Buckland Shoot is based in the rolling Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering some 2000 acres of stunning Devon and Somerset Countryside. The Shoot has been running for over 30 years and has really excelled in the last couple of years which has enabled us to offer a bespoke days shooting.
The topography of the land lends itself well to show a good variety of birds which challenges all shooting abilities. The Shoot is made up of vast amounts of rolling grass farmland hills, combined with wooded areas and game cover which offers a mixed days sport. One of our drives, Thatch Cottage, consists of a steep cut valley with game cover on the peak of the hill which naturally creates high and fast challenging birds.
On a Shoot Day Guns arrive at our warm and welcoming Shoot Lodge and will be greeeted by Tom and Emily. After teas and coffees, there will be a safety briefing from the host and Guns will draw their pegs with a tipple before heading out to the first drive. In the morning, we typically do two to three drives stopping for beverages in between. In the middle of the day we break for a light homemade field lunch, before continuing with the days sport in the afternoon doing two more drives. At the end of the day all the Guns return to the Shoot Lodge to warm up by the wood burner and finish off with a homecooked two course dinner. Buckland Shoot offers full hospitality throughout the day to all Guns.
We aim to offer tailor made days that suit whatever one requires, whether you be a team of Guns or an individual Gun that wishes to join a day. Our days range from 70-200 birds, which include Driven Pheasant and Partridge days, Driven Duck days and Driven Partridge days.
This well-keepered Shoot offers great hospitality along with a friendly yet relaxing atmosphere, striving to make an enjoyable day for all Guns.