It’s not long now un­til the North­ern Shoot­ing Show opens its doors to the masses of shoot­ing en­thu­si­asts who will be head­ing to York­shire. Find out what’s on of­fer this year…

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In the two short years that the North­ern Shoot­ing Show has been run­ning, it has gained a sim­i­lar sta­tus and is favourably com­pared to other shows that have been around for years. It re­turns on 12 and 13 May to the York­shire Event Cen­tre in Har­ro­gate for the third time, and is an ab­so­lute must-visit for any­one in the shoot­ing world.

Man­u­fac­tur­ers, distrib­u­tors and re­tail­ers will be ex­hibit­ing in the stun­ning York­shire stone, state-of-the art ex­hi­bi­tion halls, while out­side, the at­mos­phere and feel of the show is more akin to a game fair.

Ex­pect a huge 500m clay line packed with com­pe­ti­tions, man­u­fac­tur­ers’ have-a-go ar­eas, CPSA clay shoot­ing in­struc­tion, BASC game shoot­ing coach­ing and MLAGB demon­stra­tions. There will also be a ‘pay and play’ prac­ti­cal shot­gun steel target set up with a prize for fastest shot over the week­end.

The man­u­fac­tur­ers now con­firmed as of­fer­ing demon­stra­tions on the Eley Hawk-spon­sored clay line are: Ben­nelli, Beretta, Bet­tin­soli, Blaser, Breda, Brown­ing, Fausti, Longth­orne, Maroc­chi, Miroku, Rem­ing­ton, Per­razi and Winch­ester.

The huge Gundog Field has com­pe­ti­tions, demon­stra­tions and clin­ics, and this year in­cludes a sem­i­nar area where you can learn more about look­ing af­ter and train­ing your dog.

His­toric guns and mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles will be on dis­play for those who love their vin­tage firearms, and there will be crafts­peo­ple show­ing the skill it takes to make the finest guns and shoot­ing-re­lated prod­ucts.

The show team are also hugely proud that they have led the way in hav­ing po­lice firearm li­cens­ing de­part­ments in at­ten­dance with some of­fer­ing grant in­ter­views, vari­a­tions and re­newals on the day. There are no less than seven forces at­tend­ing this year!

The dif­fer­ent ar­eas of the North­ern Shoot­ing Show al­low vari­able lev­els of pric­ing for ex­hibitors, which means the show not only at­tracts large man­u­fac­tur­ers but also small spe­cial­ist re­tail­ers, which makes for a more var­ied and in­ter­est­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for show go­ers.

The air­gun ranges al­ways prove pop­u­lar with adults and chil­dren alike, and there’s also a huge air­soft area with ev­ery­thing for the air­soft shooter all in one place, in­clud­ing com­pe­ti­tions and unique ex­pe­ri­ences. What­ever your in­ter­est, you will find it in this stun­ning coun­try set­ting lo­cated near the A1 and M62.

Prac­tise shot­gun shoot­ing at steel tar­gets in the ‘pay and play’ area I Early Bird vis­i­tors will avoid the queues and get in 30 min­utes early I Dogs are wel­come in out­door ac­tiv­ity ar­eas but are not al­lowed within the ex­hi­bi­tion halls, and must be kept...

The sem­i­nar area will pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity to learn some new train­ing tech­niques

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