Try game meat

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October 1 was the first day of the pheasant shooting season.

As the season gets underway, there will be plenty of affordable, locally-sourced and delicious game meat available.

The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), works all year round to encourage people to try game meat.

It is healthy, highly nutritious and, above all, delicious.

Shoot providers spend almost £250million a year on conservation.

Shooting is involved in the management of two-thirds of the UK’s rural land area.

People who shoot spend 3.9million work days on conservation every year – the equivalent of 16,000 full-time jobs.

Try a tasty pheasant casserole or ask your butcher about venison.

For more information and some easy game recipes, visit

Debbie Collins,

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation,