Strathmore Estate – Partridge & Pheasant shooting & Stalking

The pheasant and partridge shooting at Glamis is set in amongst 14,000 acres of the rolling landscape of Strathmore Estates. It is an internationally renowned shoot that provides challenging birds and first class hospitality. The Earl of Strathmore runs a private syndicate which shoots throughout the season, but further Driven and Mini-Driven days are available.

Much of the topography at Glamis lends itself to partridge, and some interesting drives are enjoyed at the beginning of the season.

Hunters Hill on the estate is a mixed woodland of approximately 400 acres and as its name implies has been a traditional hunting ground since the 13th Century. This is the location of some of the best pheasant drives on the Estate enjoyed on our larger let days. The mature timber and topography allows the birds to be shown over the treetops and provides some spectacular sport.

Full Driven
A Full Driven day provides eight guns the opportunity to shoot pheasant, partridge and some duck on many of our excellent drives. The birds are very sporting and we can accomodate between 250 – 400 bird days.

As well as enjoying the excellent sport , your day will include drinks and lunch with wine in the 16th century Castle Kitchens, returning there for tea whilst the bag is counted at the end of the day.

Mini Driven
A Mini Driven day is very similar to the full driven day except the expected bag will be between 120 and 200 birds. There will also be more opportunities to shoot other quarry such as woodcock and pigeon. Lunch is not provided, so please bring your own. You can enjoy it in the Glamis Castle Gun Room. Your own dogs are also welcome.

Breast of Partridge with shiitake mushroom, baby artichoke, haricot vert and truffle – by Robert Thompson

Breast of partridge with shiitake mushroom, baby artichoke, haricot vert and truffle
  •  50 minutes, plus cooling and reheating

 Dawnay Estates – one of the best pheasant, partridge and grouse shoots in Yorkshire

Grouse Shooting Danby Moors

The Dawnay Estates offers an extensive variety of shooting opportunities across two Estates: driven grouse at the Danby Moors, and partridge and pheasant shooting at Wykekam in North Yorkshire.

The shooting is managed in-hand and is let by the day and overseen by Peter Snaith, headkeeper at Danby, and Matthew Steadman, headkeeper at Wykeham, together with five beat or underkeepers.

On the day a warm welcome is extended to the guns at either of the two Estates.  It is appreciated that good-quality and challenging shooting is the principal attraction, but the enjoyment of the day is enhanced with a high standard of hospitality to include a mid-morning break out in the field and lunch in one of the moorland lunch huts at Danby or the “Old Kitchen” at Wykeham Abbey.

The shooting over the Dawnay Estates can be matched to a whole variety of different demands whether it be one or two days’ fast and furious driven grouse, or a combination of grouse and partridge (on separate days!), or high pheasants over the deep valleys at Bedale, Wykeham, or a more traditional day of mixed partridge and pheasant over the rolling hills and dales surrounding Wykeham Abbey; a wide choice to suit different abilities and pockets.

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Plans for Wild Salmon Coastal Net Catching Ban – BBC

wild salmon

Plans for a complete ban on catching wild salmon using coastal nets have been announced by the Scottish government.

The proposal followed a consultation which attracted more than 600 responses.

It would also see the introduction of a licensing scheme for the killing of wild salmon caught in rivers.

The moves have been welcomed by the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards.

Scotland’s biggest salmon netting company, Usan Salmon, said it was confident it would be allowed to start catching again once accurate salmon stock measurements have been taken.

A Scottish government notice states: “In terms of paragraph 11 of schedule 1 to the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003 (the Act) notice is hereby given that the Scottish ministers propose to make conservation regulations under section 38 of the Act to introduce a licensing system for the killing of wild salmon in Scotland and a prohibition on the taking of salmon outwith inland waters.”

It said: “The general effect of this proposal will be: (a) to prohibit the taking of Atlantic salmon outwith inland waters. (b) to prohibit the killing of salmon in Scotland without a licence.”

Objections to the regulations must be submitted by 19 August.

The Scottish government said no decision had yet been taken but it would consider all the responses.

A spokeswoman said: “Our consultation on wild fisheries reform is ongoing and we are in the process of engaging with stakeholders.”

Vale House Kitchen’s Shooting Experience – 2 day course

Vale House Kitchen Shooting Courses Course Outline On Day 1, you will be driven to Manor Farm Estate where you will be given a full gun safety briefing by the shooting instructors before enjoying a morning clay-pigeon shooting. After a light lunch you will participate a couple of game drives and have the opportunity to shoot pheasant and other wild game birds.

Lunch is included.
✹ Shooting Instruction
✹ Shooting Safety
✹ Shooting Etiquette
✹ Countryside Code
On Day 2, chef and head tutor Tim Maddams will show you just how to bring out the best in game, with a series of practical preparation and creative cookery tasks. You’ll be shown a modern approach to game cookery as well as the more traditional style, starting with the whole animal and ending with a delicious three-course meal. “The trouble with game”, remarks Tim, “is that it’s often a case of feast or famine and it’s all to easy to get stuck in a rut with the cookery”. This course will give you the confidence to put game back on the menu in your own kitchen.
Lunch is included.
✹ Plucking
✹ Skinning
✹ Gutting
✹ Hanging
✹ Boning
✹ Butchery
✹ Slow cooking
✹ Fast cooking and smoking.
Course dates:

Oct 8 to Oct 9
Dec 10 to Dec 11
Jan 16 to Jan 17

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Price (incl. VAT):

Per person £400.00
Frank Shellard
Tim Maddams
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