UK Shoots

Salperton – Gloucestershire

salperton-frontThere are many elements that make a great day’s shooting memorable. In the case of this Cotswold shoot it is those at its very backbone that make all the difference, as Patrick Tillard discovered.

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Holcot - Northamptionshire

From rearing grey partridges under bantams to selling game and venison directly to the restaurant trade, Holcot is a shoot with a difference, as Mike Barnes discovered.

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Yorkshire's Top Twenty


Warter Priory, YorkshireWhile the West Country may have some fabulous pheasant shoots, there can be no county with more high bird destinations than Yorkshire, says Simon Ward.

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Bettws Hall - Wales

Bettws Hall, WalesEight shoots, a hatchery, a hotel and over 100 employees... Bettws Hall is an operation like no other. Owners Gwyn and Ann Evans tell Mike Barnes how it all began with just 80 pheasant poults.

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Murton Grange - Yorkshire

Murton GrangeSir Tom Cowie passed the running of his Murton Grange shoot in North Yorkshire to his youngest daughter, Vicky, in 2008. She talks to Jane Pruden about her father and her role as shoot hostess.

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Gurston Down - Wiltshire

David HitchingsPioneer of high bird valley shooting, David Hitchings moulded Gurston Down into one of the sport's truly great destinations. It set the standard. Where better then to celebrate his 80th birthday? By Robert Cuthbert.

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Wrackleford - Dorset

Wrackleford shoot, DorsetDespite a great heritage, it may have taken a little while to get there but for the last 30 years Wrackleford has been widely recognised as a shoot of genuine class. Mike Barnes travelled to Dorset to find out why.

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Kelling Hall - Norfolk

Kelling Hall ShootKelling Hall in North Norfolk sits at the heart of just under 1,800 acres and has one of the county’s best shoots. For 15 years it was run by Shirley Deterding who now reflects on her time at the helm.

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Raehills - Scotland

Raehills Shoot, ScotlandA fabulous house, a big sporting history and some stunning countryside, Raehills shoot in South West Scotland is a sporting estate reborn.

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Warter Priory - Yorkshire

Warter Priory, YorkshireMike Barnes visits one of Yorkshire's greatest pheasant shoots which has experienced a complete transformation in recent years. This is the story of Warter Priory's revival.

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