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BASC has given journalists the facts on shooting sports in the run-up to the start of the grouse shooting season with the launch of an updated, interactive online guide.

A link to ‘Shooting : The Facts for Journalists’ has been sent to every newsroom in the UK.

The comprehensive guide features sections on sporting shooting, sporting firearms, information on licensing, young people, conservation and game as food.

It features a series of infographics, hyperlinks and links to BASC films.

Debbie Collins from BASC said: “We wanted to produce something which would give journalists the facts on shooting at their fingertips. With the pressure of tight deadlines, journalists don’t always have the luxury of time to carry out their research so we hope that by producing a guide they can access anywhere they have internet access, we can provide them quickly and concisely with the information they need on sporting shooting.”

BASC chairman Peter Glenser said: “We work to achieve balanced and accurate reporting on the lawful ownership and use of firearms. We also promote the positive economic, environmental and social aspects of shooting.

“We hope that the updated guide will help inform journalists and, in turn, their audiences.”

The guide can be found here.

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