Peter promotes National Shooting Week

High hopes: Adrian Blackmore, Peter Wilson, Kate Hoey, Barney White-Spunner and David Taylor

High hopes: Adrian Blackmore, Peter Wilson, Kate Hoey,
Barney White-Spunner and David Taylor

The Countryside Alliance’s National Shooting Week was opened by Olympic Double Trap gold medallist Peter Wilson and Defra minister Richard Benyon.

Marking its seventh year, National Shooting Week seeks to improve participation in shooting sports by encouraging shooting grounds throughout the UK to run special promotions aimed at first time shooters.

Shooting bodies such as Disabled Shooting, the NRA and the CPSA were in attendance, as well as shooting ground and club representatives.

Richard Benyon MP spoke of the importance of National Shooting Week and the value of shooting to communities, biodiversity and the economy, assuring attendees that the government acknowledges and appreciates the work that shooting and the shooting community do for the UK as a whole.

Peter Wilson contributed, saying: “Shooting is the most incredible sport. It teaches safety, responsibility and really good values. It does a lot of good for children, whether they are in a city or in the darkest countryside. It’s a wonderful life discipline.”

National Shooting Week starts on 25 May, so if you help run a clay shooting ground or club, get involved and boost your turnout for the summer ahead.

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One comment on “Peter promotes National Shooting Week
  1. liz jones says:

    Promote shooting without the use of pheasants as live targets- disgusted to hear of Adrian Blackmore’s complaint to Brittany Ferries decision to stop the transport of day old pheasant chicks due to the companies (and many animal rights activists) ethical and moral principles. Pointless wastes of lives, the countryside alliance should be fighting for nature not killing it for ‘sport’

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