English Driven Bird Hunts

At the High Adventure Company, we know that the birds presented to you have to surpass your expectations and those of your companions. We also know that the hospitality has to be as good, if not better, than the shooting itself. To that end our dedicated team will ensure your day is relaxed, enjoyable and seamlessly organized providing additional services whenever required.

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Your day starts with freshly brewed coffee and biscuits. Guests are then briefed on the day’s shoot.

A typical day will consist of three drives in the morning and two in the afternoon, not forgetting breaks for our renowned elevenses (champagne & sloe gin on the first break then soup, game pie and biscuits with plenty of soft drinks available throughout) followed by lunch in the comfort of our centrally heated lodges. Alternatively, if time is of the essence, guests may wish to shoot through and have lunch at the end of the day.

On departure the game keeper will present you with a complimentary brace of pre-dressed partridge or pheasant as well as a game card of the day.

Our  eight shooting estates across the United Kingdom offer some of the best pheasant and partridge shooting in England and Wales. From the 17th century royal homes to their mountains and valleys, our English shooting estates will test even the best of shotgunners with their terrain, mystic and natural beauty.

In England and Wales, we predominately shoot partridges and pheasants on our estates. The seasons for these are as follows:

  • Pheasants – October 1 to February 1
  • Partridges – September 1 to February 1

Our clients can expect between 300 and 500 pheasants per day of shooting based on the estate. If you would like additional birds, we would be delighted to organize them for you.

A good place to stay with warm hospitality, delicious food and an enviable wine list is just as important as the day’s shooting. Therefore, we are delighted to offer guests accommodations at our inn or estates in the area such as The Willows Lodge, The Beeches Lodge, Cherry Tree Cottage and The Brigands Inn. All are the perfect venue for shooting parties.

Whether you choose the Lodges or the Inn, we will ensure that your stay is memorable and we would be delighted to discuss any special requirements you may have to complete your shooting trip.

Plan on arriving at London Heathrow Airport. From there, you have the option of renting a car or we can arrange private transportation for you.

We can also assist with private plane or helicopter charters or we can organize your transfers from local rail stations. Whatever your requirements or travel plans, if you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at High Adventure Company.

The shooting season in the UK spans early autumn through the middle of winter. While there are many glorious sunny days to be had, there are also those which are wet and wild! Temperatures can therefore vary from 25 degrees Celsius down to freezing and slightly beyond in a particularly cold snap. Therefore, it pays to be prepared for all types of weather.

PRICING PACKAGES

Pricing for shooting at our UK estates is done on a daily basis and includes accommodations, food and beverage. Prices will vary depending upon the estate, number of birds driven and available pegs. Private shoots exclusively for your party of eight or more can be arranged.


ADDITIONAL ITEMS & EXPENSES

There are a few licenses and permits which you must have to enable you to shoot with us in England and Wales. All of these can be obtained by High Adventure Company with a lead time of at least four weeks.

Gun Permits: Anyone wishing to visit our estates to shoot must either have a British Shotgun Permit (if a UK resident) or a Visitor Shotgun Permit (if from oversees) and be accompanied by an estate loader if you have had less than five days shooting experience.

The Visitor Shotgun Permit (VSP) can easily be arranged and the sooner we have your details, including the gun details, the sooner we can ask the police to issue it.

Gun permits are relatively easy to obtain, but require at least four weeks notice.

Insurance: If you are shooting with us, you must have Personal Liability Insurance to a minimum of £5 million cover. This can again easily be arranged by High Adventure and we suggest that you get it from The Countryside Alliance. Insurance is an integral part of their membership and annual subscription: cost £45.