BASC South West held a Young Shots introductory day in association with Blackmore Vale Shooting & Conservation Society on 24 June.

The event, which is held every two years at Hartgrove Farm, near Shaftesbury, is a great introduction to the world of shooting and country sports.

Young people aged eight to 16 enjoyed the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities including clay and air rifle shooting under the supervision of BASC-accredited coaches.

They also learnt about hide building and pigeon decoying, pigeon prep & cooking and got the chance to go on a conservation walk.

David Gervers, Director BASC South West England, said: “Our Young Shots days offer an excellent opportunity to try something new in a safe and supervised environment.

“No previous experience is needed as our coaches and volunteers are experts at helping all newcomers to country sports.”

For information about forthcoming Young Shot events call BASC SW on 01884 260 910.