Green Acres Sporting Estate presents a British Driven “Trifecta”!
In Illinois, at Green Acres Sporting Estate, we will be opening the season of driven shooting with our own “Glorious Trifecta”, a three-day extravaganza of driven shooting destined to become one of the most unique events in the history of American Sporting Shooting.
This is your chance to be part of it...
Our British Driven Trifecta is comprised of the three signature events upon which Green Acres Sporting Estate has built its reputation as a premiere British-style shooting establishment:
Downton Day, La Grande Battue & Continental Mallards.
This years scheduled event is being held between Friday 11th and Sunday 13th of October.
To reserve your peg on this truly unique shooting event, or to arrange your own private group please call the Club office on (217 395 2588), call Keith on 217 579 0229, or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
So, What's this all about?
Friday October 11th
Our "Downton Day" is a Simulated Driven Shoot. Multiple clays are thrown simultaneously and in rapid succession in the direction of the line of shooters to replicate the experience of a shooting driven partridge and pheasant. The day includes unlimited Clay Birds; be prepared to shoot around 350 shells! This is the ideal way to practice for the following days’ events!
Saturday October 12th:
“La Grande Battue”, French for “The Big Beaten Drive”, brings together all the elements of a great shoot. We’ll warm up the barrels by shooting multiple clay targets from our 60 foot tower. Then, it’s on to confront the 300 pheasants released from our two woodland-concealed towers. Pegs – namely, places on the line of shooters will be strategically placed around the towers’ circumference and are rotated periodically.
As is traditional on a Scottish Estate Shoot party weekend the Saturday post shoot Diner is an evening Dress event with Gentlemen in Jacket and Tie and Ladies in evening/cocktail Dress attire. We will have Green Acres own Bagpiper on hand to “Pipe” the Diner center piece round the table and then entertain Guests through the evening.
Because of diner being served at 6.30pm, there will be a High Tea of Sandwiches and cakes served for Guns and guests on their return from the field at approx. 3pm, allowing time to retire to change for the evening.
Sunday October 13th:
Unlike the traditional American duck hunt, there are no blinds, waders or camouflage in our Continental Mallards shoot. Shooting pegs are located on the shoreline, positioned in the flight path of the driven ducks. You will experience high-flying Mallards filling the sky above you. Pegs will be rotated periodically and the final drive will end when we reach our bag of 300 birds.
As is customary in the British hunting tradition, all of our events will include full hospitality: breakfast, traditional "Elevensies" (nibbles and libations) and a post-shoot three-course gourmet supper, with wine pairings. British style or American Classic shooting attire is strongly encouraged (but in all events, please leave your blaze orange and camouflage attire at home).
PLEASE NOTE: - In keeping with the Etiquette of a British Driven Shoot, only Over & Under or Side By Side Guns are to be used, NO SEMI AUTOS PLEASE! As these are not permitted on a British Estate.
For those of you coming from a distance (or those who just want to get away!), we are also including a kick-off dinner on the evening of Thursday, October 10th at the Green Acres clubhouse.
For local accommodation options see HERE
If you would like to see the event from 2017 please see our videos page HERE
This event is limited to 10 Pegs and is sold only as a package, priced at $2,081.00 per gun for Green Acres members and for non-members, $2,329.00 per gun.
Non-shooting guests/Loaders are welcome to attend and enjoy the events’ hospitality. For non-shooting guests event hospitality fees are:
Friday Downton Day; Members $65, Non Members $85
Saturday Grand battue; Members $95, Non Members $115
Sunday Driven Mallard; Members $85, Non Members $95
To reserve your peg on this truly unique shooting event, please call the Club office on (217 395 2588), call Keith on 217 579 0229, or email email@example.com as soon as possible.