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04/10/2023 - preparations are well underway for the ALL NEW SOON-TO-BE RABBIT STAND. This newly prepared area will also give the Club options for even more new stand locations at B&DGC
NEW 6th Stand at B&DGC !
B&DGC are pleased to announce that we have recently purchased a pre-owned Ospray Promatic Automatic Trap and the associated remote control button system
This will allow the Club to set up a 6th stand when applicable and relevant - so instead of our usual 5 stands of 10 birds each (5 pairs), this will allow us to set up 5 stands of 8 birds each (4 pairs) and a 6th stand of 10 birds (5 pairs)
Also, now having the option for 6 stands, this will help keep queueing at the stands to a minimum during busy shoots
Another exciting addition to our club going forwards !
HIGH GUN at just 14!
Congratulations to William Asquith, at just 14 years old he is our latest and youngest ever High Gun Winning Colt, recently scoring 48/50 on 9th July 2023. A great achievement at such a young age. Congratulations from our Club Chairman and Committee, B&DGC
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'Items For Sale'
See the top menu bar on the far right hand side 'Items For Sale' to navigate to the new B&DGC items for sale page where you can find bargains for sale from other B&DGC club members
Or click HERE to go there and check it out
If any members wish to advertise items on this page, please contact Dale at the shoot or message us using the the website
ARCHIVE NEWS BELOW
B&DGC Annual General Meeting (AGM)
To take place on Wednesday 29th March 2023 at 8.00pm at the CENTRAL CLUB, Bradford Road, Batley, WF17 5LS (nearly opposite Tesco Extra in Batley on Bradford Road)
All Club members are invited to attend and Members that register here will be given a free Pie and Peas supper courtesy of the Club (subject to availability) - No registration, no Pie and Peas - Sorry!
Please fill out the short registration form below to indicate your intension to attend the meeting so that the organisers can cater the food for the correct amount of attendees. Thank you, Paul Robinson, Club Chairman
4th April 2022 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION - RECENT CLAY TARGET PRICE INCREASE
For those that haven't already heard, the price of clays has shot up in price by a staggering 25% with immediate effect across the sport. Fortunately we had an order already in and we have secured further supplies which should see us right for approx. 3 months shooting. The committee is aware that we have increased some of our prices in recent weeks and we would like to reassure members that we are looking at the cost implications for when we come to the end of the 'cheap' supplies. We will do all we can to try and offset the impact of this rise for our members but please be aware that there is a possibility that we MAY have to increase the price we charge for clays if, after some calculations, we find that it is un-sustainable. We are a non-profit club as you know but we do have overheads that other clubs do not have such as the costs associated with our truck, rent for the safe parking of the truck, Insurance & MOT etc. and we do also need to keep some funds in reserve for unplanned expenses. We then have the usual public liability insurance, accountancy fees etc. in order for us to operate. This is just a heads up, please rest assured that we will keep any increase to an absolute minimum but for now our prices remain un-affected due to our recent acquisition of targets. On behalf of the committee, thanks for your continued support. I will update everyone once we have a clearer picture
Paul Robinson - Club Chairman
B&DGC are now open as usual in the amazing and beautiful Birkby Brow Wood location for 50 Bird Sporting Shoots every fortnight - come and join us - see our great new trap and bird configurations designed by our very experienced set up team headed up by Steve Hosty - enjoy our hot drinks on site - see our latest fixture list for details here
The weather was a little unkind for the 2021 B&DGC Boxing Day Special Shoot
But despite this there was a good attendance - big thanks from the Club Committee to all who braved the weather to make this shoot a success. Some great prizes were won by many shooters - ENJOYABLE DAY HAD BY ALL!!
** Boxing Day Shoot **
On 26th December 2022 from 10am
The B&DGC SPECIAL BOXING DAY SHOOT is confirmed!
Our next shoot after 18th December shoot will be on Boxing Day from 10am
THIS IS AN OPEN SHOOT FOR ALL FAMILY, FRIENDS AND ALSO NON MEMBERS
"Sparks Clays = Win Prizes Day"....*
Much appreciation for your support in attending our shoot over the past year and a special thanks to those who's effort make our shoot possible each fortnight, we couldn't do it without you guys and gals
On behalf of the B&DGC Committee, we would like to wish all members and non-members alike, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Have a great time, looking forward to seeing you all on Boxing Day where B&DGC will be offering FULL hot and cold 'BUTTY VAN' CATERING facilities throughout the shoot
REMEMBER you can invite friends and family to this shoot - they don't have to be shooting, just enjoy Boxing Day in the woods watching the shooting with a nice hot drink and a bacon sandwich. Free EAR PLUGS will be supplied to all family visitors and their guests courtesy of the 'Butty Van'
(Please note* prizes are available on a members only basis, as they have donated them, sorry. Non members are still very welcome to participate in the shoot)
The B&DGC Committee
Congratulations to Robbie Hull, our youngest Colt High Gun Winner in over 60 years. A fantastic achievement, making his grandad very proud. Well done from all of us in the club Rob - achived on 6th June 2021
Change of Covid-19 B&DGC Shoot Rules - January 2022
Currently our shoot will be operating as follows until further UK Government advice and notification .....
1. The white flag distancing will be reduced to queuing to pay on
2. Teams of 6 will be allowed to take up positions at each stand
3. The teams of 6 that are waiting to shoot MUST still remain 2m from the group in front or behind
4. When moving from stand to stand, stay together and stay 2m apart when passing on the woodland paths
5. Respect the public, they should maintain priority right of way
6. Please put ALL your spent cartridges in the bins provided to help the shoot organisers
7. All Scorecards should be handed in for safekeeping to the white Catering Trailer 'MARKED' collection container before leaving the wood
The following of these rules is primarily down to shooters co-operation, please make this teams of 6 work so we can move forwards and not have to go back to small teams of 2, as previously specified
Thank you, see you all on alternative Sundays - (B&DGC Fixtures List - click here)