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Young Shots – Introduction to Woodpigeon Roost Shooting

Due to the outbreak of COVID 19 and government guidance BASC took the decision to postpone all training courses scheduled up until the end of June 2020. With the restrictions starting to be lifted in different areas of the UK at different rates, we expect courses to start going ahead from the 9th July in England and at later dates in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. All courses will be reviewed on a daily basis and be led by government advice. I would like to thank all our future course participants for being understanding during this difficult period. If your course was postponed or is going to be postponed you will be contacted by a member of staff. The list of current courses are published on the BASC website and are open to booking subject to further government guidance.

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9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Buckminster Estate shoot

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BASC and the Leicestershire Wildfowling Association have joined forces to offer youngsters the chance to learn about Woodpigeon damage and control on this unique day at Buckminster Estate.

The day will involve a session with BASC Shotgun Coaches on gun safety in the field, learning how to prepare and cook pigeon and an evening’s woodpigeon roost shooting under the supervision of mentors from the Leicestershire Wildfowlers Association in the vast woodland on the estate.

Itinerary of the day

09:30 – 10:00 Registration (Buckminster Barn)

10:00 – 10:15 Introductions

10:15 – 11:00 Gun Fit and Gun Safety

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:00 Wood Pigeon Control & Damage

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch (provided)

12:45 – 13:45 Pigeon Preparation, cookery & tasting

13:45 – 14:00 Break

14:00 – 16:30 Roost Shooting

16:30 Onwards Return to Barn.

17:00 Collection by parents

A hot Lunch and warm drinks will be supplied throughout the day

Minimum Age: 12

Cost: Free of charge

*Please note all Young Shots must bring their own shotgun that fits them and they are used to shooting with.

BASC members and non members welcome but they must have a Shotgun certificate.

To reserve a place please call 01283 810 910 or email