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Even though England is in the midst of lockdown 2.0, it is fair to say that the shooting season had got off to an excellent and safe start.   As we have witnessed, shoots have proved to be the masters of adaptation and innovation.  All the necessary changes and measures that have been implemented have been adhered too, with guns embracing them readily.  We have been able to enjoy the sport we love and escape the day-to-day challenges we all face.

October was incredibly wet (the 5th wettest on record), but despite this,  the birds have been flying very well and have been extremely fit and strong.  So, whilst we are, for the moment, not able to shoot…. we cannot wait to start again in December.   One thing that is for sure is that this is a very tough period of time for shoots the length and breadth of the country.  We urge everyone to be patient, remain optimistic and, crucially, support the shoots as best as possible.

Looking ahead, why not join us on one of our Roving Syndicate? They come with Covid-friendly cancellation policies and promise to be great fun. We have just a few pegs available, on two stunning Estates:

Steventon Estate, Hampshire, Friday 4th December 2020
300 Birds – £1,737.00 + VAT per peg
Comprising 1,200 acres of undulating Hampshire countryside, Steventon has a lovely family feel. Located equidistant between Newbury and Winchester, it lies approximately 1 hour west of London. The addition of some new partridge drives will make for some exciting shooting on this lovely mixed bird shoot.

Endsleigh Estate , Devon Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th December 2020
300 Bird days – £4,160.00 including VAT per peg (2 days)
Located on Dartmoor, Endsleigh is one of the most beautiful shoots in the West Country and days here are extremely hard to come by. With excellent high Pheasant and Partridge driven across a long, deep river valley, this “back to back” package is accompanied with two or three nights’ accommodation at the stunning Endsleigh Hotel, overlooking the Tamar valley.

We are offering a free one-hour session with one of our Agency team, including 100 cartridges and clays, to anyone who books – just the thing to get your eye in before the day!

If you are interested in either package, please do get in touch with the team for further details on 01491 672918 or email gordon@rbss.co.uk or ben@rbss.co.uk.

The Sporting Agency Team