simulatorBASC will highlight the role of snaring from its stand at this year’s Royal Welsh Agricultural Show.

Examples of snares which comply with the Welsh government’s code of practice will be on display while members of the association’s game and deer management department will be on hand to answer questions on their use. Copies of the code will be available for visitors to take away.

Alex Farrell, a BASC game and gamekeeping officer, said: “The show is a chance to debunk some of the myths around snare use that are particularly prevalent among extremist anti-shooting groups.”

BASC’s popular ST-2 Shooting Simulator – the most realistic on the market – will also be in action, offering new and experienced shooters the chance to test their skills or have a lesson from one of BASC’s qualified coaches.

BASC members will be able to have a free session upon producing their membership card or a full coaching session for £5. Non-members may also try the simulator for £3, or enjoy a full coaching session for £7.

Duncan Greaves, a BASC council member and the chair of BASC’s Wales committee, said: “Shooting influences the management of around 380,000 hectares of land in Wales and at least 76,000 people in the country shoot live quarry, clay pigeons or targets. The Royal Welsh gives us a platform to showcase the work that we do in Wales and highlight the importance of shooting to the countryside in Wales and the people of Wales.”

This year’s show takes place from July 18-21 at the Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys.


Garry Doolan

Garry Doolan is BASC’s deputy director of communications and public affairs. He has more than 20 years experience of journalism and the media. He joined the organisation in 2016 and is a keen shooter and beater, with his springer spaniel Quincy.

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