Generally early morning or late afternoon is the best time for bagging waterfowl.
Plenty of ponds and hundreds of acres of marshland means we offer numerous possibilities for
waterfowl shoots. Our estates are home to a number of different species including Mallard, Teal,
Wigeon, Pintail, Gadwall, Shoveller, Pochard and Tufted.
Unlike we fickle humans, many species of waterfowl mate for life, so it is common to see pairs in
flight. With practise you will soon develop the perfect pivot to ensure you bag the pair.
Wildfowl make delicious meat, so don’t let the birds go to waste when there are so many delicious
recipes on which to capitalise. On occasion (and for an additional charge) we can arrange for birds
to be feathered and cleaned – please enquire on booking if this service will be available for your
Members may bring their own suitably trained dog. Members take responsibility for their dog’s
behaviour and should they disrupt the shoot or other guns you will be asked to leave the field.
Non shooters are welcome to join the field if they don’t disrupt the shoot (additional fees may
ap ply). They will be subject to the same safety rules as the guns.
- No insurance, no shoot. All guns must carry third party public liability insurance as standard
(if you have insurance included as part of a field sports association membership it is your
responsibility to ensure your membership is valid and up to date)
- Only 12 & 20-gauge shotgun pumps, single or double barrel. No semi-automatics
- We must receive all ID and documentation no later than 72 hours prior to the shoot
- Non toxic cartridges must be used for all waterfowl game
- Gun hire and cartridge sales available on most of our estates
- We always follow the BASC Code of Practice for Shooting
What’s not included
- Transportation around the estate
- An unforgettable day of field sports in the heart of the Suffolk countryside!
Tips to stay safe
- Accommodation. This can be arranged, subject to availability, in one of our lodges, in and
around the estates. Please ask for details.
- Tips (£20 per gun is usual)
- Transport to and from the estate
- Gun and shells (these are rented and sold separately)
- Clothing and other gear. If there is something in particular you do not have, please let us
know in advance and we will do our best to help)
- 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 15degree 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