target at 100 metres and shoot laying down, kneeling and off sticks for the shooting element of the examinations. Wild boar course places are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
The training assessment areas will include: Ecology and social structure, safety and legal liabilities, diseases, shooting techniques, ballistics and calibres, taking the shot, reactions and follow up, shooting accurately at static target, and Humane despatch shot at 10m at static target. More information on assessments can be found at https://www.dmq.org.uk/wild-boar/
Pre course requirements
Current BASC membershipDSC1 blue certificate holder or DSC1 yellow certificate along with the Lantra or NGO Wild Game Meat Hygiene certificate which includes the large game element.
1 1/2 days
BASC Members £185
Accommodation or lunch each day is not included in the cost of the course.
The course fee includes registration with the awarding body.
Should there be insufficient bookings, BASC reserve the right to cancel the course. In the interests of fairness BASC will aim to provide candidates notification of cancellation as soon as possible prior to the advertised start date.
We strongly recommend that fees for any accommodation you book are refundable as BASC will not be responsible for any losses incurred by candidates.
If for any reason you cancel your place on the course then the following scale of charges may apply:-
|Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date)||£25|
|2nd Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date AND in exceptional circumstances)||£50|
|Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the course start date||30% course cost|
|Cancellation less than 8 weeks but more than 4 weeks before the course start date||60% course cost|
|Cancellation less than 4 weeks before the course start date||100% course cost|