18 March 2019

Shoot high at Whitfield Clay Shoot

Northumberland -Winners Of The Young Guns Trophy At The Whitfield Annual Clay Shoot In May [credit - Marie Gordon]

Former Whitfield Clay Shoot winners

AN annual clay shoot on one of the greatest sporting estates is taking place in aid of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), Countryside Alliance and local worthy charities.

Set in the stunning parkland, The Whitfield Clay Shoot offers guns the chance to shoot pheasants, grouse, snipe, teal, rabbit, partridge, wildfowl and pigeon stands on Saturday May 4th and Sunday May 5th.

“For the game shot this is the perfect close season challenge and for the clay expert, Whitfield Annual Clay Shoot is something completely different,” said GWCT north eastern regional organiser Sophie Dingwall.

“There are some fantastic prizes to be won and it promises to be another great occasion.”

It’s four people to a team which is £400 and £300 for those under 18.  Team entry includes an automatic entry to the prize draw to win a boundary days shooting for 4 guns on the Whitfield Estate, lunch provided kindly donated by John Blackett-Ord.

The team which scores the most points will win the Perpetual trophy. There will also be a top keeper’s prize, top ladies team prize, top under 18-year-old, top sponsor’s team and more.

The competition will start at 9am and finishes at 4pm.

The Trust aims to ensure a thriving countryside, rich in game and other wildlife and believe its research can go a long way to achieving this.

You will be helping us to tell a more balanced story about game management by funding new research to measure and publish the positive influence it has on our countryside.

To enter you team, visit http://www whitfieldclays..co.uk/entry/

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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