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Senedd committee urged to review shooting’s important contribution

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has responded to the Senedd Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee consultation, asking for an enquiry to be undertaken into the contribution shooting makes to the Welsh economy.   BASC has asked that the enquiry also considers the Welsh Government’s policy towards shooting, following recent correspondence from… Read more »

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