Woodcock shooting in Scotland is one of the most challenging activities offered by Hunting Scotland, and it is best enjoyed by experienced hunters. Woodcock rank amid the most fascinating, and sought-after, game birds in the world. Scotland has both a resident population, and seasonal visitors that will migrate in from all over Europe. As they only feed in the evening, or even at night, they are particularly difficult to spot. During the day time they are also well concealed thanks to their impeccable camouflage.
Woodcock shooting in Scotland is extremely difficult because the birds are small and fast moving, and they typically break very late when disturbed. This provides quite a challenge at close to medium range, with incredibly fast reactions being needed to bring down such an elusive quarry. Woodcock take their name from their preferred habitat, requiring hunters to be positioned in tactical locations, while a select part of the team focuses on drawing the birds out. Walked-Up woodcock hunting in Scotland and Snipe Shooting is also available, although mainly on the West Coast and Islands. Normally groups of four to six guns take part in woodcock hunting in Scotland, and mixed days with Pheasant Shoots are often to be preferred.
At Hunting Scotland we will always emphasise safety before sport, particularly when someone shouts the word ‘woodcock!’, as it typically solicits a very quick response from most hunters. Woodcock shooting in Scotland takes a quick reactions, steady hands and a keen eye, but we believe it is worth it for the eventual prize. If you, or your party, sign up for woodcock hunting in Scotland, be sure to stay alert, and you will hopefully be assured of a successful shoot. Woodcock shooting is a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends and, should you be fortunate, you can all enjoy your spoils over an evening dinner.
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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