A training day was held by BASC Scotland earlier this month, targeted at professional pest controllers looking to improve their skill and safety measures.
Airgunning continues to play a huge role in managing pest species, and therefore BASC Scotland is keen to offer airgunners the vital training they need to take their pest control to the next level. The training day included presentations, a written exam and a shooting test.
Kenny Willmitt, BASC-accredited airgun coach, said: “Pest controllers have to use airguns in a wide variety of situations and safety and skill are paramount. We train them to be able to identify safety risks and to be able to use airguns quickly and humanely.”
Alan Balfour, BASC Council Member, said: “Airguns are used safely and effectively across Scotland every day. Professional pest controllers in particular are ambassadors for airgun shooting and it is vital that they display to the public the highest of standards. BASC provides best practice guidance on airgun shooting and pest and predator control for users to ensure that these high standards are maintained.”