Olympic Skeet evenings

Cost from £1200

The Concept:

Set at our Wildfowl and Vermin drive we will have 6-8 traps waiting. Competitors will be placed in a specific station from which they will shoot each of the traps. Having ‘flushed’ the traps from that station you move to the next and by doing so will have materially changed the angles. We will also give you a chance to replicate Peter Wilson’s Olympic heroism at the double trap. The traps are 16 yards away and flying away at a 35% angle. Good Luck with that!

One of the quirks is that two of the stations are aloft within our ‘ treehouse tower’. We can score this as a team event but ultimately there should be one individual Top Gun. The compaq will always be slightly unique and indeed our innovation is tested by several teams that make this evening an annual pilgrimage. Typically you might be tempted by french partridge, crossing pigeons, coot, rabbits, crows, ‘loopers’ and teal. Now having shot this individually we then look to shoot is as a team and our finale is based around our signature drive – the wildfowl and vermin drive.

The Costs:

The cost of the afternoon/evening shoot is £1,200 equating to around £80-120 depending on the number of guns. This does not include cartridges.

Instructors: (Optional at £75)

This format is not really designed for the beginners but if they are included within your guests they MUST be supervised either by an instructor or an experienced member of your own team. Each of our instructors can supervise two guests and are available with advance notice.

Gun Hire: (Optional at £40)

If you want to save your barrels or have guests without guns, we have a selection of 12 and 20 bore estate guns available for guests. Prior notice is required.

BBQ: (Optional at £15 per head)

If you want to relax at the end of your shoot with a delicious BBQ and a few beers in one of our Barns, this can be arranged with advance notice.

The Drives and Format:

Meet and Greet at the Shoot room: We ask guests to arrive at 4:30 at the shoot room, which is a dedicated ‘hunting lodge’. After setting the scene and a quick safety briefing we will set off to the shoot.

Wildfowl and Vermin: This drive should really test your game-keeping instincts! Designed to get the adrenalin pumping, one can expect to shoot flighted duck, springing teal, English partridge, crossing pigeons, magpie, coot and crows, plus the rare and rampant ‘Hilldrop Rabbit’! Some of you will be shooting from a ‘tree house’.

This in itself does not sound out of the ordinary but the fact that they are coming at pace from all four corners of the compass in huge numbers infers that your barrels will be roasting, you will have to look in all directions, whilst being quicker than your neighbour; who, by this stage, has almost certainly learned one of the Hilldrop Commandments … ‘thou shalt covet thy neighbours birds’!