DRIVEN GAME DAYS
Our driven game shooting days usually consist of 8, up to 10 gun parties. We have driven shooting for partridges and/or pheasants with bag numbers from 150 to 600 head days. Shooting locations are on several different estates in the Eastern Counties, Suffolk & Norfolk and we can recommend suitable local accommodation for your visits. We book many days prior to the season but also have some ‘last minute’ opportunities due either to cancellations or additional days being put on and advertise these by e-mail and on the website. Ideally we prefer to book full parties but we do put on several days a season for individual Guns and part teams to book and make up team numbers. If you wish to book a full team of guns i.e. 8, 9, or 10 and have specific dates in mind please ‘ask the question’ as we may well be able to accommodate you only don’t leave it too late in the year as most of the popular dates fill early.
We have some of the best driven game shooting in Eastern England and shooting is available to suit all competency levels, some offer a challenge to the best of shots whilst others offer sporting shooting for less practiced guns. We can offer up to 4 days back to back shooting in the same area on different estates. Also double gun days and mentors/loaders if required. Venues vary from grand country estates through to ‘farm’ shoots and we can advise on how to get the best from your day/s shooting and will try to place you on the most suitable venue. Starting in mid September we have partridge days from 150 – 600 birds and from October 150 – 600 bird days on both partridges & pheasants continuing all through the season. We offer driven days to full 8/9/10 gun teams and also set aside some 30 – 35 days for individual guns and part teams to book and make up team numbers.
Prices depend on the shoot day being offered but as a guide for this current 2017/18 season we have days priced from £28 per bird up to £40 per bird including VAT. The majority of which, at around £30 per bird still puts us well below the national average price per bird. Unless otherwise stated all our prices include VAT where applicable as we don’t like springing surprises so what you see is what you pay also we don’t charge overages unless by prior arrangement. Very occasionally we can offer some shoot days at the very last minute but we do not discount days like some organisations as all our shoots offer good, sometimes great, value for money. It’s no good hoping that by leaving it late we may have some ‘last minute bargains’ as it doesn’t happen and even if it did they would be offered primarily to our regular clients. We always work on a ‘first come first served’ basis and until a day is booked and deposits received we will not fully confirm the event.
Most of our shoots do include mid morning refreshments and a shoot lunch or dinner, occasionally breakfast. Should you wish to arrive for breakfast before the shoot or, if not included in the package, arrange a dinner after the shoot please let us know and we’ll arrange that. Should guns wish to stay for several days or just overnight we’ll recommend some fine accommodation available in good local pubs, hotels and country house complexes with full butler, chef and maid services if you want the full Downton Abbey experience. Please ask for details.
All guns must carry public liability insurance and/or be members of a field sports organisation such as BASC or CA (insurance included). We do not allow shooting without insurance.
We also encourage Guns to join the Guns on Pegs Fieldsports Club which supports the GWCT and in turn offers a shooting insurance package. Cancellation of any shooting for whatever reason is the responsibility of the individual but we can help arrange cancellation insurance if it is required. Once booked and paid for we will not make refunds. It’s probably worth a mention that over several recent seasons, when the weather was been particularly bad none of our shooting was cancelled.
Foreign visitors bringing their own guns to the UK must also have a Temporary Visitors Permit which we can arrange at a cost of £40 per permit.
Please note that we shoot to the BASC Codes of Practice for Shooting. For more details on this please ask for a copy or contact BASC on-line.
|GAME IN ENGLAND||SEASONS IN ENGLAND|
|Partridge||Sept 01st – Feb 01st|
|Pheasant||Oct 01st – Feb 01st|
|Woodcock||Oct 01st – Jan 31st|
|Snipe||Aug 12th – Jan 31st|
|Golden Plover||Sept 01st – Jan 31st|
Useful Hints & Tips for driven game days.
Only traditional Side by Side or Over & Under shotguns to be used, no semi autos on these driven days please.
Traditional shooting dress, tweeds or some such with shirt & tie but not camouflage.
Sportsman like behaviour, no low shooting, no low birds, no ‘poaching’ neighbours birds. Respect for quarry.
Non-toxic shot must be used for all wildfowl.
Keepers tips. Currently around £20/£25 per 100 birds or part thereof.
If you are unsure about anything please just ask.
We always try to work with each individual hunter to give the best sporting opportunities possible and endeavor to help all Guns have a worthwhile and enjoyable visit.
Should you have any questions please e-mail us.