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Lot 02: A day with wildlife artist and printmaker Colin Blanchard

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Opening bid:
£60
Increment:£5
Start date:20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 BST
End date:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST

The chance to spend a day with wildlife artist Colin Blanchard in his printmaking studio and create your own original linocut or screenprint.
Date to suit by arrangement. Over 16s. No previous experience necessary. All materials and lunch provided.
Location: Craigshaw Barns Studio, Waterbeck, Lockerbie. DG11 3AH

Lot 030: A day with a British Moorlands grouse moor manager to see what we do to provide grouse shooting

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Opening bid:
£250
Increment:£10
Start date:20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 BST
End date:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Dick Bartlett, British Moorlands. Website: www.britishmoorlands.com. The morning will be spent counting breeding pairs of grouse using pointing dogs to find and flush the pairs which will give an indication of the shooting potential of the 2019 season.  This is fascinating to watch if you enjoy seeing good gundog work.
  The afternoon offers you hands-on experience of moorland work such as heather management, grit site selection and operation, water provision for upland wildlife and predator trapping systems.
    The whole day is guided by Dick Bartlett who will explain how modern technology is used by British Moorlands to produce grouse shooting which is technically and financially sustainable, and also affordable to the ordinary shooter.

Please see www.britishmoorlands.com for more information on our work to save our heather moorland heritage through viable grouse production for shooting and falconry.

Suitable for a group of 2 - 10.
Location;   Speyside, North East Scotland
Date:  tba for March/April 2019.

Lot 11: 1 Saturday’s rough wild pheasant/partridge shoot for 2 guns plus 1 day’s fishing for 2 rods on Priory Pond on the Gisborough Estate, North Yorkshire

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Opening bid:
£200
Increment:£10
Start date:20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 BST
End date:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST

Presented by The Rt Hon the Lord Gisborough, www.gisborough-hall.co.uk:  A Saturday’s rough shooting for two guns on the Gisborough Estate together with a day’s fishing for two rods on Priory Pond.  The rough shooting is part of the syndicate shoot and an 80+ bird day can be expected, but the earlier in the season, the better the bag.  Dogs are welcome.  Also included is the opportunity for two rods to fish for one day on Priory Pond, a restored monk’s pond that was previously part of the Gisborough Priory.  The recently established course fishery offers anglers the chance to catch Bream, Roach, Carp and Tench.  Guns must stay Friday night at the Gisborough Hall Hotel at the discounted rate of £55 per person bed & breakfast, based on two people sharing a twin or double room (an extra charge will be made if separate rooms are required).  Guests may choose to stay on for a second night at the Hotel.  Originally built in 1857, Gisborough Hall Hotel opened its doors to guests in 2002 after being carefully transformed into a 71 room, luxury, 4-star hotel.  Early booking is recommended to ensure the hotel can accommodate you on the dates you wish.  To be taken from the first Saturday in December 2018 – end January 2019, by arrangement with the Estate’s Gamekeeper, Mark Sunley and the Gisborough Hall Hotel.

Lot 12: 1 day's mixed shooting for 2 guns on the Appleby Castle Grouse Moors

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Opening bid:
£500
Increment:£25
Start date:20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 BST
End date:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST

Presented by The Trustees of Appleby Castle Grouse Moors:  A day’s stand-and-walk shoot for two guns with the expectation of 30-40 head of mixed game - Pheasant/partridge/grouse/pigeon and other various. Appleby Castle lies at the top of Appleby High Street and the moor is about a 25min drive from the middle of Appleby. The shooting takes place on high ground between 1300-1500 feet; making use of small copses and woods on the edge of the Moors. One of the most enjoyable things about the moor are the two keepers, both of whom are excellent; Andrew Lofthouse and Andrew Hall. The successful bidders are expected to provide their own refreshments and lunch and be physically fit. To be taken in November or December 2018, by arrangement.

