Countryside Clay Shoot 2016 scheduled

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Next year’s Countryside Clay Shoot will be held at the Six Mile Bottom shooting estate, Cambridgeshire, on Saturday 14 May.

The annual charity shoot will once more be raising money for the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust (GWT) and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI), and will be organised by BASC and the CLA.

Twenty-eight teams entered the 2015 event earlier this year, all hoping to win the coveted Hugh van Cutsem Challenge Cup. Taking part were competitors from the Angling Trust, BASC, the Countryside Alliance, CLA, Guns on Pegs, and the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO). These teams of four competed across six stands with a mix of simulated game targets to test their accuracy and speed. The shoot was won by the NGO team, who were presented with the Cup, dedicated to the memory of the keen shot and countryman Hugh van Cutsem.

Steve Bloomfield, BASC England director, said: “The Countryside Clay shoot is a wonderful occasion which raises funds for two very worthwhile causes. We are very much looking forward to next year’s event, which will build on the success of the previous years’ events. It’s definitely a date for the diary.”

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