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Introduction to Game Shooting

Our Introduction to Game Shooting course aims to give you a full day in the field, experiencing everything game shooting has to offer. Incorporating both a clay pigeon shoot and a couple of game drives, it’s the ideal way for less experienced guns to learn more about the sport.

• Clay pigeon shooting
• Driven game shooting
• Etiquette, tipping and the countryside code

We’ll meet at the award-winning Shellard’s Shoot just outside Bath for a few breakfast bites to start the day, before a full gun safety briefing by the shooting instructors. It’s then off to the clay ground for a morning’s instruction on clay pigeons before heading back for a light lunch.

After lunch we’ll cover the subjects of driven game shooting, etiquette, tipping and the countryside code and head off for a couple of game drives where you will have the opportunity to shoot pheasant and other wild game birds.

Finally, it’s back to the Farm House for a glass of fizz and a chance to chat through what we have learnt during the day. We very much encourage you to take a few birds home with you for the real field to fork experience – and if you’re intimidated by the prospect of plucking and preparing your own game, then why not check out our Game Butchery and Cookery Days with Vale House Kitchen Founder Bod Griffiths and renowed local chef Kieran Lenihan.


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8th October 2022
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Frank Shellard

Country conservation and shooting are in Franks blood. Having taken up game shooting from an early age, Frank is now a qualified CPSA instructor and has been very privileged to have shot over many prestigious estates throughout the UK. He employs a full time game keeper who rears the majority of the birds released on the Manor Farm Estate. Frank shares Vale House Kitchen’s field to fork philosophy with all of the game shot making their way from kitchen to…

Frank Shellard Vale House

“One of the best experiences I’ve had in years!”

Course Member - Two day shooting course

“An exceptional experience. Educational, brilliant teaching, and amazing surroundings. I'd recommend it most highly”

Course Member - Two day shooting course