Keen Young Shots

How did you start shooting? Teaching youngsters the basics of good shooting is crucial to the well-being, survival and reputation of the sport.

We’ve written about the best choice for a first gun, how to find a good shooting instructor, where youngsters can shoot and shooting competitions and schools that focus on young Shots.

Easter holiday activities for Young Shots

Looking for Easter holiday activities for Young Shots?

Young Guns in the making and those keen to improve their skills will jump at the chance to spend some of the holidays at The Royal Berkshire Shooting School on a Young Shots workshop. Designed for youngsters aged 10-18 years old, the courses give a solid and comprehensive introduction to…

Scout learning to shoot

7000 Scouts and Guides try shotgun shooting at Jamboree

It’s proving a wonderful opportunity for potential Young Guns to experience the sport at first hand, safely and with top instruction. Following an approach from the organisers of the Jamboree, the British Association for Shooting & Conservation (BASC) sent a team of coaches to run an ‘Introduction to Shotgun Shooting’…

Young Shots in Action

Summer holiday shooting for Young Shots

Various shooting grounds across the country are hosting Young Shots days to get young people involved in shooting during the summer holidays. Purdey Young Shots course at West London Shooting School (12 July) or West Oxfordshire Shooting School (11 July). The Purdey Young Shots course for 10-17 year olds provides…

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When boys become Guns

The first steps into the shooting world are often some of the most difficult to take. For young people in particular the prospect can seem as daunting as it is exciting, but it is essential that they are welcomed in to the sport if gameshooting is to flourish and thrive.…

Young Shot wins car at The Schools Challenge

Young Shot wins first car at The Schools Challenge

On Saturday 12th December, The Schools Challenge, the nation’s largest young shots organisation, celebrated its 10th anniversary with a clayshooting contest at The Oxford Gun Company. The overall winner Tom Scott, aged just 16, is now the proud owner of his first car, courtesy of Stratstone. Runners up were for…

Keen Young Shots

Young shots on their first partridge and duck shoot

Earlier this season, I joined a team of Young Shots as they had a day of driven duck and partridge shooting on a farm shoot in Lancashire. The day was kindly donated to BASC by the farmers that run the shoot on their land. These days work well as a transition from clays to game and,…

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Teaching young Shots – six tips for getting started

I started shooting at the age of eight. I’m lucky to come from a farming background, so there were opportunities to be involved in and around shooting from an early age. I followed my father’s lead and learned as many aspects as I could, whether tagging along with keepers, going beating,…

Too young to shoot

As the media continues in its condemnation of young Shots, Will Finch argues that shooting from an early age has a positive effect on young people