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.
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.
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.
Entry to the exclusive Woodcock Club is exacting but relatively straightforward - shoot a witnessed right and left and you're…
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If you think you are eligible to become a member and attend the dinner contact firstname.lastname@example.org.