Lot 13: 1 day's walked up shooting for 3-4 guns in Aberdeenshire with the prospect of a very varied bag

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Opening bid:
£1,000
Increment:£50
Start date:20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 BST
End date:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Malcolm Hay: A classic day’s rough shooting for three to four guns in the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside, a few miles outside Huntly.  A fantastically varied bag is possible, with pheasant, grouse, snipe, duck, woodcock, hare, pigeon, and rabbit on offer. An old-fashioned mixed day of exciting, relaxed sport. A delicious lunch will be provided for the guns in Edinglassie Lodge. To be taken by arrangement with the donor in early / mid November 2018. If required, self-catering accommodation is available by separate negotiation with the donor.

Lot 14: Mini driven grouse day for 2 guns in a line of 10

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Opening bid:
£300
Increment:£25
Start date:20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 BST
End date:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Dick Bartlett, British Moorlands. Website: www.britishmoorlands.com.  An exciting experience of three small grouse drives in spectacular mountain and coastal scenery on the Glenrinnes Estate and Carron Bridge Estate on Speyside.  Hosted by Dick Bartlett on British Moorlands' 2 demonstration moors where you can see how innovative techniques, like automatic trap checking and fully mechanised habitat management, have restored viable grouse shooting and biodiversity to formerly unmanaged moorland, without the usual high costs.  Expected daily bag about ten brace.  Location is Glenrinnes Estate and Carron Bridge Estate on Speyside.  Dates to be advised between mid September to mid November - may be held over if a bad grouse year.

Lot 21: 1 morning/evening Muntjac Stalking for 1 Rifle on West Wycombe Estate, Buckinghamshire.

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Opening bid:
£400
Increment:£25
Start date:20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 BST
End date:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Sir Edward Dashwood, www.westwycombeestate.co.uk:  A morning/evening Muntjac Stalk with 1 Rifle on the West Wycombe Estate, Buckinghamshire (30 miles from London).  It will be accompanied by an Estate Keeper (a tip is suggested) and can get the use of an Estate Rifle if buyer does not have their own.  Buyer gets to keep carcass.  West Wycombe Estate extends to some 5,000 acres and the shoot is managed by Sir Edward Dashwood, Bt, an extremely keen shot himself.  Sir Edward Dashwood 12th Bt currently resides at West Wycombe Park with his wife and family.  West Wycombe Estate is consistently referred to as one of the finest shoots in the Country.  Today the shoot still ranks amongst the best, and is regularly in the Field’s list of Top Shoots. Certainly it is probably the closest really good shoot to London.  The house today is frequently featured in screen adaptations of literary classics such as Cranford and Little Dorrit and more recently in the television series, Downton Abbey. Other films include W.E., The Importance of being Earnest, I Capture the Castle, The Lost Prince and He Knew He was Right.  There is a nice pub in West Wycomne Villiage if accommodation required.  To be taken on dates to be mutually agreed in the coming season with Sir Edward Dashwood.

Lot 22: 1 day's sika hind stalking on Stobo Estate, Peebleshire

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Opening bid:
£250
Increment:£10
Start date:20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 BST
End date:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Stobo Estate: One day’s Sika hind stalking on the Stobo Estate, Peeblesshire.  Set in delightful countryside in the Tweed Valley and only seven miles south-west of Peebles.  This is a wonderful opportunity to stalk in this beautiful area of the Borders.  To be taken in January/February 2019 – date to be arranged with the donor.  Accommodation is available locally.

Lot 23: 1 day's hind stalking on Ballogie Estate

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Opening bid:
£195
Increment:£10
Start date:20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 BST
End date:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Ballogie Estate: One day’s hind or doe stalking for one rifle on the beautiful Ballogie Estate in Deeside, Aberdeenshire. The Estate Stalker will accompany the rifle. There is no limit on numbers of hinds or doe shot. Rifle to provide own refreshments. The Estate can provide an accommodation list and use of the Estate rifle if necessary. To be taken during November 2018 - date to be arranged with the donor.

Lot 24: 1 day's hind stalking with stalker on Argyll Estates, Inveraray

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Opening bid:
£480
Increment:£25
Start date:20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 BST
End date:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Argyll Estates: One day stalking hinds for up to two rifles in season on Arfylle Estates, Inveraray, the home of the Duke of Argyll. The winner will be accompanied by the Estate's professional Stalker. Prize can be claimed in season - currently October 21st - February 15th. The winner must prove his/her competence with their rifle and produce the necessary certification. A level of fitness is required to access the hill ground.

 
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