Lady’s Wood Introduction to Game shooting – Gloucestershire, SW

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10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Lady’s Wood


Join Lady’s Wood Shooting School and BASC on Saturday 31st October for a one day fully inclusive course, introducing you to the world of game shooting. Co-hosted by Lady’s Wood and BASC and utilising Lady’s Wood’s beautiful grounds and fantastic game shooting facilities, your tutors for the day have been involved in game shooting their entire lives.

The course is ideal for anyone interested in what goes on behind the scenes of a game shoot, shooting etiquette, the dos and don’ts when on the peg and how to shoot driven birds. It’s also a great day to use as a lead into your first game shoot.

Introduction to Game Shooting Course Itinerary 


10 am Arrivals with bacon rolls and coffee
10:30 Introduction to your tutors, Chris Hanks (Lady’s Wood) and Sam Walker (BASC). Split into two groups.
11:00 Group One Theory Session: 

  • Introduction to gamekeeping and the keeper’s year
  • How a shoot day runs and the different roles involved in the day (keeper, beater, gun, picker up etc.)
  • Etiquette
  • Quarry identification

Group Two Outdoor Shooting Instruction:

  • Gun safety on a shoot day
  • What to do on the peg
  • Dos and don’ts when shooting driven game
  • Shooting driven targets (25 shots each included)
12:30/13:00 Lunch
13:30 Groups rotate (group one shooting as above, group two theory as above)
15:00/15:30 Shoot a series of two-person flushes with a prize for the winning pair
16:00 Return to the lodge for final questions and presentation


The all-inclusive price of £150 per person includes gun hire (if required), cartridges, refreshments, lunch and bacon rolls on arrival.

For further details or to book please contact Lady’s Wood direct by calling 01454 294546 or email

Due to the current outbreak of COVID 19 we are delivering courses to government guidelines making sure they are COVID safe. Subject to the government guidance, local lockdowns and National Lockdowns we may have to postpone some courses in the future at short notice. If your course is going to be postponed, you will be contacted directly by a member of staff to discuss your options.