COLLEGE CLAY SHOOTSTUDENT gamekeepers from Warwickshire College saw off 23 other teams to win BASC’s annual Gamekeeping College Clay Shoot. Second place went to a team from Hartpury College.

The winning team took home the Gamekeeping College Challenge Shield in the event organised by the UK’s largest shooting organisation and supported by Armex, Biolink Fourteenacre, Kings Cover Crop, Ogden’s Shooting Supplies and Swarovski.

Teams were entered from 11 colleges across the country, with students facing 80 clays over a lay-out of ten different stands at Park Farm Shooting Ground, Worcestershire.

The day’s high gun, with the best individual score on the day, was Ben Taylor from Warwickshire College with 75 out of 80 clays. Top lecturer was David Reith, with 63 out of 80 clays. More than 100 students took part.

Ben said: “It was a great competition, run by BASC, for young gamekeepers to exercise their skills.”

Alex Farrell, BASC game and gamekeeping officer, said: “It was a fantastic day and great to see so many student gamekeepers come together from across the country to compete on a challenging clay shooting course. A big thank you to all of those who helped make the event such a success.”

Garry Doolan

Garry Doolan is BASC’s deputy director of communications and public affairs. He has more than 20 years experience of journalism and the media. He joined the organisation in 2016 and is a keen shooter and beater, with his springer spaniel Quincy.

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