NRW, a body that oversees public estates in Wales, had discarded the responses to a consultation that overwhelmingly said shooting should continue with proper regulation; an 11th-hour intervention from Welsh environment minister Hannah Blythyn resulted in a u-turn and the ban was announced.
Now, the three shooting bodies have have issued proceedings seeking permission from the High Court to bring a Judicial Review against NRW’s decision.
A spokesperson for the three organisations said: “We felt duty-bound to unite and take a stand against something that we feel is fundamentally wrong.
“We are challenging an outcome which appears to run contrary to the evidence from NRW’s consultation process and their legal obligations.”
Meanwhile, around 10,000 people have visited BASC’s dedicated webpage to help challenge the ban.
If you haven’t already done so, whether or not you are affected personally, all shooters are encouraged to make their views known at: www.basc.org.uk/nrw