Jun 02, 2014 The Running Boar Club Back in February I posted a blog about a planned running boar range. At the time I had yet to finalise the exact details of the venture but it certainly generated a serious amount of interest. Driven boar shooting has grown in popularity dramatically over the last few years and each year hundreds of hunters make the short hop over to the continent in search of this exciting quarry species. The downside is that very few of these hunters have anywhere remotely useful to practice at present with many resorting to rolling tyres down hills or even the use of remote controlled toys to assist, there have even been trips to the continent organised to shoot in cinema type ranges! At present there is only one functional running boar range in the UK and unfortunately this carries several restrictions making it impractical to the average boar shooter needing some vital practice before a potentially expensive trip abroad - lets face it, how many of us would accept an invite to a top quality driven bird day or a days driven grouse without putting in some proper practice beforehand? With all this in mind a plan was put in place to construct an effective and accessible running target range, open to all and demanding enough to hone a shooters skills in order to contend with this difficult and tough quarry with no restrictions on calibres or ammunition. The running gear for the target is tried and tested on the continent so reliability is a given, the current range design allows for a 20 meter track for the target, albeit with some small modifications to the range and whilst some may try to suggest that 20 metres isn't long enough, at distances of 40, 70 and 100 meters, 20 meters is a very realistic distance and will hone the skills for driven shooting perfectly. So, a plan was formulated about how to set about making the dream a reality. The initial cost was quite frankly scary, and so a package was put together to allow the build to go ahead with an investment from the range and from club memberships - a joining of forces so to speak. The initial membership will consist of a two year term, giving full membership of the Home Office approved on site club along with five inclusive sessions on the boar target and zeroing range. Added to which a 10% discount on all RWS or Geco ammunition will be included as well as short notice and priority bookings, open days/members competitions, complimentary hospitality at the CLA gamefair and discounts on future Running boar trips. The cost of the package is £500 and all monies will be held on deposit until such time that the initial build cost is covered. Should the membership not reach the necessary level then all monies will be fully refundable, however with the level of initial interest it is hoped that now the package has been finalised, enough members will commit to make the build a reality. For the opportunity of joining something unique and rather special please do not hesitate to contact us.