Young guns on the peg? In the beating line? In association with the West London Shooting School we are looking for the shoot doing most to encourage the next generation.
Young guns are keen guns. And we should be doing all we can to encourage and support the younger generation and their love of shooting and conservation. Throughout this season, The Field, in association with the West London Shooting School are looking for the shoot that does most to encourage young guns, aged 17 and under.
YOUNG GUNS, THE NEXT GENERATION
The young guns might actually shoot on the days or it could be that they are taught and encouraged to join the beating line – the traditional apprenticeship. We don’t mind.
We are looking for is a shoot that’s doing its bit to ensure that the next generation continues the customs and etiquette of our great sport.
We need your help for this, so please send in your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 January, 2015. The winner will be selected by Jonathan Young, Editor of The Field, and Roddy Richmond-Watson of the West London Shooting School. We don’t need much, just a precise outline of what is being done for young shots.
The winning shoot will be given a full, simulated game day for 16 guns, kindly donated by the West London Shooting School, to be taken in the Home Counties in May 2015. It will include cartridges, up to a maximum of 6,500. The team must consist of 16 proficient, safe guns, eight of whom will be young guns and the remaining eight adult shots. Each of the young guns will be paired with an adult shot, who will be responsible for the youngster during the day. None of the guns, of whatever age, may be a novice.
This is a super package, worth the lumpy part of £4,000. So get together with
your shoot friends and enter now.
“Every sport recognises the importance of starting young and shooting is no different. In fact, for us it’s even more important because we need the next generation to continue the tradition of the sportsman-naturalist in the face of ever-growing antagonism from armchair “conservationists”.
Jonathan Young, Editor