Draw for Four

Hampshire Shoot RaffleThe draw for the Somerset Committee's Draw For Four took place on 1 September at Taunton Racecourse. The winning ticket was #756, and the winner is currently being informed.

The Draw for Four

The Draw for Four is a draw organised by the Somerset Committee to raise funds for the GWCT. The holder of the winning ticket will be invited to host a team of eight guns on four superior drives in West Somerset including the Triscome, Cothelstone and Harwood Shoots. Accommodation, dinner and breakfast will be provided at Crowcombe Court.

The day will be offered during the 2015/16 season.

The drives

Coach Road at Triscombe. A challenging drive located at the head of the Crowcombe Park Valley with birds being driven form the edge of the top of the Quantocks down over the valley below. Traditionally one of the finest and most challenging drives on the Triscombe Shoot and, on a good day with the right wind, a drive to equal Exmoor's best. This remarkable drive will make a significant statement to start a unique day's shooting otherwise unavailable at any price or at any time.

Kitchen Garden at Cothelstone. Cothelstone Shoot is a small private shoot on the edge of the Quantock Hills. Kitchen Garden is a small wood at the top of a steep bank. The guns stand close together and double banked; I call it my Rorke's Drift drive. The birds are not particularly high, but tend to curl and come in flushes, and have been known to make grown men cry.

The Bowl at the Wood Advent Shoot. A classic high-bird Exmoor shoot near Roadwater where the legendary Bowl Drive produces astounding birds out of a natural bowl, with the backdrop of Exmoor National Park behind.

Lane and Larches Drives at Harwood. Harwood is a family shoot with breathtaking views across the Vale of Taunton towards the Quantock and Blackdown Hills. Lane Drive produces high, curling birds, and Larches fast, challenging birds flying across a deep wooded combe. Sometimes known as the professional's graveyard.

The hospitality

Crowcombe Court is a Grade 1 listed mansion built in 1739, nestling in a combe on the Quantock Hills. Today it is the home of David and Kate Kenyon. The house offers accommodation to shooting and hunting parties throughout the season with 10 en-suite double bedrooms coupled with fine dining and fine wines. Your team will enjoy an all-inclusive dinner, bed and breakfast package second to none. More details on Crowcombe Court can be found at www.theshootlodge.co.uk.

Promoter: Teresa Dent, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1EF. Registered Charity No: 1112023. Registered with the Gambling Commission. www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk. No one under 16 years of age may purchase or sell lottery tickets. Winner will be notified by post. Closing date for tickets 1st September 2015. Draw will take place on 1st September 2015.

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