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BASC booklet to help people get involved with wildfowling.

A BASC booklet, which will provide people with all the information they need to try wildfowling, has been launched this week.

The Wildlife Permit Scheme booklet is designed for shooters who have never been wildfowling as well as the experienced 'fowler who wants to shoot in a new area.

The booklet provides a basic introduction to the sport and information on where you can obtain wildfowling permits throughout the UK. From Cornwall to Cromarty, there are 36 sites where wildfowling is available from BASC affiliated clubs, local authorities and other organisations. If you would like to try wildfowling for the first time, or in a new area, then the booklet will give you the necessary information including contact details for individual representatives of the relevant organisations.

There are also informative sections on wildfowling and the law, fieldcraft, the legal restrictions on lead shot and the various alternatives to lead shot available on the market and a section containing a quarry guide and the BASC wildfowling code of practice.

BASC wildfowling officer, Mark Greenhough, said: "Wildfowling is the most exhilarating experience that shooting has to offer. Hunting wild birds in a natural environment is the very essence of the sport. For that reason, I would urge anyone to try wildfowling - I am sure that you will enjoy the experience. I would like to thank all of the participating clubs for their continued support."

To obtain your copy of the 2007-2008 Wildfowling Permit Scheme booklet, please call BASC's wildfowling department on 01244 573024

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For more information please call the BASC press office on 01244 573031

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