I have been shooting for the last couple of years but prior to that I had no knowledge or experience of shooting sports. I didn’t realise how accessible shooting is, no matter your background!

My first experience of shooting was a lesson at Yorkgate Gun Club in Otley with Bob Agar back in 2014. Three years later I decided to send off for my shotgun certificate which I was granted at the Northern Shooting Show in 2017.

Since my certificate arrived I have been shooting most weekends with my Dad and Brother whom I introduced to the sport. My local shooting grounds are Hazel Bank, Thimbleby and Park Lodge. I have met some fantastic and very supportive people along the way and joined a great community of like minded people.

I have also had the pleasure of going pigeon shooting at local farms and sourcing my own food for the dinner table. I am passionate about promoting the sport and getting more people to try shooting for the first time.

In the future I hope to keep improving my scores on the clays and also have the opportunity to do some game shoots in Yorkshire. I also want to continue learning about how the sport helps support the conservation of our environment and wildlife.

During the week I work in Recruitment in the beautiful city of York but I always look forward to the weekend and being able to get out shooting!

Elliot Roberts
Age: 28
Hometown: Tadcaster

Q&A

How long have you been shooting?
2 Years

Where do you shoot / hunt?
Hazel Bank, Park Lodge, Thimbleby

Do you Shoot Professionally?
No

Favourite Five

Colour: Blue

Film: Into the Wild (2007)

Food: Pizza

Place: Malham, Yorkshire Dales

Song: Maggie May – Rod Stewart

Elliot's Kit

Marocchi DL14

elliot-roberts-kit

Elliot’s Marocchi First DL14 is the ideal over & under 12 guage for game shooting and field sports, featuring elegant engravings on both sides of the nickel receiver, resulting in an expertly manufactured and extremely light over & under.

More of Elliot's Kit

The high quality Italian made semi-auto shotgun perfect for wild fowling​

The Breda 930i Sporting is Elliot's go-to semi-auto for clay shooting

The Streamlight Bandit Head torch is a ultra-compact, low-profile & USB rechargeable​

Pro-Shot's range of cleaning & maintenance products keep your shotgun reliable & clean

Holik's high quality gloves are made by craftsmen in the Czech Republic for hunters.