Our overall average daily bag for the season is always more than the average target bag for the day, however days can vary dependent on the weather and how the guns perform on the day!! No refunds will be given should we achieve less than the target bag for the day.
Members are most welcome to bring guests on Members Days, well behaved non shooting guests and dogs are also most welcome just to enjoy the day.
As enjoying ourselves is the priority of every day with The Ripley Castle Shoot, in order to give everyone an opportunity to meet each other before the shoot day starts, we meet for breakfast in the Dining Room at Ripley Castle at 8.30 a.m. Anyone not requiring breakfast should arrive by 8.45 a.m. when the draw and brief for the day takes place, with a view to leaving for the first drive by approximately 9.15 a.m.
The day normally starts with two drives followed by a mid morning drinks break with delicious pork pies freshly baked by Voakes Pies together with my own ‘brew’ of bullshot once the weather turns cold, then followed by one or two further drives before lunch. We provide, an “Al fresco” barbeque lunch taken in the Shoot Cabin or on the Veranda overlooking Newton brow, á la Spanish partridge shooting for those of you who have been lucky enough to experience this.
Lunch is followed by two drives in the afternoon, giving a total of five or six drives on the day. We finish the day with afternoon tea in the Shoot Cabin.
At the end of the day each gun receives a brace of dressed and chilled oven ready game of their choice and our staff provide a gun cleaning service if required. Any number of additional birds in feather may be purchased at the end of any shoot day.
Meet 8.30 a.m.
Location Ripley Castle Dining Room, HG3 3AY
Breakfast Full or optional
Brief and Draw 8.45 a.m
Leave for first drive 9.15 a.m
Lunch Midday in our Shoot Cabin, Ripley, HG3 3JQ unless the weather dictates otherwise!
End of Day (inlcuding luch) Approximately 4.00 p.m. with afternoon tea in our Shoot Cabin.
Breakfast and lunch which are provided on all Ripley Castle Members Days is included in the Shoot fee. Non shooting guests are most welcome to join us for all meals and refreshments and are requested to make a small donation to our Charity Fund. Some prior notice would be appreciated for catering arrangements.