Join me for a series
of One-Day Wing & Clay Shooting Schools tailored especially
for the upland hunter.
Highly skilled guides, world class pointing dogs and fast
hard flying bobwhite quail ensure even the best shot will
Sporting Clays Schools
Cost per student is $550.00 with a maximum of 4 students
and includes all clays, gun club fees and lunch. Ammunition
is not included.
One-Day Wing Shooting Schools
Designed specifically for Wing Shooters, these schools are
limited to 4 students only.
Cost per shooter is $750.00 and includes all clays, gun
club fees, lunch, wagon, guide, dogs and 8 quail. Additional
birds are $10.00 each.
Ammunition is not included.
Cost $300 - 4 slots available
The Historic Ford Plantation, just South
of Savannah, GA, is planning a very special weekend, February
20 - 22, 2004.
Only 12 guests will stay in The Ford Plantation’s
Guest facilities, and will enjoy a wonderful array of activities:
One-Day Wing Shooting School with Chris Batha at The Dorchester
Shooting Preserve: Four students start with Sporting Clays,
a Southern-Style Lunch, and in the afternoon guests, guides
and dogs hunt fast-flying Bob-white Quail.
Golf, Equestrian Activities and Tours of Historic Savannah
This Ford Plantation Weekend is $1500.00 for the Shooting
Participant; Non-Shooters are $200.00 per day. All accommodations,
meals, plantation activities and on-site transportation
are included. A 50 percent deposit is required.
most frequently asked at Shows and Schools is “How
difficult is it to travel with my guns to the UK?”
The answer is: if the correct paperwork is put in place,
it’s very simple and hassle free.
How To Do It Going Over...
If you are intending to visit the UK to shoot, you need
to ask your host or agent to apply for a Temporary Visitor’s
License. They will require your full name, date of birth,
occupation and address. All the guns you bring need
to be described by make, gauge, type and serial number.
If you wish to purchase guns while in the UK, ask your
host/agent to include the gauges you wish to purchase,
12, 20 etc., in the application.
The application generally takes one month to process,
so the earlier you apply for your visitor’s permit
When the license is issued, your host/agent will mail
it to you in the US. When you arrive in the UK, your
guns (having been declared in the US when you booked
in) will be taken through to
clearing immigration and collecting your bags, you will
proceed to the customs hall.
There you will find your guns waiting for you. On producing
your visitors permit, the customs officer will check
your guns against the permit and wave you on your way.
... And Coming Back...
On your departure from the UK, you will declare the
guns when booking in. A security guard will escort you
through customs where the same procedure you experienced
on entering the country occurs. You then pass through
a security screening of your gun cases, and finally,
they are taken from you and placed directly on the plane.
Be sure that you have applied for the appropriate temporary
export and return forms for your guns from USA Customs
before beginning your journey.You will need these to
bring them back into the USA to avoid paying duty on
I hope this helps you have a successful and hassle-free
trip to the UK!
“Mastering the Double Gun”
Approach to the Instructional Video with Chris Batha
& Bruce Scott
Learn to follow your instincts
with Chris Batha, Chief Instructor and Gunfitter for
Churchill Gunmakers and Bruce Scott of the Shotgun
Journal. Their combination of classic wingshooting
techniques and proven clay - busting tips is packed
with technical and practical information.
Stansbury styles plus the three major techniques are demonstrated
with the “EYE CAM” on the layouts, high towers
and grouse butts of the Churchill Shooting Grounds, London,
For the Wing Shooter who shoots clays, for the Clay Shooter
• The Instinctive Shot
• Technique Analysis
• Target Tactics for Wing and Clay
• Classic Styles
• The New Eye Cam Technology
• The Fundamentals
• Gun Fit
• Choosing Your Double Gun
• Buying a Pre-owned Gun
• Correct Gun Handling
• The Side by Side
To order your copy please send a check for $64.95 (specifying
VHS or DVD) to Chris Batha Shooting Schools, 43 Pinckney Colony
Road, Okatie SC 29909-4100. Shipping is included.