Could you join the Shooting Times Woodcock Club?

It has been a vintage year for the Shooting Times Woodcock Club, with 39 new members — compared with 19 last year — and applications still coming in, which brings current membership to over 1,400.

 

Woodcock II by Seeland

Clothing company Seeland are sponsoring this year’s Woodcock Club dinner. Aptly they offer a range range named Woodcock II.

The increase in applications, which are sent in by those who have shot a right-and-left at woodcock in the presence of two witnesses, is probably down to good falls of the migratory waders across the country over the past season. The prestigious club started in 1949 and meets each year for a dinner that raises key funds for the GWCT’s woodcock research.
The common expression “a feather in your cap” is thought to derive from the practice of someone putting the pin feather of a woodcock in their hatband after 
a successful shot.

Shooting Times Woodcock Club badge

Members of the Woodcock Club get to sport this badge

Our Woodcock Club badge and tie are designed with four pin feathers on a green background and are proudly worn at game fairs and shoots around the country. Every year members gather together to enjoy dinner, talk about sporting exploits and listen to a guest speaker. This year the dinner is being sponsored by Seeland and takes place on Thursday, 21 March 2019 at the Savile Club in Mayfair, London, where 
the guest speaker will be 
Sir Nicholas Soames.

If you think you are eligible to become a member and attend the dinner contact sarah.pratley@ti-media.com.