Young Shots – Introduction to Woodpigeon Roost Shooting

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9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Buckminster Estate shoot

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BASC and the Leicestershire Wildfowling Association have joined forces to offer youngsters the chance to learn about Woodpigeon damage and control on this unique day at Buckminster Estate.

The day will involve a session with BASC Shotgun Coaches on gun safety in the field, learning how to prepare and cook pigeon and an evening’s woodpigeon roost shooting under the supervision of mentors from the Leicestershire Wildfowlers Association in the vast woodland on the estate.

Itinerary of the day

09:30 – 10:00 Registration (Buckminster Barn)

10:00 – 10:15 Introductions

10:15 – 11:00 Gun Fit and Gun Safety

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:00 Wood Pigeon Control & Damage

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch (provided)

12:45 – 13:45 Pigeon Preparation, cookery & tasting

13:45 – 14:00 Break

14:00 – 16:30 Roost Shooting

16:30 Onwards Return to Barn.

17:00 Collection by parents

A hot Lunch and warm drinks will be supplied throughout the day

Minimum Age: 12

Cost: Free of charge

*Please note all Young Shots must bring their own shotgun that fits them and they are used to shooting with.

BASC members and non members welcome but they must have a Shotgun certificate.

To reserve a place please call 01283 810 910 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.