Calling all ladies that shoot or would like to shoot


Lady Guns Group

Lady Guns Group

A new group - Devon and Somerset Lady Guns has been launched to help likeminded women get together, learn to or improve their shooting skills and generally have great fun!

The group has grown in number and now provides ladies with shooting coaching through two shooting schools - Ashcombe Adventure Centre, nr Exeter in Devon and Brooksbank, nr Cheddar in Somerset.

"This is a great opportunity for ladies interested in shooting who want to meet others that share their enthusiasm.  It doesn't matter whether or not you have ever shot a gun before - the group's members have different experiences of shooting, ranging from the experienced clay shooter, regular game shooters and complete beginners."  Says Debbie Ironside-Smith, Chairman of the new group.

The group intends to arrange regular coaching tuition days, practise days and social events.  Other activities might include team competitions, talks and game cookery evenings, gun dog training demonstrations.  As the group grows more activities will be arranged across the two counties and possibly beyond.  The possibilities are wide ranging and so it will be up to the group to decide what they are most interested in and would like to do!

Jamie Stewart, South West Regional Director of BASC says "This is an exciting opportunity for lady guns or those ladies aspiring to take up shooting in the South West to get involved. BASC are delighted to be associated with this initiative."

For more information or to join the group please contact Debbie Ironside-Smith on or 01626 890450, or have a look at the group's Facebook page.

Devon & Someset Lady Guns


Date added: Wednesday 16th March 2011
Latest updated: Tuesday 7th October 2014


who offer Shooting

Hescott Shoot

There has been a shoot at Hescott for over 30 years. Offering between 10 and 12 days shooting each season with bags of between 30 and 40. There is always a sprinkling of woodcock and previous bags have included the odd snipe or duck.

Dorset Game Birds

The Dorset Game Birds formed in 2006 by four lady shots and now welcomes new members from across the County.

Taw & Torridge Wildfowling Club

We are based in Barnstaple, North Devon, and were formed in 1975 by a small group of enthusiasts to protect the sport of wildfowling, as there were plans to turn the entire Taw estuary into a bird reserve.