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The 2018 Lady’s Wood Challenge

ladys wood challengeThe qualifying period for the annual Lady’s Wood Challenge (sponsored by Hull Cartridge and Fieldsports Magazine) opens on May 1 and runs until July 27.

Entries are invited between Tuesday to Friday each week for £55. And, during the qualifying period, whoever has the highest score at the end of each fortnight will win a year’s subscription to Fieldsports.

The ‘Super Final’ will be held on Friday, August 3 at Lady’s Wood Shooting School, where finalists will compete for a peg on a 200-bird day at a private high-bird shoot in Gloucestershire.

To book your qualifying round please call 01454 294546 or visit www.ladyswood.co.uk

 

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