BASC chairman welcomes influx of women to shooting sports

BASC chairman Peter Glenser has welcomed the influx of women into shooting sports as the game shooting season comes to a close.

He said: “I have previously said we are in a golden age of shooting, and I am heartened to see so many new people, especially women, picking up a gun for the first time.”

BASC now has almost 10,000 women members and has been catering further for the upsurge in women shooters in recent years. Home Office figures revealed last year that 5.5 per cent of certificate holders overall were female. That equates to 32,412.

The association recently launched an online hub to bring together all aspects of ladies’ shooting. Follow @BascLadies on Twitter for more information.

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