This month saw another exciting Shooting for Heroes weekend being run from Tedworth House. Shooting for Heroes is a progressive game shooting course aimed at introducing Band of Brothers to opportunities in the country sports sector and specifically in the shooting field. This can include involvement from a participatory level, or for those who may wish, to pursue particular elements as a possible career. The initiative started in January 2014 and ran once a month, for 12 months, covering a huge range of activities and events in the shooting world. The programme is now being run from both Catterick and Tedworth once a month.
The Friday night of the weekend saw excellent presentations from Mike Swan from Game Wildlife and Conservation Trust and Chris Howard from The British Deer Society. Both talks were hugely inspiring informative and left the guys wanting more.
Saturday morning we covered the initial section of the Principles of Live Quarry Shooting City and Guilds qualification (the rest of which will be covered over the course of the year). All topics were covered in a brilliant talk by Tony Butcher from British Association for Shooting and Conservation. The afternoon was spent in the sunshine shooting clays at the Middle Wallop gun club, we were wonderfully hosted and looked after by Nick and Jayne Harvey.
Overall, it was a fantastic weekend had by all and we are looking forward to the next one in April when the Executive Chairman of the Countryside Alliance will be talking, and we cover the 3rd unit of the City and Guilds programme – Pest and Vermin control.
For more information about Shooting for Heroes please email Philippa Haig.