About Us

The Plucked Pheasant is a clay pigeon shooting events company arranging bespoke shooting events for both experienced and novice shots. Our speciality lies in arranging simulated game days where we give a true 'thrills without quills' experience making each day as authentic as possible. We also offer bespoke shooting days which are ideal for any events or celebrations including corporate events or charity fundraisers.

 

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, with exquisite hospitality where almost any request is possible.

All of our events revolve around the clients wishes, making each event completely unique, whether that be a day full of luxuries or a fantastic experience on a limited budget, we cater for everyone. 

 

 We are based in an exclusive shooting location in Somerset with spectacular views across the Chew Valley to the Mendips. It provides some truly challenging shooting  experiences, especially with driven game simulated targets where we can imitate the flights of game birds. We are also able to travel to any private land nationwide, allowing our expertise to come to you.

 

The business began in 2018, when both partners in life and in business, Francesca & Richard began planning and setting up The Plucked Pheasant. We are passionate about luxury hospitality alongside countryside pursuits and aim to give clients the best clay shooting experience possible.

The Plucked Pheasant is a fully insured partnership and both Richard and Francesca are qualified as first aiders. 

We are also Trade members of BASC (The British Association of Shooting and Conservation).

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 - RICHARD EDWARD LANE -
Managing Director -
- FRANCESCA ST CLAIR-WILCOX -
 - Managing Director -

Richard grew up on a farm in Somerset and has been shooting since he was fourteen, both competitively and recreationally. He met his better half Francesca while studying in Bath. During his degree at the Royal Agricultural University he captained the successful shooting team where he met many keen shooting enthusiasts. Ever since Richard had a shooting license he has been working part time at a shooting ground, both setting targets and coaching clients, therefore he has learnt huge amounts that he applies on our shoot days. Richard handles all the behind the scenes arrangements making sure everything runs smoothly and without any problems. 

Francesca developed a love of countryside pursuits through meeting Richard. She brings a wealth of experience to her role as managing director from her previous jobs as an asset coordinator and company secretary. On a shoot day Francesca is the face of the company, overseeing all of the hospitality and ensuring every demand is met. She brings a feminine touch to our days that ensures all the finishing touches are completed perfectly. Outside of the shoot days, Francesca oversees all decisions made and assists with the accounts and daily organising, from website management to replying to enquiries.