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I was bought a “have a go voucher”

I was bought a “have a go voucher”

My family have always shot and my Great Uncle has been a gamekeeper all his working life, he was even the head Gamekeeper at Harewood House. I always remember growing up being fascinated with what he did and always looked forward to the Game season as I knew when Christmas came around my Grandad would be given a Pheasant to dress and that was part of the Christmas dinner sorted.

I also encouraged the husband to have a go

It was until 2015, that i had my first go at shooting when I was bought a “have a go voucher” as a Christmas present and I think it’s fair to say that the rest is history. Several lessons and a year later I was (and still am) the proud owner of my first gun. Within this year I also encouraged the husband to have a go and well he now shoots too! I think he thought if he doesn’t get involved he might never see me. We now spend our weekend’s at the clay ground. 

Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club and Femme Fatales.

From getting my own gun I went on to do a few ladies days with the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club and Femme Fatales. I’ve met so many wonderful ladies from these shooting clubs and made some lifelong friends. It’s also one of the ladies that runs the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club event at my local ground who put me in contact with my local Game Shoot which I now beat on, one & half seasons on and I love it!

I didn’t just want to be “a gun”

I didn’t just want to be “a gun”, so I’m glad I got the opportunity to join a shoot. I’ve learnt so much about the countryside and game shooting through beating and over the course of 4 months and I hang out with my mates on Saturday, what is there not to love? With the added bonus of coming home with some lovely birds. I had my first game day on 17th December 2018 with Fine Field Sporting, what a perfect way for any ladies like me, who just wanted to go on her own and shoot with other ladies to get into game shooting.

Etiquette of the day

I had an instructor with me for the whole day who put me totally at ease and taught me all about the etiquette of the day, and it’s fair to say with his help and guidance I shot my share of the bag. I’ve done a couple of days with Lisa at Fine Field Sporting and fingers crossed I can out with her this season. I’ve also had the honour of shooting with the team I beat with in some of the most stunning countryside and some of the highest birds I’ve ever seen. That’s a day I will never forget.

My advice to any ladies that just want to try, just do it. You won’t regret it. There are so many ladies days around the country and everyone I have met has been so welcoming to the sport and also very supportive. Social media is a great way to find events and also like minded people. In this time where our health and well being is a top priority and we have all found a love for the great outdoors, what better way to get out more and take a break from it all, then a few hours at your local clay ground?  

As soon as I picked up a gun I was in love with shooting!

As soon as I picked up a gun I was in love with shooting!

I got into shooting two and half years ago through my dad and a couple friends. I have been brought up in the countryside and enjoyed so much time out with my Dad and Grandad helping on the farm, shooting and just spending time in the great outdoors. As soon as I picked up a gun I was in love with it as a hobby and now shoot twice a week. I also own a sprocker called Kemble who I take with me when I go beating, I try and get out as much as possible during the season and I’m hoping to add some extra ones in this year.

I spend my free time shooting both clays and game


I spend my free time shooting both clays and game/pest control, off roading in my modified Suzuki Jimny and Land Rover. I love shooting as I find it really relaxing and fun to do and love taking myself off to a hide and spending time just chilling out and shooting, I’m a country girl at heart and just love being able to be out in the great outdoor. I also enjoy taking myself away and finding a nice peaceful spot in the middle of nowhere and just camping out in my truck and enjoying the surroundings and roughing it up a bit lol

I have struggled as I am left handed

I have struggled as I am left handed and finding a gun to fit was a challenge. I have just picked up a brand new left handed Caesar Guerini Syren which has transformed my shooting, amazing the difference a properly fitted gun makes. So much so that I have my first competition in a week and a half and am confident I should do well if I can keep the nerves under control.With regards to clay shooting I initially shot sporting with Dad at our local club and then went on to add sport trap and occasional skeet.

I want to inspire and empower women to get involved in field sports, shooting and off-roading

My future aspirations are to get better at shooting and to get properly classified by doing competitions etc. I also want to build my brand and followers on Instagram and other social media platforms to help inspire and empower women to get involved in field sports, shooting, off-roading etc and to hold events aimed specifically at women so they can come and try the sports too!