Golden Grouse Clay Shoot

The Golden Grouse Clay Shoot 2016

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Location: Spaunton Quarry, Spaunton Moors, Appleton-le-Moors, Kirbymoorside, North Yorkshire YO62 6NF
Date: Wednesday 8th Jun 2016
Time: 09:30am- last entry 1:00pm

This year’s Golden Grouse is being hosted on the Spaunton Estate, North Yorkshire by kind permission of George Winn-Darley. Last year’s winner Roger Ayton, headkeeper on Goathland and Wheeldale Moor is taking on the task of setting up an exciting 100 bird sporting layout in the Old Spaunton Quarry.

The day will be 100 sporting layout with classes for keepers, supporters, ladies and colts. Entry is £40 to include cartridges – pre booking is recommended. Spaunton Quarry is the perfect venue for this year’s Golden Grouse clay shoot, with ample parking and a brilliant landscape to put on a challenging and exciting shoot. There will be 10 stands, 5 pairs on each stand all simulating live quarry.

There will also be a pool shoot.

Rules for Golden Grouse/Pheasant clay shoots as passed by the national committee on 2nd Dec 2007

1. The Golden Grouse and Golden Pheasant clay shoots are open to all NGO members, consisting of 100 clays each, a pool shoot and a flush will also be run on the day.

2. Classes:-

  • Golden Grouse and Golden Pheasant. Only NGO keepers can enter these two classes and only moorland keepers can shoot for the Silver Grouse
  • Supporter
  • Side/Side
  • Ladies
  • Juniors (under 21 on competition day)
  • Overall high gun
  • Veteran

3. Keepers entering the Golden Grouse and Golden Pheasant must be wearing tweeds (consisting of tweed trousers/plus two/ plus fours, tweed waist coat, tweed jacket, collar & tie) if no appropriate clothes are worn they will be entered in to the supporter’s class. In all other classes a suitable dress code will apply NO DENIMS, TEE SHIRTS OR SKEET VESTS to be worn after signing in or during shooting; any one breaking these rule will forfeit their card.

4. Having won the Golden Grouse or Golden Pheasant he/she will not be allowed to enter the competition the following year as he/she or their region will be invited to set up and run next year’s competition, but can enter every year from then on. This rule applies only to this class.

5. First card only counts in all classes.

6. In all classes there will be a 1st, 2nd, 3rd trophy

7. Only FELT/FIBRE cartridges that are provided can be shot on the 100 bird competition but shooters can use their own cartridge on the pool and flush stands but they MUST BE FELT/FIBRE WAD anyone breaking this rule will forfeit their card with no refund, 12 and 20 bore cartridges only, will be provided (28, 16 and .410 will not be available).

8. Shooting starts at 9.30am last entries to be signed in by 1.00pm

9. Food and drink will be provided (lunch included in entry fee) for anyone wishing to buy on arrival and during the day. There may be a bar, but shooters are warned that anyone caught drinking while shooting will be asked to stop shooting and forfeit their card.

10. In the event of a tie, if time allows a shoot off will take place, if not then a count back will take place with the referee (The Organiser) starting on stand five, will count the hits, the one with the most hits on stand five will win, if cards are still tied then he/she shall carry on to stand 4, 3, 2, 1, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, or until he/she has got a winner.


CONTACT NAME: Ann Robinson-Ruddock
CONTACT TEL: 01883 660869