BASC’s Best In The Field Clay Shoot is a competition with a difference, with targets set to replicate live quarry shooting.

Pre booking is essential for this competition, please call 01234 708893 to reserve your place. 

BASC’s Best In The Field Clay Shoot is back! 

Following the huge success of the the Best In The Field Clay Shoot 2023, the event is back for 2024… but bigger and better! The event is taking place on the 13th and 14th of July here at Sporting Targets, Riseley in Bedfordshire.

Once again, the course will be set by FITASC world champion and shooting coach, Ed Solomons and will follow a game shooting layout, replicating live quarry. This will include pigeon, rabbit, duck, grouse and pheasant, with each stand mimicking the real activity, whether it is in a grouse butt, seated in a pigeon hide or kneeling in a creek.
There will also be freshly prepared tasters of pheasant, partridge, pigeon and venison available to enjoy during the event!

With some fantastic prizes on offer across various categories, the event is suitable for all and one certainly not to miss. Categories include; High Gun, Young Shot, Women’s, Gamekeeper, Parent/ Carer and Child, and Team (up to six people).

Entry fee is £55 for BASC members and £65 for non-members. Included in the cost is: 100 sporting clays competition, plus 20 clays on BASC’s sustainable ammunition pool shoot. You will be able to re-enter the Pool shoot at an extra cost on the day.

When booking by phone please have the following information ready. Pre booking is essentail call: 01234 708893

  1. The day you would like to shoot
  2. The ideal time on that day to start
  3. Your BASC number
  4. If you are entering as a team, your chosen team name (please note top 4 scores to count for awards)
  5. If you are entering as parent and child your chosen team name
  6. Confirmation if you are game keeper

Please note that all shooters must complete an entry form and pay in full by 1st July 2024.



By entering the BASC Best In The Field Clay Shoot, you hereby accept the following terms and conditions related to the competition:


General terms and conditions


1.    The organiser of the shoot is: The British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC), Marford Mill, Rossett, LL12 0HL.

2.    The shoot is hosted by, and entries are to be made to: Sporting Targets, Knotting Lane, Riseley, Bedfordshire. MK44 1BX.

3.    There is no cash alternative for any prizes. Prizes are provided direct to the winner from the sponsor and cannot be substituted.

4.    Winners will receive their prize(‘s) within 30 days unless stated otherwise by the sponsor in writing, following completion of the competition. The exception to this is the prize gifted by Isuzu (tickets will arrive electronically a week before the event).

5.    BASC & Sporting Targets reserve the right to publicise the names and pictures of the winners and runners-up in each section of the competition.  

6.    Personal data will be handled in accordance with BASC’s Privacy Policy, a copy of which is available on our website. (Link here:


Specific competition rules


1.    The Best In The Field Clay Shoot is open to both BASC Members and non BASC Members.

2.    Each category is subject to specific entry requirement as below:

a). High Gun Category: open to all competitors, regardless of age or gender.

b). Women’s Category: open to women of any age.

c). Parent and child category: child can be any age.

d). Young shot category: open to those aged 21 and under.

e). Gamekeeper category: entrants must be professionally employed as a gamekeeper (full or part-time) at the time of the competition or have retired from the profession after a minimum of 5 years. Proof of employment is to be provided by the entrants and will be verified by BASC / Sporting Targets on the day of the competition.

f). All competitors entering any category in this competition must hold a valid shotgun certificate, or if under the age of 21, be accompanied by a valid shotgun certificate holder. This will be verified by BASC / Sporting Targets on the day of the competition.