Holland and Holland

A comprehensive deer stalking course designed to take the complete novice through the basics of stalking. On completion of the course, the shooter should be capable of hunting with a professional stalker in Scotland or elsewhere.

The course includes three one hour lessons (or one three hour session) designed to take a novice through all the basics of safe rifle handling. This includes how to assess if a shot is safe, basic stalking shooting positions, simulated high seat, shooting off sticks, prone from a bi-pod and rolled up bag/coat and free standing and kneeling. At the end of the course, the shooter will be equipped to pass the “Stalkers Rifle Test” which forms part of many classroom based (mainly non-shooting) stalking courses.

The rifle range offers 100-yard targets from full weather protected position with a 50-yard option also available.

No prior rifle shooting experience is necessary, all equipment, suitable stalking calibre rifle with scope sight, ammunition, shooting aids, targets, tuition from our experienced instructors who are all keen stalkers themselves, range hire and hearing/eye protection is included. You are welcome to use your own rifle should you have one.

The final lesson will include a live run through of the commonly used “Stalkers Rifle Test” and a logbook detailing the elements of the course you have successfully completed, along with your target, will be issued. This may assist in your application for a Firearms Certificate. Should you opt to take the Level One Deer Stalking Course you can be confident of your shooting abilities.

The course is available Monday to Saturday by appointment only. The cost is £395 per person, including up to 150 x .22 rimfire and 50 x .243 rounds, rifle hire (if required) and all necessary safety equipment.

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The Shooting Grounds Ducks Hill Road, Northwood, HA6 2ST +44 (0) 1923 825349

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