In preparation for the upcoming shooting season, shooting organization, BASC, has sent a letter to all local newspapers in the UK highlighting the benefits of game shooting, game meat and the conservation work carried out on shoots.
Glynn Evans, BASC’s head of game and gamekeeping, said: “BASC’s game and gamekeeping team provides a wide variety of services. These can range from giving individual help and advice – to actively promoting shooting to the Government, the press and the public.”
“We also produce codes of practice and give practical advice to ensure game shooting is carried out to the highest standards.”
Ian Danby, BASC’s head of biodiversity projects, said: “Good shooting relies on good habitat. Shooting providers create, manage and retain habitat. This benefits not only quarry species but also a huge range of other wildlife. Game shoots can improve their ground in many ways.”
“It’s important for us to get this message out to the wider community, and in contacting local press and the Government, BASC is actively seeking to do this and promote the benefits of shooting as a whole.”