Simulated game shooting days or “sim days” are very popular in Britain with experienced and novice shotgun shooters.
Sim days are an exhilarating and fun way to either learn more about how a driven game shooting day works or to hone your shooting skills in a more relaxed setting. Sim days are also considerably less expensive than driven shooting days. They also appeal to people who like to shoot sporting clays but not live game.
On driven shooting days poaching your neighbouring Gun’s birds is deeply frowned upon but on sim days it is not only encouraged but almost compulsory.
Four to five drives of two flushes each (so Guns and Loaders can swap around) are normally shot and a delicious two or three course lunch and refreshments are usually included in the cost of the day.
Sim days are both a wonderful way to fill in the summer months while we wait for the next shooting season and to meet new friends.