The shooting community’s response to the awful film footage of pheasants being dumped into a hole in the ground must be unequivocal.
“We all have a personal responsibility to work hard to normalise shooting in the eyes of a general public”
The mornings are getting colder, the sun glinting on the first light blanket of fog means the shooting season is about to get into full swing. It is an exciting time for all of us fieldsports enthusiasts and especially for me in my first season since becoming CEO of BASC in February.
A year ago I was speaking at a conference in Sheffield about moorland birds, concentrating as you would expect on red grouse. One of the images that I used was from a BASC campaign that proclaimed that grouse shooting was enjoyed by over 40,000 participants.