The Shoot

Game Shooting Itinerary

 Typically, a day’s shooting for a party of 8 to 10 guns features up to 6 drives; and depending on birds bought, time and weather, this can be tailored to suit the party. Perhaps 2 drives after breakfast, 2 drives after a mid-morning break, and 2 drives after lunch. Alternatively, guns may choose to ‘shoot through’ and enjoy 3 drives before a break followed by another 3 drives and a late lunch.

 

Morning

The day normally begins with hot bacon rolls and freshly brewed coffee in the Capability Brown stable courtyard where pegs are drawn prior to leaving for the first drive in the gun bus. You will also meet the shoot captain and estate gamekeeper.

Guests who are staying on the estate in our shooting lodge will arrive from 4 pm the day before the shoot. Afternoon tea is served upon arrival followed by a drinks reception from 6 pm. A three-course dinner is then served.

The next morning, guests enjoy a full English breakfast in the shooting lodge before leaving for the first drive in the gun bus.  

Elevenses

Mid-morning breaks are held on the Robert Adam designed bridge overlooking the lake with the majestic Heveningham Hall in the backdrop. Hot cocktail sausages, sausage rolls and mince pies wait to be washed down with coffee and sloe gin.

Unless your party prefers to ‘shoot through’, lunch is served in the 18th-century stable courtyard tearoom.

Afternoon

After the final drive the party returns for a late afternoon tea or lunch. The gamekeeper announces bag and guns will receive a brace of partridge or pheasant to take home along with shoot cards.

Guests staying in the shooting lodge will be dropped back in the gun bus to their property with the choice of staying an additional night before leaving the estate.

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