Whether you are a complete novice or experienced stalker Hockham Deer Management Group (HDMG) offers high quality, affordable deer stalking in some of the prime deer stalking areas of the UK.
The areas under HDMG management support large numbers of Red, Roe, Muntjac and Chinese Water Deer. Our strategy of selective culling ensures healthy, sustainable herds and so also provides quality trophy opportunities.
Through a structured management approach, aimed at keeping deer damage within acceptable levels, HDMG ensure long-term opportunities for UK and overseas stalkers without compromising tree and crop protection.
We have a DSC2 Approved Witness on the team and offer not only DSC Level 2 Witnessed Stalks but also training stalks in preparation for DSC2.
Red, Roe & Muntjac Stalking – Norfolk
HDMG offers prime Red, Roe & Muntjac stalking in the Thetford Forest area of Norfolk, with land covering several thousand acres over 6 estates. Thetford Forest houses some of the largest wild Red Deer in the UK. With large populations of all three species there really is something for everyone.
Simulated Driven Game Shooting is becoming an increasingly popular sport in the UK with not only experienced game and sporting clay shooters but also for team building and corporate days, charity funds raisers and for social events such as stag and hens parties.
Sim Days are designed to be enjoyable with lots of competition and banter between the Guns without firearm safety ever being compromised. Guns will normally shoot 4-6 drives and have a delicious picnic or pub lunch included in the price.
Usually 4000 – 5000 clays will be put over the Guns in a manner so as to simulate driven partridge skimming over hedges, towering pheasants and the occasional springing teal. On some of the premium sim shoots grouse shooting is also conducted from dug in butts.
Novelties such as exploding clays, ground targets simulating running rabbits and hares and aerial drones are also available on some shoots. An experienced Gun can expect to shoot upwards of 600 cartridges on a well run Sim Day.
If you have not yet shot a Sim Day, do yourself a favour and book one today with a group of friends.
Shooting: A Season of Discovery – The Duchess of Rutland 2012 – First Edition Being married to the Duke of Rutland, Emma the Duchess of Rutland has for many years fulfilled the role of co-host at their famous pheasant and partridge shoots at Belvoir (pronounced Beaver) Castle in Leicestershire, central England. As such the Duchess thought she had a reasonably good understanding of British shooting but having taken the time to converse with as many people involved in the sport as possible – Conservationists, Gamekeepers, Guns, Loaders, Beaters, Pickers Up and game bird suppliers to name but a few – she found her knowledge wanting in detail in most areas. Her journey around the UK to rectify these deficiencies gave rise to this very informative and well presented book co-authored by Jane Pruden, a freelance writer specialising in British country life, field sports, heritage and food.
The combined talents of Ms Pruden and the Duchess provide the reader with an excellent written and photographic insight into the various elements of shooting in the UK including the long and colourful history of the Belvoir Castle shoot and the Duke and Duchess’s time there as custodians of this famous English landmark.
Essays covering the raring, shoot day presentation and shooting tips for the major British game birds the grouse, partridge, pheasant, duck and geese, snipe and woodcock and pigeons from various locations around the UK are easy reading and educational.
The quality photos peppered liberally throughout the book provide further explanation and example of the Duchess’s “season of shooting discovery”.
The book is nicely rounded off with the inclusion of some tasty game based recipes (including helpful end product photos) from celebrated chef Mike Robinson and a short summary of the new projects Belvoir Castle are undertaking to keep the Estate a going concern in today’s tough financial times including the development of an Estate shop and a traditional English style shotgun they would market as the “Rutland”.
The Duke and the Duchess are strong supporters of the British country lifestyle and the expanding conservation efforts that are being undertaken by Government, NGOs, clubs and associations and private citizens across the British Isles to ensure that lifestyle can continue for generations to come. That message comes through loud and clear in this book.
A welcome addition to most libraries and coffee tables.
The SO10EELL is the top of the range in Beretta’s premium guns. Beretta says it should be regarded as a piece of art as well as being an excellent firearm.
Raynham Hall is a country house in Norfolk, England. For nearly 400 years it has been the seat of the Townshend family. The hall gave its name to the five estate villages, known as The Raynhams, and is reported to be haunted, providing the scene for possibly the most famous ghost photo of all time, the famous Brown Lady descending the staircase. However, the ghost has been seen infrequently since the photo was taken. Its most famous resident was Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend (1674–1738), leader in the House of Lords. (Wikipedia)
Raynham Hall shoot is 6 miles from Fakenham, and covers 7000 acres of scenic traditional Norfolk Country side.
They have nearly 40 named and varied drives, from cover crop to woodland, of which 6 are chosen for each let day according to weather and wind direction on the day. Raynham provides excellent driven partridge and pheasant with bags of 200 to 400 birds and does not charge overages.
Morning tea & coffee and afternoon tea are provided.
Shoot lunch is provided by professional caterers at extra cost in the comfortable surroundings of the Old Estate Office.
Shooting dates from 1 Sep to Jan 31 are very flexible but the Estate only caters for full teams of 8-10 Guns.