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Easy guide: 429: Shooting sports

This briefing summarises a report published by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, the Countryside Alliance and the Country Land and Business Association, supported by the Game Conservancy Trust. The focus of the study is live quarry shooting which is defined as the pursuit of those species of birds and mammals which can be legally shot during the appropriate seasons for pest control or to provide food

Year of Publication2006

Shooting is a growing sport which provides the opportunity for people to enjoy the countryside, conserves the landscape and biodiversity and helps to provide rural jobs especially in the winter months when other work may be scarce. In the UK today 480,000 people shoot live quarry and they spend £2 billion each year on goods and services. Shoot providers spend 2.7 million work days worth £250 million on conservation – the equivalent of 12,000 full-time jobs.

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