Roving Gun


The sun is here and so is summer!

It feels like we have been waiting for a long time but it is fair to say summer is well and truly here. The summer months see us host our charity clay days both here at the grounds and off site on some beautiful estates. After what have been two very challenging years of fund raising for the charitable sector, it has been wonderful to witness the generosity of the guests and to have heard and seen so much laughter from the teams whilst out shooting.

It has also been a very busy ‘season’ for the Really Wild team who have been travelling around the local counties running dozens of simulated game days. We are hugely proud of our relationships with the iconic estates of  Conholt, Englefield, Kirby, Highclere, Well Barn and West Woodhay. Each estate is unique and offers an amazing variety of shooting but they all provide the highest levels of hospitality. Excitingly we have the ability to run days well beyond September so please do call us to learn more.

Across the way, in the Gun Room, Alastair has just taken delivery of some stunning new“steel proof” shotguns (pairs and singles) in anticipation of the coming Game Season. He is also about to travel to Italy with some clients who are ordering bespoke Perazzis and Rizzinnis, for their factory tour and gun-fit.  To learn more about this service or to simply have a browse of the gun room, do drop in and see Alastair. Equally, be sure to visit the Country Store where we have taken delivery of the latest range of Purdey’s summer collection as well as the latest range from Schöffel.

Whilst it is “only” June, the game season will soon be upon us. It is clear this coming season will be a busy one and whilst it is too early to talk of the Grouse season, there are, regrettably, many shoots who have been affected by the impact of Avian Flu in France and its effects on the game farms. As ever, we must never take for granted the hard work that goes on, all year round, on shoots. And so, this season, more than ever, be sure to make the most of each and every day in the field. Of course, if you are looking for any shooting, please do contact Gordon or Matt.  We can assist with days in the UK and trips to Spain, Argentina and South Africa (where Matt has just returned from hosting a team)!

I look forward to seeing many of you here and on our clay and game days over the coming months.