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10 reasons to visit the Northern Shooting Show 2018

Despite only launching in 2016, the Northern Shooting Show has already become a not-to-be-missed event and here's why

Northern Shooting Show 2018

Taking place on Sat 12th & Sun 13th May 2018, at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate, over 300 exhibitors will be in attendance and it’s a must for Northern-based shooters.

Show organiser Richard Stokes comments: “Most of our established game and country fairs are based in the south of the country but a lot of folk here in the north aren’t prepared to drive three hours or more to get to them,” he said.

1. Firearms licensing

Eight firearms departments will be in attending, offering variations to firearms licenses, renewals and grant interviews on the day. Departments are from: North Yorkshire , West Yorkshire , South Yorkshire , Durham, Cleveland, Humberside, Lincolnshire & Lancashire…

2. Major manufacturers

The Manufacturers line includes: Bennelli, Beretta, Bettinsoli, Blaser, Breda, Browning, Fausti, Longthorne, Marocchi, Miroku, Remington, Perrazi, Winchester.

David Stapley of ISB brands said: “We will be showcasing the new Liberty Light and Crown products, along with all the other Browning, Miroku and Winchester products on our manufacturers area on the clayline.

3. Specialist retailers

As well as the big names, the show has also attracted small specialist retailers.

The clayline at the Northern Shooting Show 2018

The clayline at the Northern Shooting Show 2018

4. Longer clayline

This year the clayline has doubled in size with the shooting line now 550m. Eley Hawk will be hosting the clayline.

5. The chance to win a Browning 525 Sporter

The winner of the Northern Shooting Show 50 bird Sporting competition will win a new Browning 525 Sporter.

6. An introduction to shooting

Femme Fatales, Dryfire and The Shotgun and Chelsea Bun Club will be there along with other shooting clubs to have a meet up and introduce visitors that haven’t shot before into the sport.

7. A look into the past

Popular black powder muzzle loading demonstrations will take place. History guns and military vehicles will also be on display. 

  Northern Shooting Show 2018  8. Airsoft shooting

There’s a huge airsoft area indoors – “The Airsoft Experience” with everything for the airsoft shooter, including competitions.  It’s called an experience because that’s exactly what it is. 

Northern Shooting Show 20189. Gundogs

 The Gundog Field has competitions, demonstrations and a clinic. 

Simon Jewitt of Stoneycairn Gundogs will be passing on his expert knowledge in the gundog demonstration area with gundog training & demonstrations. He will be looking at steadiness, recall, directional work, holding ground, jumping marked birds, and working as a team. There will also be a problem solving session.

Northern Shooting Show 201810. Bushcraft

If you’re forever trying to get your kids away from screens, then take them along to the Bushcraft area where they can see how to make shelters and structures from wood, how to light a fire in an emergency, and how to prepare game in the field amongst other survival skills.

Book early for a discount

Visit Northern Shooting Show to purchase a £12 adult, £3 child Early Bird ticket to the show (which includes free parking) and save £3.