Adam’s real passion has been spending the last 20 years not only instructing both in and out of the field but also shooting driven grouse himself. As a result he has gained a unique practical insight into how to teach grouse shooting – not only to beginners but also how to take experienced shooters to the next level.
This unique insight has allowed Adam to build what is largely regarded as the best simulated grouse layout there is, it is able to offer multiple speeds, angles and more importantly number of birds in the air at once.
What Should I Expect?
We offer driven grouse practice at our private grouse layout, located near our gunroom in Oxfordshire, during the spring/summer months (March to August). Your first step will be to phone/email Penny in the office to book your training session. On the day, you will meet your instructor at the gunroom, where you’ll have a discussion to ascertain any specific areas you’d like to focus on.
If you are a novice or beginner, then we may begin with a ‘classroom’ based safety briefing to fully explain the procedures for shooting grouse – as they are very different to a driven pheasant or partridge shoot.
You will be driven up to the layout from the gunroom. We encourage you to bring both guns with you as it is good to practise with double guns in order to make the session as realistic as possible.
The layout is set up to simulate grouse flying as singles, packs and going away birds. We use manual traps as well as an automatic trailer which allows your instructor to tailor the targets specifically for you.