After all the disappointments and worries of the last two years it's great news that we can go out and about once more to meet up with friends and see the latest fieldsports kit.
The Northern Shooting Show 2022 is happening again.
10 things to see and do at the Northern Shooting Show 2022
Shooting enthusiasts and their families will find plenty to occupy their time. There’s clay shooting, airguns, rifles, gundogs, bushcraft and airsoft. You’ll also benefit from free parking and free entry for children, thanks to BASC.
More and more women are taking up shooting and so this year the Northern Shooting Show is launching the Ladies Lounge, where visitors can chat to members of shooting group Country Girls UK and find out more about women’s shooting events and competitions. They will also be able to try on stylish country clothing from Hunt and Hall.
The Gamebore Cartridges Clayline
Head to the Clayline to try clay shooting for the first time, hone your skills, check out the latest new guns on offer from leading manufacturers or take part in a challenging competition.
The Airsoft Experience
Have a go at Airsoft for the first time, browse the latest equipment and accessories and chat to experts from local clubs and organisations to learn more about this tactical, fast-paced sport.
The Gundog Field
The 2022 Gundog Field will be hosted by award-winning gundog trainer Darren Kirk and will include a gundog clinic where visitors have the chance to chat to trainers about any challenges and issues with their dog. There will be competitions and plenty of events to watch.
Air rifles and pistols to try and experts on hand to answer questions. Leading airgun brands, show specials and deals and the chance to ‘try before you buy’.
The Rifle Zone
An opportunity to check out the vast array of guns from specialist rifle manufacturers along with some of the best custom builders in the country. As well as the rifles themselves you can take in reloading demonstrations and browse a massive array of ammunition and reloading equipment.
The HFT Championships Sponsored by Vortex Optics
The HFT Championship will be set in an attractive wooded area with ponds and manicured grassed banking close to the main entrance. On the Saturday of the show visitors can try their hand at shooting Hunter Field Targets (HFTs) with the help and supervision of experts, then on the Sunday the competition itself takes place. It’s set to attract hundreds of entrants with Vortex Optics gifting a Vortex scope for the overall winner, another scope as a prize for the free raffle and Vortex caps free to every Junior-class shooter.
The Yorkshire Auctioneer
Meet TV presenter and popular auctioneer Angus Ashworth at this year’s Northern Shooting Show. Also known as The Yorkshire Auctioneer, Angus has been a regular expert on the much-loved daytime TV shows Antiques Road Trip and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.
The NGO Gamekeepers Row
Gamekeepers Row reflects the rich shooting and fieldsports heritage of the Yorkshire area and offers visitors the chance to learn more about gamekeeping and how it is vital for the upkeep of the countryside and conservation. Join members of the NGO for a cup of tea and learn more about their fascinating profession as well as chatting to representatives from the National Organisation of Beaters & Pickers Up and The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust.
The Bushcraft Area
Perfect for allowing kids to let off some steam and for adults to learn something new, the Bushcraft area shares a range of outdoor, hunting and survival skills aimed at helping people survive and thrive in the natural environment. Daily shows in the Bushcraft Area include pigeon and crow shooting, wildfowling and game calling.
For tickets and more information, visit The Northern Shooting Show here.