A day with the Ripley Castle Shoot is “Just how a Proper Driven Shoot Day should be” or should I say, this is what we always try to achieve!
I am often asked what do I enjoy about running a shoot. It certainly does have its challenges but these are soon forgotten once in the company of like-minded people from all walks of life and the real characters driven game shooting seems to attract! One aspect of the shoot I really enjoy is to plan a new drive and to see it work, it may take a few times but we normally get there! I have quite a number of new drives planned for our next season.
There is no doubt that driven game shooting is increasing in popularity and am delighted to see more ladies and young people are taking up our sport.
So what is different about our Shoot. Although we welcome full teams, we particularly cater for single guns and small parties. I encourage novice guns to join us providing they have had some clay shooting experience and have an experienced shot or one of our loader/instructors standing with them. I would be disappointed if an individual gun joining us for the first time did not feel at home within a few minutes of arrival.