Partridge shooting in Scotland would once have been highly discouraged but, after many years of decline, partridges are now making a comeback. This is largely thanks to the hard work of the many estate owners and gamekeepers who have introduced both Red Leg and English Grey Partridge back into many Scottish game reserves. This means that Hunting Scotland can, once again, offer partridge hunting in Scotland to our valuable clientele.
Partridges are medium sized birds, being a little smaller than the pheasants they are related to, and they are very strong runners, and equally proficient flyers. flushed partridges usually rise with a great noise, and fly low to the ground at high speeds, meaning that successfully shooting them can prove to be far from easy. Cross shots on partridge are usually far more effective than firing straight at them, as they are incredibly skilled at dodging away to one side. Side elevations not only negate this innate agility, but also have the added benefit of exposing a more suitable shooting point.
Rough Shooting, or “walked up” days are a popular form of shooting sport in Scotland. Our packages are suitable for teams of four to eight guns and will involve the guns shooting in a line, advancing behind working dogs. An expected bag for a walked-up day would be approximately 7-10 head of mixed game per gun on a full day shoot (including pheasant, partridge, woodcock, snipe, pigeon, duck, rabbit or hare) but packages can be altered to suit individual requirements (including, for instance, targeting specific quarry).
Bag size will often depend on prevailing weather conditions, and indeed on each individual’s accuracy. With this in mind bag sizes cannot be guaranteed on a rough shooting day but we can assure you that the Hunting Scotland team will always strive to ensure the satisfaction of our clients.
Hunting Scotland can arrange days at numerous estates all over Scotland. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
We would like to thank you for our recent goose and pigeon flight day in the North East of Scotland. We had a full day shooting for all our members , with the geese coming down to your decoys in the morning, followed by lunch, before setting off to flight the wood pigeons in the afternoon. We will need to restock our cartridges for our next trip with you. Really appreciate all your efforts with this organising.
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