Country Sports

Country Sports

500

The winner of this fantastic auction lot will enjoy a morning's shooting for four at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School. The RBSS was established over 25 years ago and now employs seven full time professional shooting instructors. It has one of the most expansive grounds in the country and is widely regarded as  the most innovative and forward thinking shooting school in the UK. This experience includes tuition, gun hire if required, safety equipment, cartridges and clays.

Donated by The Royal Berkshire Shooting School.

300

Two days' stalking for one rifle on the vast and spectacular Dundonnell Estate, situated between Ullapool and Gairloch in Wester Ross. The estate is some 33,000 acres and spans from sea level to 3,000 feet. Estate gamekeeper Alasdair Macdonald will look after you during your visit. Besides hind stalking, you will also have the chance to take spectacular photographs and even feed the deer if you wish. This prize is suitable for novices or experienced shooters (a rifle can be provided) and is for one person or two people sharing and is to be taken between 21st October 2017 – 31 January 2018. 

Donated by Dundonnell Estate.

3000

Situated around an hour from Dublin, Coolattin Estate spans around 3,000 acres and provides some of the best shooting in Ireland. Each year the gamekeeper and his team put down at least 30,000 pheasant, 15,000 duck and 4,000 red leg partridge; a driven day at the estate can see bags of 300-400 birds. This prize, kindly donated by Fiach Dowling of Coolattin Estate, offers two guns the opportunity to join a line of eight for a driven day with full Irish Shoot hospitality including morning tea and scones, sit down cooked lunch and further light refreshments after the shoot. You and your guest will be joining Donal McCloy’s party so great company and a jovial atmosphere are guaranteed. Overnight accommodation at the nearby Mount Wolsley Hotel is also included. The winning bidder can choose from 5th December, 3rd January or 24th January.

Donated by Fiach Dowling, Coolattin Estate.

600

Set in the idyllic serenity of the Angus Glens, the Clova Estate spans some 8,000 acres of rugged countryside. Following a day stag stalking you can retire to The Glen Clova Hotel with your partner for dinner, bed and breakfast. The historic country hotel dates back to the Drovers Inn of the 1850s and is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and botanical interest. Please note this is for one rifle and is to be taken on a date to be mutually agreed. 

Donated by The Glen Clova Hotel & Clova Estate.

2000

This lot, kindly donated by Philip and Symon Simmers, offers two guns as part of a line of eight on a mixed pheasant and partridge day at Backmuir, by Keith. Backmuir presents challenging birds and this is sure to be an enjoyable day with great company. Breakfast and lunch are included and the date is to be mutually agreed with Philip Simmers.

Donated by Philip & Symon Simmers. 

400

Malcolm Grey of Greys of Alnwick is renowned as one of the world's finest rod designers. This rod is built on high quality carbon blanks with the best quality reel fittings and lathe turned cork handles with full open bridge. Also included is an Orvis Mach Large Arbor Reel and Greys rod bag.

Donated by Ultimate Fishing Supplies.

1500

An informal day's walked up pheasant shooting for four guns at Gerard Eadie's estate, Finderlie which is situated near Kinross. The varied terrain around Finderlie has mature woodlands and good natural cover, making it an ideal location for walked up shooting. As you would expect at Finderlie, the hospitality will be second to none and your day will begin with coffee and crispy bacon rolls. Elevenses and picnic lunch will be served out in the field and after your day shooting, you'll return to the 'howff' to relax with a shoot dinner, entertainment from Jock the Box and a few drams from Gerard's extensive whisky collection. Date to be mutually agreed in December 2017.

Donated by Gerard Eadie CBE & Jock the Box.

700

Paul Harris is a highly skilled craftsman and well-respected maker of bespoke field sport accessories. He uses the very best of materials to craft his hunting knives, sourcing more unusual materials from all over the world. This hunting knife has been made with a handle of stabilised giraffe shin bone, which is widely regarded as one of the finest materials in the world for knife-making. It is fitted with handmade mosaic pins and a 6mm mosaic lanyard hole to secure to the tang. The blade itself is made from RWL440c stainless steel with a tapered tang. The blade and handle have been ergonomically designed, with shaped finger guard and palm swell, allowing it to rest perfectly in your hand. The knife comes with a handmade leather sheath with detachable belt loop and a detachable magnesium Ferro Rod, making it ideal for bushcraft or camping. It is presented in its own box and would make a very special gift for any country sportsman.

Dopnated by Paul Harris.

1000

Novar Estate is a thriving Highland estate, situated some 20 miles north of Inverness and extending to 20,000 acres of farmland, forestry, shooting and fishing. This lot, kindly donated by Ronald and Erica Munro Ferguson, offers a day’s walked up shooting for up to four guns to be taken between late November and the end of the season. During your break at Novar, you and your guests will have the opportunity to shoot a variety of game including pheasant, partridge, snipe, woodcock, rabbit and duck. Also included is two nights’ accommodation in one of the estate’s beautifully furnished three-bedroom cottages. A comfortable stay is guaranteed and your hosts will ensure the fridge is fully stocked with breakfast provisions and a home-cooked supper. Date to be mutually agreed.

Donated by Novar Estate.

4000

This is the chance of a lifetime for two guns to shoot on a flight line in the beautiful Cordoba Highlands of Argentina; recognised as the best place in the world for wing shooting. You’ll be well looked after by your host, Stephen Marsden and this outstanding prize includes four and a half days’ shooting with accommodation provided at the charming El Cielo lodge. El Cielo is situated in a town called La Granja, north of Cordoba city, surrounded by the rolling wooded hills of the Sierra Chicas. The lodge has seven bedrooms and there is a comfortable living room for relaxing with a drink after a hard day’s shooting. All food, drinks and guns are included in this lot. Date to be agreed in February 2018. Flights, shells, loaders and tips are not included, but flights can be arranged for you by the hosts.

Donated by Gabriel Iturria & Nicolas Funes

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