Shooting with Covid-19
Updated Aug 5th The Essex S.G. is available to book via this page, please read ALL OF IT CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING. If everyone respects social distancing and the new procedures then hopefully over time we can get back to normality.
If you feel unwell, have been told to shield yourself, or you are supposed to be isolating, do not come.
If you are one of the small minority who thinks social distancing isn’t necessary (and thinks 2m is closer to 20cm), do not come to any of our shoots please, we don’t want you there.
Travel independently unless with an immediate family member (same household). When you arrive park 2m away from the nearest vehicle. If the car park has no obvious parking place available, use the big grass field on the right as you drive in, again 2m away from anyone else. You are welcome to use the big grass field anyway if you prefer.
Groups to be limited to four shooters. If from the same household one can use the buttons to release targets for each other. If from different households you’ll need to use the solo delay. You cannot button for each other while still maintaining social distancing. When you book in on the day you'll be offered a hand sanitiser dispenser to borrow, to take with you around the course. We also have disposable gloves you can use for button pushing, please ask for them on the day if required.
Bring PPE with you if you wish, gloves, wipes etc. as you’ll require.
Pay by card or bring exact cash for the round if possible. Clays are still 28p each at the Essex S.G. , cartridges from £6 per 25. Contact less payment limit has been increased to £45.
Hot / cold drinks & snacks available for consumption outside only.
Bring the minimal amount of kit to carry.
When you’ve finished shooting, settle your account and go home please.
There will be no scorecards, pens, or scoreboards available. You must either use your own or use an app on your phone.
The skeet range will be available only to book by the hour, max group of 3 shooters + 1 gloved button pusher, minimum charge of 100 clays per hour, 50 each if there are 2 shooters. Booking for skeet by email please, not the booking form at the bottom of this page, which is for the sporting & DTL layouts only.
Do not enter the skeet range unless you’ve booked it. Do not queue at the skeet range either please.
There will be no lessons available for anyone without their own gun until social distancing is completely removed. Coaching complete beginners is not permitted under any circumstances until social distancing requirements are completely removed.
You will not be able bring non-license holders to use your guns unless they have had some recent prior experience at an organised clay pigeon shoot & are from your household.
You cannot share guns with anyone outside of your own household, or pick up other guests' guns.
You will be able to bring one non-license holder from your own household to release the targets for you if required, if you are on your own. Please do not bring lots of spectators with you.
We will not be lending anyone any guns, earmuffs, safety glasses or anything at all. Bring with you what you will need. Cartridges are available for sale as usual, bring your SGC with you every time please.
We will not require membership cards for the foreseeable future, you will need to complete the booking form below at least 24 hours ( 72 hours ideally ) before you attend, just your name on the day will be required to get a counter. If you book on the day you probably won't receive an email confirmation, in this case either arrive as per your booking, or call 07768 742117 to check that its okay.
You will be expected to check this page, read and understand any new procedures/restrictions before you visit any of the venues, each and every time until further notice.
We will change what we can to make every shoot run as smoothly as possible. This is a work in progress and any useful suggestions are always welcome.
Undoubtedly we’ll need to limit the customers on the layouts at any one time.
This will be done by limiting the number of counters available at any one time & operating a booking system.
To book in please complete the form below, you can book for up to 6 days in advance only.
In the interests of fairness you will only get the chance to book in either arrive very late or not at all once. After that you are welcome to arrive later and wait for a counter if necessary.
You’ll receive an auto reply confirmation email immediately. If you don't receive one it means either you've not entered your email address correctly, or you haven't completed the form correctly. If this happens please fill in the form again.
Feel free to arrive 15 minutes early, we’re planning on opening the gate earlier, but no shooting can start until we’re allowed to.
The booking times available are as follows: updates will appear here ASAP as places are booked.
Wednesdays, Thursdays & the alternate Saturdays 11am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm SHOOTING MUST STOP BEFORE 3PM
Fridays 12pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm SHOOTING MUST STOP BEFORE 4PM
SUNDAY SHOOTS UPDATE:
THREE ACRES NEXT SHOOT AUGUST 16th, PLEASE CALL DAVE BASS TO BOOK IN 07379 104128
COPFURN RE-OPENING TBC. If you would like to be notified when Copfurn is available to book please send an email to Olly with " Copfurn booking " in the subject line.
You are quite welcome to call 07768 742117 from your car and ask if you can shoot or ask how busy it is before you start your journey.
Feel free to email any questions to us. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don't send Olly text messages to book as glasses are required to read them nowadays! He can’t tally up text messages with the online diary like he can emails, he’s a much better shooter than he is a texter…
The skeet range is the only range that requires a separate booking. Due to only 1 skeet range open & only 4 bookings per day, suggest putting 1st, 2nd & 3rd choice options on emails to avoid complete disappointment, bookings confirmed in date & time order of emails received. Below is current skeet range available start times updated on Aug 5th. Email Olly to book
Skeet range Aug 5th 11am ,
Skeet range Aug 6th full
Skeet range Aug 7th, 2pm, 3pm
Skeet range Aug 8th 11am,
Online Registration Form
You will receive an auto-reply confirmation email immediately. If you don't receive one it means either you've not entered your email address correctly, or you haven't completed the form correctly. If this happens please fill in the form again.