About the Author
John Batley has been shooting since the early 1950s and in 1984 he became a professional pigeon shooter and guide. He is the pigeon shooting correspondent for Shooting Times and founder member of the BASC woodpigeon working party, the Director of the Gun Trade Association and Secretary of the Shooting Sports Trust. Latterly John has been much involved with the issue of firearms legislation although he continues to pursue his passion for woodpigeon. He is married with two children and lives in Herefordshire.