One-Day Introduction to Game Shooting Course

Join Farlows and Outside Days at a Stockbridge, Hampshire estate this summer for a day's introduction to game shooting course.

Driven game shooting is an accessible sport, giving a unique entry point to the countryside for many thousands of people each year. Outside Days and Farlows have collaborated in the design of a course to give insight and knowledge into a sport that is at once traditional and increasingly popular.

This relaxed and sociable course is designed to explain the rules, practice and etiquette of driven shooting. At the same time, you will see a side of the sport that many experienced shots won’t have seen, with a unique opportunity to explore the underbelly of a noted Hampshire sporting estate and get up close and personal with the gamekeeper.

Driven shooting is a sport that provides enormous benefits to the environment as well as making a real and valuable contribution to the rural economy, a hidden side our behind-the-scenes shoot visit will reveal.

Give us a day and we’ll give you the skills to confidently accept shooting invitations, secure in the knowledge you'll be a welcome guest on any peg and a credit to your host.

Course date - Friday 14th July 2017

Game Shooting Course Details

Simulated GameMorning Course Session

  • While you’re not there: Shoot life from February to September.
  • How to give and receive: The art of the invite and reading between the lines.
  • Packing your car: What you need for your day.
  • Sartorial expression and sporting attire: What to wear, when and why.
  • Should I take my dog?
  • Safety first.
  • Is it my bird?

Behind the scenes shoot visit on a noted Hampshire sporting estate.

  • The architecture of a release pen.
  • Cover crop: Whats, whys and wherefores.
  • Vermin control.

Afternoon Course Session

Coached driven clays

A chance to make some noise and get some practice with tuition focussed on driven game birds. Clay pigeons are presented to simulate game birds, creating the opportunity to get to grips with oncoming birds. Coaches will be on hand to troubleshoot, advise and polish and all equipment is provided.

Tea and Cake

No shoot day would be complete without a cup of tea and a slice of cake. It’s an opportunity to swap details or just tell tall tales. This is the perfect time to ask any questions and garner tips, hints and final points of etiquette.

Price and Booking

The package includes course, coaching, gun hire, cartridges and full hospitality
£345 per person and includes a Farlows voucher*
For further information or to book your place please email: [email protected] or telephone: 01722 780009

*All course participants will receive a free £20 Farlows voucher to use in-store or online against the purchase of clothing or equipment to the value of £100 or more. T&Cs apply

Ian Welch

A freshwater biologist by training I drifted into angling journalism and am now Farlows Group marketing manager. A hopelessly inadequate fly angler (the team are hoping to put that right.) I have fished all over the world and am now most at home fishing for River Test grayling, River Ebro catfish, Indian mahseer, or battling giant freshwater stingray on the Thai rivers. Away from my rod I do a bit of shooting and a lot of fruit and vegetable growing!