Driven Woodcock hunt in Somerset near Taunton over 3500 acres of amazing “woodcock” ground.
Driven woodcock shooting at its best we have access to a tailor made woodcock estate suitable for 8 guns hunting with Springer spaniels and Labradors.
If conditions are right large numbers of woodcock will be lifted and in these conditions 70-100 are possible per day depending on shooters ability to kill, the hunt is also about enjoying the fantastic scenery and the hunting of truly wild birds we start at 0900hrs, have a short break for lunch and finish around 15.30 - 1600hrs.
There is no bag limit if numbers permit and even on a dismal day you can expect to take home at least 15 of these birds at worst a lovely rounded woodcock area. Evening flighting will be arranged on a poor day but is not usually necessary. Best Time of the season November - January.
What you need on the day gun and ammunition use high velocity 7,8's - you will encounter duck and pheasant as well as snipe so 7’s are a better all round game shot.
Good boots suitable clothing for varied conditions own transport 4x4 and packed lunch. We can arrange an early morning or late evening deer stalk for anyone interested.
Located roughly 12 miles East of Taunton, Somerset a real gem of mixed woodlands of varied ages and densities. We will supply full details to booking clients on their itinerary.
A 2 day shoot is per gun is £499 and a 3 day shoot is £695 per gun.
Self catering cottages are available and a cook can be supplied we are currently looking for a larger lodge where a group can be catered for under one roof at a sensible cost.
Collection and return to Bristol airport £250 per group. Up to 8 persons.
Italian and French interpretation available on site via mobile hand held device for safety purposes
The Greyhound at Staple Fitzpayne
Located at Staple Fitzpayne 10 minutes from shoot affording luxury accommodation at a sensible cost £80 for a double room B&B and £55 single occupancy.
Serving an extensive cuisine in stunning surroundings, add a top quality wine list and extensive spirits range the ideal spot for the end of a hard shoot day.
Bed and Breakfast around £45 per night or DBB around £60 per night. Self-Catering depends on number of guns so just ask for details. Examples below.
Mow Barton- Churching ford
Self-catering cottage sleeping up to 8 people and Dog friendly. This striking stone barn conversion in the Black Down Hills enjoys stunning views over rural Somerset and Devon. Honiton famous for lace making and antique browsing and Taunton are both 7 miles coastal resorts of Lyme Regis and Beer are 30 minutes' drive. Nature trail walking golf sailing and fishing locally. Pub serving food and shop is only 1 mile. We will arrange a local cook for groups. 9 miles from Taunton, TA3 7QN, Somerset, England. Price range per week £395 - £766 per week.
The Barn - Bicknoller
Self-catering cottage sleeping up to 9 people comfortably. Dog Friendly Nestling in a pretty valley on the western fringes of the Quantock Hills Meadow Sweet Farm set in 30 acres of meadows and woodland is only 9 miles from the beach at Blue Anchor. Within a mile is the pretty thatched village of Bicknoller with its 15th century church shop and inn serving food; from here steep paths lead to breathtaking vistas from the ridge. Only 13 miles from Taunton, TA4 4EU, Somerset, England. Price range £564 - £1,262 per week.