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Note to editors: 'Glorious Twelfth'

The Glorious Twelfth, the traditional start of the grouse shooting season, falls on a Sunday this year so there will be no shooting until at least August 13th*.

Ahead of the start of the season, the UK's largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), has industry-leading experts available for comment.

BASC has produced an interactive, online guide to shooting sports.

You can find it here: https://basc.org.uk/media-centre/shooting-the-facts-for-journalists/

The aim of the guide is to give journalists the facts on shooting sports.

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.

Phone 01244 573007 or email press@basc.org.uk to secure an interview.

A press release on the prospects for the coming season can be found here: http://bit.ly/2LWy6Wu

* The Game Act 1831 prohibits game shooting on a Sunday and on Christmas Day in England and Wales.

This law does not apply in Scotland, traditionally game birds are not shot on a Sunday.


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