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BASC: New ladies' shooting group in Cornwall

A new ladies’ shooting group for Cornwall is being set up to help women take up shooting and improve their shooting skills.

Monthly training days will be arranged at various clay pigeon shooting grounds in Cornwall. The group will meet and learn various shooting techniques from the coaches and then enjoy lunch together at a nearby pub. 

The new group is being promoted by Country Sports South West, which aims to position the region as a number one destination for country sports.  The group will also be affiliated to the British Association for Shooting and Conservation where group members will receive benefits such as shooting insurance plus a range of training and activity days.
Annette Cole, senior manager of Country Sports South West, said: “Two similar groups have already been set up in Devon & Somerset and the Cotswolds and Wiltshire area and are quickly growing in numbers as more and more women hear about them. A lot of women have thought about taking up shooting and this group gives them the opportunity.”
“We welcome all shooting abilities, whether you just want to have a go or want to improve your skills. It’s great fun and a great way to socialise and we are delighted to be associated with this initiative.”

Group member shooting fees are negotiated with the clubs and members can either use their own gun or one of the shooting school’s guns. Cartridges are usually included within the coaching price.

For more information and to join the group, contact Annette Cole on annette.cole@countrysportssouthwest.co.uk, call 01823 480 938 or visit www.countrysportssouthwest.co.uk

For media information contact Liz Parsons, Country Sports South West marketing & PR officer, on 07585 967452 / 01823 480 938 or email liz.parsons@basc.org.uk 

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Country Sports South West
Country Sports South West is one of six regional projects in the Sustainable Rural Tourism programme and part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2007-2013: Europe investing in rural areas. In England, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2007-2013 is delivered by DEFRA. It is an important part of the Common Agricultural Policy and helps create genuinely sustainable farming, forestry and food sectors, whilst bringing wider benefits for the economy, the environment and rural communities. It is the European Union's major investment route for protecting and enhancing the environment while securing a range of public benefits for society. DEFRA is the managing authority.

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) 
BASC is the UK's largest shooting organisation. It provides a public voice for shooting and conservation and works with all political parties to achieve balanced representation. BASC works with the Regional Development Agency to implement sustainable habitat and wildlife management in accordance with the Rural Development Programme for England and campaigns on issues affecting shooting and conservation across the UK. We defend private firearms ownership and use, promote habitat and sustainable quarry population management and encourage access to shooting and best practice in the field. BASC South West has a dedicated education programme to ensure our new and Young Shot members receive a comprehensive grounding before entering the shooting field.

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