Simulated Game Shooting
We are poised to arrange our simulated days as soon as we possibly can so we can get out into the countryside with our family and friends following the current movement restrictions. This year, we will run our simulated days until November, so there will be plenty of dates available to arrange a great day out.
Please do contact us if you have a date in mind… the diary is fairly open and flexible!
Our aim is to simulate as closely as possible, the flight pattern of pheasant, partridge, ducks and even pigeon. Maybe even a cheeky bolting rabbit!
A typical day begins with a get together in the lodge or house, where you will enjoy a bacon roll (or two) with tea and coffee. The shoot host will discuss the day with you and explain all of the safety features. Don’t worry if you haven’t shot simulated game before, we will have staff on hand to assist and advise you.
We set out for the first of three morning drives and enjoy drinks and nibbles between each drive. We then head back to the house or lodge for a brilliant lunch and return to the field for two more drives and conclude the day with afternoon tea.
Our simulated days’ work best with 12 – 16 guns, with up to 8 shooting at any one time.
We run each of the drives twice so one guest will shoot and the other will load, then you switch. This ensures that everyone is always involved throughout the day! Each Gun can expect to shoot about 350 cartridges a day, many more if you are keen on poaching!
*Please note: cartridges are not included in the daily price.
Loaders, Guns, Cartridges are available at an extra cost for your simulated game day if required.
*Please note that inexperienced/novice guns will require an Instructor on the day which we would be pleased to arrange for you if necessary
A Typical Day
9:00am – Meet
The day begins with a get together at the Estate’s Main House, where you will enjoy a bacon roll with tea and coffee. The shoot host will discuss the day with you and explain all of the safety features. Don’t worry if you haven’t shot simulated game before, we will have staff on hand to assist and advise you.* Three drives in the morning We set off for our first drives amongst the spectacular countryside of North Wales. Clays are fired to simulate as closely as possible, the flight pattern of pheasant, partridge and even pigeon. Refreshments and canapes are served after the second drive.
12:30pm – Lunch
Enjoy a home-cooked lunch within the welcoming atmosphere of the Estate’s Main House.
Two drives in the afternoon
3:30pm – Afternoon Tea
We will then return back to the Estate to enjoy freshly baked cakes with tea or coffee and enjoy the banter of the day! Each drive will be in a different location, shot from pegs or butts and will consist of around 600 ‘birds’ (clays) per drive, depending on the number of guns. Expect to use a fair few cartridges on the day!
Why not take a look at our video to give you an idea of the type of day available:
Eastnor Castle – Ledbury, Herefordshire
Availability: April – September
The Castle sits dramatically in the foothills of the Malvern Hills, surrounded by a 5,000 acre estate in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The shooting takes you all over the estate, climbing up to drives that provide exceptional views over proper Herefordshire countryside.
As you would expect from such a prestigious estate the hospitality is exceptional. There will be no shortage of nibbles around the estate which you can enjoy after each drive. Once you have enjoyed plenty of shooting around the beautiful estate you will return to Hillend House and relax in its luxury all whilst enjoying a sumptuous lunch provided by the in-house chef.
The Estate is located in the beautiful village of Ledbury. Driving time from Birmingham is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes.
Vivod – Llangollen, North Wales
Availability: May – July
Vivod, this is a truly hidden gem in the beautiful rolling hills of near Llangollen. It is a sporting estate with a pedigree and quite rightly so; a welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff, excellent hospitality and outstanding food all combine to make a day’s simulated shooting here a real treat. Using the high rolling grass banks, the steep woodland glades, dense conifer forestry and rolling moorlands, we are able to offer outstanding simulated game shooting with challenging and varied drives for all to enjoy.
Stockton – Salisbury, Wiltshire
We run simulated game days here from April to August using a selection of automated traps hidden on JCB forklifts combined with the Wiltshire topography to provide a range of varied and challenging drives from partridge, high pheasant, rabbits, pigeons and grouse.
Each drive offers a completely different target to keep you on your toes and wanting more.
Being relatively close to London these are great corporate events or ideal for a local syndicate, friends and family looking to enjoying a summer clay shoot and catchup. We can also tailor each day to suit the ability of the guns.
West Wycombe – High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Availability – Please enquire
A very special 1000 bird day just for you – 5 x 200 bird flurries
A course will be laid out around the West Wycombe Estate with a squad host guiding guests around the course.
Each flurry will feature a full range of targets based on game drives.
Every shooting stand uses computerised flurry box systems ensuring that each drive is consistent in content and speed for each team creating the ultimate challenge for those with a competitive nature!
The day will include full hospitality with elevenses infield followed by shoot lunch at West Wycombe House.
Dates available from July 2020 –February 2021
High Peak Moor – Nr Macclesfields, Derbyshire Dales
Dates available from August – please enquire
Enjoy the unique experience of Simulated Grouse Shooting. High Peak Moor provides you with the closest experience to a real Grouse day. You will take your shot from your Grouse butt and enjoy the views of the beautiful Derybshire moorland.