There's a right row brewing between BASC and the other shooting organisations, and no mistake.
It's all over the consultation on DEFRA's draft Code of Practice for the Welfare of Game Birds.
The GFA, NGO, GWCT, CLA, CA and NFU are all backing 'Option 2' which calls for all 'raised units' to be enriched, and would ban barren cages.
BASC is backing 'Option 3' of banning cages full stop - placing it in the same camp as rabid anti-shooting organisations Animal Aid and the League Against Cruel Sports.
It's not the first time I've seen BASC taking a counter-intuitive line like this. I do wonder whether they have some vision of shooting's longer-term future that they haven't got round to sharing with the rest of us?
UPDATE: There's a heated discussion going on at the Pigeon Watch forums here...