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First BASC Wildlife Fund political reception held in Welsh parliament

The first BASC Wildlife Fund political reception was held in the Senedd this week, highlighting to cross-party MSs the positive impact sustainable shooting has on conservation efforts and connecting people with their environment. The reception aimed to introduce the BASC Wildlife Fund (BWF) to Members of the Senedd (MSs), showcasing the work of shoots, clubs… Read more »

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