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A date for your diary.

2019 BBA shoot 15th 16th June 2019

Venue: Longeaton field Archers 

Drop us an email to register your attendance so we have an idea of numbers to,  or

Should be a good weekend, much warmer than last time!



The BBA is pleased to be able to announce that we can offer the below hunt to one lucky winner of a raffle, which will take place in January 2017. BBA members will each recieve one free ticket and additional tickets can be purchased by members or non- members for £20.

This Hunt is the second which has kindly been donated by 
Richard & Diane Deslauriers 



Alberta Bush Adventures

Please visit their website.

A 6-Day Black Bear Hunt for 1 person

For 2017


The hunt consists of 6 days of hunting in the Peace River region of Northwest Alberta. ABA is fortunate to hunt in one of North America’s premier areas for black bears; this is why your license will allow the hunter the opportunity to harvest two (2) bears! This area of mixed farmland and wilderness promotes large black bears, as well as, cinnamon, chocolate & blond color phase bears.


Accommodations during the hunt will be a log cabin located near our home, Transportation during the hunt will be by ATV & 4x4 truck.


The hunt can be conducted in spring or early to mid September. In September you can also combine with four (4) days of waterfowl hunting for an additional $1,200


Hunter is responsible for the cost of their license (Bears $260 & Waterfowl $100) and transportation to and from the Peace River region of Northwestern Alberta.


Additional hunters are welcome at $4,200 each (maximum 4 people) and

non-hunters are welcome at $150 per day  (maximum 2 people).  A better rate is available based on three (3) additional people.




Donation Value $4,200 usd



BBA shoot 2016

The BBA 2016 shoot is upon us and its now time to get numbers and names on a list. This years shoot will be held at Long Eaton field archers Course. There is no post code for the venue but there is a Tesco very close to both the course and the camping area at LE651TE. There is camping available @£5 per night and the cost of the shoot is £15 per day. Also included in your £15 is Lunch and evening meal on Saturday and just lunch on the Sunday. Breakfast will be available at the course but this is not included in the price but will be very reasonably priced. 
If you  wish to attend  email BBA stating how many days you wish to shoot and if your camping or not. The shoot starts at 0930 on Saturday 2nd June, final details will come in the confirmation email sent once you have emailed your requirements.

BBA Shoot 2015

The date is 17th and 18th of October at Border Archery. Anyone wishing to take part please make yourself known and register With Ann at Border Archery by
There are a few of us camping at a small camp site near to Border and there are plenty of B&B's around the local area as well as caravan sites everywhere. So please make yourself known and let us know if you wish to camp so we can sort numbers out

Another great opportunity to meet new and Old friends around a campfire, not to mention a little friendly rivalry!

CLA Gamefair  
Stand number  R0627
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Friday 18th- Sunday 20th July

The BBA will again be present at one of Europes largest Country Fairs.
If you think you would like to help out on stand please get in touch.


CLA Gamefair  

Good company, great weather and a good stand location made for a busy and we think successful event, thanks to those who helped out and members who popped in to say hello, and a special thanks to      'Y&R Guides', for donating the free hunt!!




Venue and dates have now been set!

Lets make this one to remember. A great opportunity for some friendly rivalry and to catch up with old friends and new around the campfire.

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On Saturday and Sunday 18/19 August 2012, the BBA hosted an event near the village of Commondale deep in the North Yorkshire Moors. The aim of the weekend was primarily to provide an opportunity for members of the BBA to meet up, have a chat and swap experiences.  It was also an opportunity for non-members to get an idea of what the BBA is all about.  Individual members of the BBA also put on some demonstrations of hunting/outdoors related topics.    

Despite a relatively slow start to the weekend due to the distances some of those attending had to travel, by Saturday afternoon we had gathered around 20 members and supporters at the venue.  After a very long brunch courtesy of Dave Bailey's friends, family and colleagues (who are all butchers with a surplus of seems) and some unfortunate but very tender roadkill,  Saturday afternoon was spent tackling a challenging and well thought-out 3D course courtesy of our hosts Wild Geese Field Archers.  Later during the afternoon over a fire-side chat, our Chairman Andy gave us all a BBA update and an introduction to our non-members.  We then watched Andy give us a demonstration of how to set-up and use a portable tree stand, followed by the opportunity to use the stand ourselves against selected 3D targets.  

2 hammocks, 4 tents and a hut later, it was Sunday.  Over an early breakfast we were joined by membership secretary Phil Hey who had driven across the country from work earlier during morning.  Following another few hours shooting the 3D course the weather took a temporary turn for the worse and we retired to the comforts of the Wild Geese club house.  Steve Johnson then provided us all with an insight and demonstration about haemorrhage control as part of Wilderness First Aid, and also some improvised navigation techniques.  The remainder of the afternoon was spent swapping contact details and signing membership application forms.  

The BBA would like to thank Caroline, the local landowner and her tenants Wild Geese Field Archers for providing the venue for this first BBA annual event.  Without their cooperation this event would not have been possible.  Also a big thank you to our BBA members and supporters, many of whom came a long way to attend the event.  Without your commitment the event would not have been possible either. Finally, a big thank you to the many other members and supporters of the BBA, who for a whole host of reasons, were unable to attend the event this year.  Thank you for your continued support and hopefully we'll see you next year. 


 For all further details and enquiries please contact the BBA at the email address provided below: