Try a taste of game

October 1st is the official start of the pheasant shooting season. As the season gets underway, there will be plenty of affordable, locally-sourced and tasty game meat available. Game meat is healthy, sustainable and highly nutritious and has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. So why don’t you give game a go? Try a tasty pheasant casserole or ask your butcher about venison. The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), works year round to encourage people to try game meat. Shoot providers spend £250 million a year on conservation and shooting is involved in the management of two thirds of the rural land area. People who shoot put in 2.7 million work days on conservation projects each year. Sales of game meat were expected to reach £84 million last year. For more information and some easy game recipes visit

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