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Lot 11: Rough Shooting at Gisborough

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Final bid:
£530
Increment:£10
Bids:11
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by The Rt Hon the Lord Gisborough: 

Bid for your chance to enjoy 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 coarse 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.

www.gisborough-hall.co.uk

Lot 12: A Mixed Day at Appleby Castle

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Final bid:
£840
Increment:£10
Bids:39
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by The Trustees of Appleby Castle Grouse Moors:

Enjoy 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 roughly 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: A Walked-up Day in Aberdeenshire

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Final bid:
£1,251
Increment:£25
Bids:7
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:10:00 BST (bidding ended)

Overtime bidding

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.

This is an old-fashioned mixed day of exciting, relaxed sport. A delicious lunch will be provided for the guns in Edinglassie Lodge.

The day is 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

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Final bid:
£432
Increment:£10
Bids:10
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Dick Bartlett, British Moorlands:

An exciting chance for two guns to experience three small grouse drives in spectacular mountain and coastal scenery on the Glenrinnes Estate and Carron Bridge Estate, Speyside.

The day is hosted by Dick Bartlett on British Moorlands' two 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. Guns will join a team of eight others.

Dates to be confirmed, but the day will probably be held between mid September and mid November - may be held over if a bad grouse year.

Highly commended by Heather Trust Project Manager Patrick Laurie!

Website: www.britishmoorlands.com.

Lot 15: Pheasants & Partridges in the Scottish Borders

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Final bid:
£975
Increment:£25
Bids:2
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Robert Dick:

The naturally dramatic environment of the Scottish Borders lends itself to some of the finest pheasant and partridge shooting in Scotland.

On offer is one day’s pheasant / partridge shooting for two guns in a party of eight – with a target bag of 120+ birds of excellent quality.

Lunch, tea and other refreshments are included.

This has proved a very popular Lot over several years, and has a history of highly satisfied donors. 

Likely date to be in January 2019.

To be taken by arrangement with the donor.

Lot 16: 1 day’s walked up grouse shooting over pointers for 2-3 guns in Aberdeenshire

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Final bid:
£940
Increment:£10
Bids:20
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:10:00 BST (bidding ended)

Overtime bidding

Presented by Luise Janniche and Michael Bruce:

A fantastic opportunity for 2-3 guns to shoot up to five brace of grouse over pointers. 

The dogs will be provided by experienced handler, Luise Janniche, and the day will take place on the magnificent Glen Tanar Estate on Deeside, by kind permission of Michael Bruce.

This is the classic, alternative form of grouse shooting that requires the guns to work with the trained pointers and their handler.  By its nature, the day will involve walking over moorland and therefore the successful bidders will need an appropriate level of fitness.

This lot may be taken on one of four days: 3rd, 4th 5th or 7th September, subject to agreement with the donors.  If in the assessment of Glen Tanar Estate, the stock of grouse is insufficient to meet the requirements of this lot, the successful bidder will be offered an alternative date in 2019.

 
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