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EXPERIENCE BATLEY AND DISTRICT GUN CLUB

 

We are a long-established gun club, founded in 1961, specialising in the sport of Clay Pigeon Shooting, in the format known as “50 Bird Sporting”

We typically have around 100+ active members and we operate in the spectacular private woodland – “Birkby Brow Wood” near Howden Clough, Batley (see map below)

We are also open to and welcome non-members who are able to pay and shoot upon the submission of a valid shotgun certificate

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ABOUT US

Some Background on the Batley & District Gun Club

We run a non-for-profit club for regular members and non-members alike, to participate in the sport of Clay Pigeon Shooting

Our goal is to promote the sport in a safe, responsible manner and to encourage others, including youngsters from the age of 10 upwards, to join us in what is a fun yet challenging pastime

We have a very experienced and dedicated team that professionally set up each shoot and 

they always aim to vary the setup as much as possible to make each shoot a different challenge

 

“Signing on” to the shoot takes place at the rear of our club truck, you will be issued with a scorecard and cartridges if required (we stock a variety of cartridges), these may be purchased if required upon the submission of a valid shotgun certificate

The "Signing on" truck is located approximately 10 minutes walk down the main woodland walkway (referred to as the 'Leeds Country Way' on Google maps) from the road entrance / car parking area. The woodland walkway entrance gate is easily spotted from Howden Clough Road on active shooting days by the displaying of a RED shooting 'live' flag fixed near the main gate

We typically have 5 “Stands”, each launching 5 pairs of Clay Pigeons to provide 50 targets in total

All our “Traps” are wirelessly operated by a person with a hand held “Button”, initiated by the call “PULL”

The "Clays" or “Birds” as they are also referred to, are either set into the air as a “Pair” simultaneously or “On Report”. This is where the second clay is not released until the shooter has shot at the first target

We normally operate 26 shoots throughout our shooting calendar, including our very popular Boxing Day Shoot - great for all the family to attend, all can enjoy a hot drink, hot a snack and some fun!

Our shoots take place every other Sunday. Signing in for the shoot is between 9am and 11am and shooting begins at 10am and finishes no later than 2pm (unless exceptional circumstances apply). Our fixtures and results are displayed on private Social Media pages - to see the fixtures page

 CLICK HERE

We do in time, intend to re-employ a Score Handicap System and a Classification System similar to the CPSA, along with several Trophy Shoots for fully paid up club members

We operate a strict safety policy whilst handling guns, all guns are kept in their sleeves until the shooter is safely within the stand, only then is the gun removed and broken/breach open, to indicate to others that the gun is “Safe”. Only FIBRE WAD 28 gram load or below Cartridges are permitted to be used on the shoot (sorry, no plastic wads (Plaswads) allowed under any circumstances)

Our stand enclosures are three sided to restrict the shooters range of swing, all onlookers and fellow shooters are located behind the active shooter at a safe distance at all times

Our shoot is fully signposted to guide participants around the shooting ground
 

The Stands are spread out in a natural woodland setting with undulating ground therefore, sadly, we are unable to accommodate some disabilities on safety grounds. Please contact us using the contact form below for details

CLICK HERE for a BDGC Woodland walk thought video by the club's Chairman Paul R

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AMAZING SHOOT LOCATION

GREAT VALUE REFRESHMENTS

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We'd love to hear from you (see contact form below)

 

Catering Facilities

We offer a variety of hot and cold drinks, hot snacks, bacon, bacon and egg, sausages, burgers, hot meat balls etc. all at reasonable prices from our own new and approved safe catering trailer with full

'Food Hygiene and Safety for Catering Certification - Level 2'

 

Parking

We have permission to park vehicles responsibly within the entrance to the wood as well as roadside.

Parking inside the gateway is limited, signage informs those of “No Vehicles Beyond This Point” so please respect this parking limit sign

Parking for certain disabilities can be catered for within the wood but this is strictly on a permit only basis as parking spaces are very limited (please contact using the contact form below for full details)

 

Novices Shooters

 

Those new to the sport, wishing to participate are able to do so under strict supervision with advance notification

Please DO NOT just turn up as we will not be able to accommodate you without prior preparation of a novice shooting stand

Please contact us using the contact form below at least 2 weeks in advance to avoid disappointment

Younger Colt Shooters (Under 18's)

Colt (under 18's) shooters are always welcome with suitable adult supervision (all NEW Colt shooters, please contact us using the contact form below at least 2 weeks prior to arrival for full details and to avoid disappointment)

BDGC 2022 Pricing

  • Annual Club Membership Fee - £35.00 first subscription, then £30.00 thereafter (due from 1st July each year)

  • Annual Colt (under 18's) Club Membership Fee - £15.00

  • Club Members 50 Bird Sporting Shoot (excluding cartridges) - £11.00

  • Guests 50 Bird Sporting Shoot (excluding cartridges) - £14.00

  • Colts Club Members 50 Bird Sporting Shoot (excluding cartridges) - £0.00

  • Colt Guests 50 Bird Sporting Shoot (excluding cartridges) - £5.00

  • Adult Tuition or Shooting Experience fee per session* (including 25 clay targets and 25 cartridges) - £50.00

  • Under 18 (Colt) Tuition or Shooting Experience fee per session* (including 25 clay targets and 25 cartridges) - £25.00

  • * Minimum of 3 sessions required before you can apply for your Shotgun Certificate from the West Yorkshire Police Firearms Division

  • The use of a suitable Club gun, disposable ear plugs and loaned safety glasses are also included in the above Tuition fees

  • Important! A £20 prepaid non-refundable deposit is required to book any Tuition or Shooting Experience sessions

  • x25 Box of Fibre Wad 12 Gauge Cartridges - £7.00

  • x25 Box of Fibre Wad 20 Gauge Cartridges - £7.50

  • Embroidered Badge BDGC Club Caps (various colours) - £7.00

  • Metal BDGC Club Lapel Pin Badge - £3.00

  • BDGC Embroidered Polo Shirt (various colours) - £20.00

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Unfortunately the club is only able to accept cash payments and currently unable to accept any Credit or Debit Card payments for any services due to our remote woodland location which has poor Internet/GSM connectivity

Contact Us Using The Form Below (Email and Phone Number is Mandatory)

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