24 February 2014

High Birds in May

One of the country's biggest clay shooting events takes place in Whitfield Hexham, Northumberland on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May.

The Whitfield Annual Clay shoot raises thousands of pounds each year for local charities, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and the Countryside Alliance. The event will feature ten simulated game flushes including driven grouse, sporting wildfowl, the snipe bog and the renowned Whitfield high pheasant stand. For the first time, this year's event will include a Starshot national qualifier, with the High Gun winner from each day going on to compete in the Starshot Final. A silent auction and raffle will be held on both days of which all proceeds will be donated to charity.

Event organiser Claire Bright said, "2014 promises to be our best yet with the addition of Starshot, a new improved pool shoot and a selection of trade stands."

The entry fee is £320 for each team of four. For further information please contact Stuart Maughan on 07501 460017 or by email at parkheadfarm@btconnect.com.

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Notes to editors

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – providing research-led conservation for a thriving countryside. The GWCT is an independent wildlife conservation charity which has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife since the 1930s. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies. The Trust is also responsible for a number of Government Biodiversity Action Plan species and is lead partner for grey partridge and joint lead partner for brown hare and black grouse.

ISDN radio broadcast line – at our Fordingbridge HQ we have an ISDN radio broadcast line, allowing us to conduct interviews remotely.

For information, contact:
Kate Williams
Telephone: 01425 651000
Email: press@gwct.org.uk

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