Shooting in Scotland • Pheasant
The Scotland Shooting Report
High Pheasant, Reasonable Price
I must say, the shooting was exceptional.
The bag for five days - three Driven Pheasant and Partridge days and
two days of walked-up rough shooting over dogs and an evening
duck flights was 283 Red Leg Partridges, 725 Pheasant, 11 Hare,
7 Rabbits, sundry, Widgeon, Mallard, Teal, Snipe, Woodcock and
Pink-foot Goose....and a team of happy hunters!
You are welcome to join Ken Duglan
on a similar excellent adventure and most certainly
share a wee dram in the land of Braveheart, this coming Fall.
For details, dates and prices,
contact Ken Duglan at: Atkin, Grant and Lang, Tel: 011-44-158-284-2280,
or via e-mail - AGLKen@aol.com.
When you think of testing High
Pheasant usually South West England is the area that springs to
mind, with Devon taking the honours. But one of the best
kept secrets for the finest quality in that great shooting sport
is South West Scotland!
There the steep hills and valleys
are tailor-made for the presentation of stratospheric game birds.
This fabulous Pheasant terrain, combined with stunning scenery,
uncongested roads and the warmest of welcomes make it clear why
the more knowledgeable overseas sportsman is opting for just
north of the border for their Fall Pheasant shooting.
The Corsewall Estate is a prime place
to find the prime shooting. Close to Port Patrick, right
on the Irish Sea, this Estate has a long and rich sporting
heritage. Ken Duglan and Peter Trotman, his Head Keeper,
have, in their years of tenure, taken this long established
Pheasant shoot and improved upon it immensely!
The introduction of partridge, redesigned covers, and new drives
has created one of the most challenging and charming shoots
in the UK. They are actually becoming best known for High
Birds at reasonable prices! Good accommodations have always been
a key ingredient to any shooting vacation and Ken can arrange a
setting to match your budget, either in a private house or
in one of several nearby hotels.
This past November, our team
of Guns plus the HD TV crew, spent 5 fantastic days at The Corsewall
Estate. We stayed at The Fernhill Hotel, which sits high on the
hillside over-looking the small fishing Village of Port Patrick.
We found it quite comfortable and the staff very helpful
and friendly. And, after bracing everyone for the spectre of
the usual Scottish Fall weather, we actually enjoyed unseasonably
bright skies, warm weather and towering Pheasant drives, much
to the delight of the camera men!