We are delighted to
be able to offer some of the finest driven pheasant and partridge
shooting in the world for teams of 8 shooters in the beautiful
countryside of the Welsh Borders.
The trip will involve shooting
four days of 300 birds per day to 8 Guns on four different Estates.
These Estates are all specially selected for their prowess in
producing spectacular birds and their great hospitality.
The shooting party will be
based at The Bettws Hall Hunting Lodge, expertly run by Grn and
Each day the party will travel
by Range Rover to a different Estate where they will enjoy fantastic
shooting before returning to Bettws Hall for tea in front of the
roaring log fire.
The four estates are Bettws, Delbury,
Brigands and Kempton. The first day is planned at Bettws to allow
for a later start on the first day of shooting after traveling.
We can then choose which of the
other three shoots we go on to next. All three are renowned high
bird shoots with Delbury and Kempton in the rolling hills of Shropshire,
just over the border into England.
Cost per shooter: $11,840.00
Cost per non-shooter: $1,300.00
• All shoot day costs
• Six nights full board accommodation at Bettws Hall, including
wine, beer and spirits
• Bad weather cancellation cover
• Provision of all shotgun cartridges
• Transport from London to Bettws Hall and return
• Transport on all shoot days
A 50 percent non-refundable deposit is required to secure your
place or places.
December - Monday 6th
November - Monday 7th - Sunday 13th
December - Monday 5th - Sunday 11th
The shooting scene has changed
with the passing of the years and though driven shooting still
monopolizes the European sport, these trips are targeted to a
full team of eight guns and even modest days can be prohibitively
The past decade has seen an increasing
demand for smaller-scale days for teams of 6 to 8 guns looking
for a mixed bag of pheasant and partridge supplemented by the
odd pigeon, rabbit or hare, cumulating in an evening duck flight.
Alternatively, the elusive woodcock or snipe can be walked up
or even driven.
Scottish Rough Shooting
This Rough Shooting, as it is referred
to, is still the cornerstone of the average British shooter.
Working the hedgerows and rough
places with a dog or two, anticipating the clattering emergence
of a cock ..."upping" with indignation as a pheasant
is launched from its cover by an eager spaniel... the black bottle-shaped
silhouettes of mallard or widgeon at deepest dusk... the scalping
and erratic flight of a twisting snipe in its efforts to out-fly
These vivid images, etched into
memories, will be recalled time and again. Such delights are fiercely
and jealously guarded and not so readily available.
I, however, am lucky enough to have,
among my sporting acquaintances, a strong friendship with the
owner of a wonderful estate in Scotland. Convenient to both Edinburgh
and Glasgow, this estate offers some of the best shooting opportunities,
both driven and walked up, in the UK.
The excellent shooting, combined with the superb
accommodations and exceptional food, makes this the perfect lodge
from which to sample the very best of mixed bags.
January 2005 • November 2005
I have reserved three weeks shooting
at this Scottish Estate in January 2005 and November 2005. They
will be for teams of 6 to 8 guns and can be complete teams or
single guns. Non-shooting partnets are welcome and excursions
to Edinburgh and Glasgow can be arranged.
The reserved dates are:
January 3 to 8, 2005,
November 8 to 13,
and November 15 to 20, 2005
The trips will be of 5 days duration with 4 days shooting:
Day 1: Arrive
Day 2: Rough Shooting followed by Evening Duck Flight.
Day 3: Driven Day-150 birds.
Day 4: Morning Goose Flight followed by Rough Shooting.
Day 5: Driven Day-150 birds.
Total cost for accommodations and
shooting is $4,350.00 per shooter.
The cost for non-shooting partners is
$950.00 per person.
This price does not include flights,
transport, telephones or liquor.
UK insurance, licenses and transport
can be arranged at a nominal charge.
The three weeks will be booked on a
First-Come-First -Served basis and a 50 percent non-refundable
deposit is required to secure your place or places.