Driven Pheasant and Partridge in the Highlands of Scotland

The partridge season begins 1st September and the pheasant season begins 1st October, both finish on 31st January.

There are numerous pheasant and partridge shoots in Scotland, from the Borders around Kelso and Melrose, to the farmlands of Perthshire and the hills of the Inverness-shire and Ross-shire Highlands. Many offer days of shooting to paying guests and the sport is garnished with a friendly meet and greet on arrival, between drive refreshments, a hot lunch and at the end of the day, tea and cake, a game card and a brace of birds for your kitchen.

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A team of guns is usual 8 strong, but teams of 6 to 10 are possible in some places and I often compose teams of individual guns or small groups of friends who are not already part of a a full team. Daily bags range from 100 to 500 birds and the close proximity of many estates one to another means I can offer several days of sport based on the same accommodation. Driven bird days can be combined with driven white hares, walked up woodcock shooting, walked up mixed shooting (often called rough shooting) and even hind stalking.

Prices start at £29 per bird plus vat. Bags of 100 to 500 birds are possible depending on species, time of year and the estate. Several back to back days are possible, sometimes on the same estate, but often on different estates each day.

Contact me to discuss your requirements and have a look at Current Availability for days which are already planned and looking for more participants.

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Accommodations vary from 4 star hotels, to exclusive 4 star lodges and mansion houses, where a full board service is provided.

3 star country house hotels and pubs are also venues for driven bird shooting.

Self-catering accommodation can also be sourced.

Fully inclusive accommodation prices start from £195 per person per night, plus VAT.  This full board accommodation can be provided in the most sumptuous locations with en suite bedrooms, gun and drying rooms, kennels etc.

Special wines, champagnes and special spirits can be provided at extra cost.

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Country house hotels and public house venues provide dinner, bed and breakfast from £65 per person per night.

Packed lunches and drinks can be provided at extra cost

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