With plenty of ponds and hundreds of acres of marshlands, there are numerous possibilities for waterfowl shoots. Generally shoots take place in the marshlands and surrounding the ponds, early morning or late afternoon is the best time for bagging waterfowl. We have a number of different species living on our estate including Mallard, Teal, Wigeon, Pintail, Gadwall, Shoveler, Pochard and Tufted, among others. If you are unfamiliar with the common species we have in the UK, you can find descriptions below.

Unlike a lot of us fickle humans, many species of waterfowl mate for life; so very commonly you will see pairs in flight. Practice makes perfect and with time you will develop the perfect pivot to be able to bag the pair.

Wildfowl makes for delicious meat, don’t let the birds go to waste. You can easily find some scrumptious recipes online and, on occasions and for an additional charge, we can arrange for birds to be feather and cleaned (please enquire upon booking if this service will be available for your shoot).

You are more than welcome to bring your own dog, provided they are suitably trained and you are responsible for your dog’s behaviour. Upon leaving the marsh land your dog will most probably be drenched, always tend to their needs first.

Non shooters are welcome to join in the field as long as they do not disrupt the shoot (fees may apply). They will be subject to all the same rules as the guns

  • No insurance, no shoot.
  • All guns must carry public liability insurance as standard (If you have insurance included in a fieldsports organisation membership you must ensure your membership is current and valid).
  • We must receive all documentation and ID 72 hours prior to the shoot.
  • Gun hire and cartridge sales available on the estate.
  • Non Toxic cartridges must be used for all waterfowl game.
  • Tips not included in quoted prices.
  • We always follow the BASC Code of Practice for Shooting.

 

What’s included

  • Transportation around the estate and dogs.
  • An unforgettable day in the heart of the Suffolk countryside.

 

What’s not included:

  • Accommodation. This can be arranged (subject to availability) in one of our lodges in or around our estates, please ask us for details.
  • Tips (The usual is £20 per gun).
  • Transport to and from the estate.
  • Guns and shells (these are rented and sold separately).
  • Clothing and other gear. If you do not have something in particular let us know in advance and we will do our best to help.

 

Tips:

  • Stay safe!
  • When guns are not shooting, muzzles must be pointed in a safe direction with the safety on.
  • Only shoot when your barrel is pointed towards the sky and above a 15-degree angle.
  • If you are unsure whether or not to shoot a bird, do not shoot.
  • Only collect game if they are close to you, it is safer to let the dogs retrieve any fallen game.
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption during your shoot.


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