Hardcastle & Heathfield Moors

Hardcastle & Heathfield Moors

As it is impossible to know precisely the total bag for each day, the number of brace indicated in the list of dates is an estimate of the number of brace on the day. Days are planned to produce bags from 60 to 140 brace but on some days we may shoot slightly more or less. A number of our grouse days are now back to back so we may shoot both Moors over two days.

You could also add to this a very testing partridge and pheasant day at Eagle Hall & Ashfold Side. 
A deposit invoice of £735 + VAT will be issued as each day is booked. We are all aware that there is every possibility that we may not shoot every day we have planned; so if a day is cancelled by myself prior to the shoot day the full deposit of £735 + VAT will be refunded. If however we plan to shoot a day but this is cancelled on the day due to weather conditions it is the responsibility of each gun to take out adequate insurance cover. In the event of a day being cancelled the full shoot fee will stand being the total cost of the estimated bag for the day. In addition to the invoice for the deposit, you will receive a further invoice after the day to cover the balance of the shoot fee, all of which would be due for payment. Given our increasingly unpredictable weather I do strongly recommend you take out Shoot Cancellation Insurance cover which is available from GunsOnPegs www.gunsonpegs.com/shooting/insurance or telephone 0207 491 1363 for further details. 

Following each day further invoices will be issued to cover the actual number of birds shot on the day over 40 brace at £165 per brace + VAT divided equally between the guns on the day. If we shoot less than 40 brace no refund will be given.

We will field 9 guns and shoot 4 drives each day on Hardcastle Moor on Heathfield Moor we will also field 9 guns and shoot 3 to 4 drives each day.

During October we may shoot either Moor or drives on both Moors on the same day, when we will field 9 guns shooting 4 drives. 

When shooting on Hardcastle & Heathfield Moors you must be prepared for all types of weather at anytime of the season. So please come well prepared for the best and worst weather which can sometimes occur on the same day! Always have some insect repellent with you – you will definitely need it on some days. 

When Shooting Hardcastle Moor:
Meet: 8.30 a.m.
Location: The Shoot Box on Hardcastle Moor
Access: Suitable for all vehicles provided you drive carefully
Parking: Ample parking for vehicles to park all day
Breakfast: Full or optional
Brief and Draw: 9.00 a.m.
Leave for first drive: 9.15 a.m.
Lunch: In the Shoot Box on Hardcastle Moor either at midday or mid afternoon
Afternoon tea: In the Shoot Box on Hardcastle Moor around 4.00 to 4.30 p.m.
End of Day: Around 5.00 to 5.30 p.m. 

Late October/November (please check your booking confirmation)
Meet: 8.30 a.m.
Location: The Sportsman’s Arms, Wath-in-Nidderdale, near Pateley Bridge, HG3 5PP
Breakfast: Full or optional
Lunch: Mid afternoon in the Shoot Box on Hardcastle Moor or at The Sportsman’s Arms Hotel 
End of Day: Around 4.30 p.m.

When Shooting Heathfield Moor:
Meet: 8.30 a.m.
Location: The Sportsman’s Arms, Wath-in-Nidderdale, near Pateley Bridge, HG3 5PP
Access: Normal road access but a 4 wheel drive vehicle is required for the Moor
Parking: Ample parking for cars to park all day if necessary 
Breakfast: Full or optional
Brief and Draw: 9.00 a.m.
Leave for first drive: 9.15 a.m.
Refreshments: Midday break for soup and pork pies
Lunch: A late lunch will be taken in the Shoot Box on Hardcastle Moor or from early November onwards at The Sportsman’s Arms Hotel 
End of Day: Around 4.30 p.m. 

Driven grouse shooting can be the most dangerous form of driven game shooting it is therefore most important that anyone new to or with limited driven grouse shooting experience has one of our instructors or an experienced grouse shot with them in the grouse butt. 

Meet

8:30am

Location

Hardcastle Shoot Box
or
Sportsman's Arms

Breakfast

Full or optional

Brief and Draw

8.45am

Leave for first drive

9.15am

Lunch

Hardcastle Shoot Box
or
Sportsman's Arms

End of Day

Approximately 4.00 p.m. with afternoon tea

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