The Marquis Of Ripon 'Twenty-Eight Bird Challenge'
August & September 2017
Beretta Shotguns - Gamebore Cartridges - Wild Hare Clothing - Green Acres Sportsman's Club
Oh My Lord!
Limited Entrant Event
He was, without question, Top Gun - the greatest game shot Britain has ever produced.
Lord Ripon, never a man to hide his light under a bushel, kept records to prove it.
From 1867, until he dropped dead in the heather after a successful day's grouse shooting in 1923, meticulously inscribed game books record that he accounted for a staggering 556, 813 head.
Pheasants were his prime target - he downed no fewer than 229, 976 at his Yorkshire estate of Studley Royal and other leading estates between 1867 and 1895 alone.
A close friend of George V, he maintained his extraordinary shooting skills to the end, dying with gun in hand at Dallowgill Moor, near Ripon, aged 71, in 1923, after a drive in which he had bagged 51 grouse.
It was once noted that the 'The Marquis' bagged 'Twenty-Eight Pheasants' in a single minute of shooting utilising his preferred 'two loaders' 'three guns' system.
The Marquis of Ripon 'Twenty-Eight Bird Challenge'
3 Guns - 2 Loaders - 1 minute - 28 Birds
Can you beat The Marquis?
August - September 2017
Hosted by - Mr Keith Coyle
Venue - Green Acres Sportsman's Club , Roberts , Illinois
High Gun Winner - Beretta Parallelo worth $6,000
Runner Up - 1000 Gamebore White Gold Cartridges
Third Place - Wild Hare Shooting Jacket & Gun Bag