Game birds join together to prove that shooting is a sport for the girls as well
Women who enjoy shooting are joining forces across the South West.
The Dorset ladies shooting group – who call themselves Dorset Game Birds – have become the latest to link up with four other lady gun groups in the region.
Ladies shooting groups in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, the Cotswolds and Wiltshire have all been running for approximately three years. Dorset Game Birds was formed in 2006.
Organisers of the regional group said they were delighted to welcome the Dorset Game Birds into the fold.
All five groups work to promote shooting by making it more accessible to women.
Sarah Morris, chair of the Dorset Game Birds said: "Dorset Game Birds aim to provide a safe, supportive and friendly entrance into the world of shooting for Dorset ladies.
"By working with the other South West county groups we will continue to encourage more ladies to take up the sport of shooting and provide more opportunities to shoot throughout the year."
There has been a rise in the number of lady members' in all regions over the past three years and all five groups are listed on the Country Sports South West website with details of their practice sessions along with competition and social dates.
Annette Cole, senior manager, Country Sports South West said: "We're delighted to be working with Dorset Game Birds and it's brilliant to see the continual growth in the number of ladies who actively shoot across the South West region.
"Country Sports South West positively encourages ladies who shoot to join their county members group wherever possible.
"Groups provide support, but most importantly they offer the opportunity to learn good shooting practice through BASC approved coaches."
For more information about the Dorset Game Birds contact Sarah at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about ladies shooting groups in the south west or the Country Sports South West project contact Annette Cole on email@example.com, call 01823 480 938 or visit www.countrysportssouthwest.co.uk