Target Shooting News: Nation’s Favourite Shooting Ground is back!

Clay Shooting magazine’s poll to select the nation’s favourite shooting ground is back. Who gets your vote this year?

Can South West Shooting School hold on to their crown?

To find out how to vote, just head to our online voting form —

What’s your favourite shooting ground near you? What about the best one for Trap, or Skeet? And the best one full stop?

Everyone has their personal picks, and we all know that barely anyone agrees on which ground truly is the best. That’s why the Nation’s Favourite Shooting Ground poll, run by Clay Shooting magazine, has been so enduringly popular – it’s voted for by the shooting public, which means you can have your say and help your favourite ground win.

Plus, it gives crucial recognition to the ground owners and managers who work hard at all hours of day and night to put on excellent shoots and keep us coming back week after week.

Of course, a good clay ground is about more than targets. It’s about the quality of the facilities, variety of activities on offer, friendliness of the staff, availability of a decent bacon roll after you’ve finished your round… and the Nation’s Favourite Shooting Ground takes all those into account.

You can vote using any criteria you choose, and there are categories for regional grounds, discipline-specific grounds and of course the Best Breakfast award.

Everything else is down to you. Every ground in the UK is eligible, the categories go to a public vote, and the one with the most votes in each category wins – simple as that. That makes these awards a true gauge of the opinion of the shooting community, and that’s why we’re so proud to run them every year.

Southdown was a two-time winner of the award in 2017 and 2018

Runners and riders

The Nation’s Favourite Shooting Ground award has gone to a different ground nearly every year – a sign of its open and democratic nature. The only ground that ever managed to hold on to the title was Southdown, which won in 2017 and 2018 – but was denied the hattrick last year by South West Shooting School’s victory.

This year, the competition is wide open once again. Will we see a familiar winner or will an up-and-coming ground rise through the ranks and take the crown? Voting closes at the end of January, so we’ll find out in a few short months…

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