The Ripley Castle Shoot

The Shoot is principally a Members Shoot with Members Days making up over 80% of the days fielded. These days are sold by the gun per day to individual guns or small parties. In order to avoid the day being dominated by one team, small parties are limited to five guns joining the day. If more guns are required the day becomes an Exclusive Day providing days are available.

Due to the warm still weather which has prevailed during September over the last few seasons our first day is normally not until mid-September.

Up to the end of December we shoot days of 200, 250, 300, 350, 400 and 450 birds and during January days of 200, 250 and 300 birds. We normally field 9 guns and no overages are charged on Members Days.
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.

Meet

8:30am

Location

Ripley Castle Dining Room, HG3 3AY

Breakfast

Full or optional

Brief and Draw

8.45am

Leave for first drive

9.15am

Lunch

Midday in the Shoot Cabin unless the weather dictates otherwise

End of Day

Approximately 4.00 p.m. with afternoon tea

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