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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.

 
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