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Open Dates for Single Guns in Europe!


This week, we were encouraged when the E.U. announced that most countries will be opening to U.S. vaccinated tourists this summer. Do you want to experience the lore, tradition, and pageantry of a driven bird hunt in Europe but do not have enough companions to form a private line? There are some excellent shoots that welcome individuals or smaller groups of shooters.

The Scottish Borders 
Pheasant & Partridge 
Eskdale Shooting 

For over three decades, we have worked with Eskdale Shooting with owners, Wilson and Isabelle Young and Wilson, Jr. Eskdale shooting is a family run business established in the late 1970s. They specialize in providing high-quality, bespoke game shooting services and are recognized as a premier provider of driven Pheasant and Partridge shooting. A wide variety of accommodations are available – from comfortable full-service quaint hotels to private manor houses and castle estates.

  • September 7, 8, and 9 (partridge, 50 birds per gun per day) 
  • September 26, 27, and 28 (partridge 50 birds per gun per day) 
  • October 25, 26, 27, and 28 (pleasant & partridge, 40 birds per gun per day)  

Chateau de Villette 
Pheasant, Partridge & Mallards 
Burgundy, France 

Noted for noble wines and excellent cuisine, France also offers challenging driven shooting for pheasant, partridge, and mallards from maize cover crops, lakes, and mature woodlands amidst centuries-old vineyards, all within walking distance of the incredibly comfortable Chateau de Villette. The emphasis is on sporting days with drives designed to produce a variety of quality, high-flying birds that will test the skills of the gunners. These drives are conducted under the watchful eye of property owner Coen Stork and the English gamekeeper. 

  • November 27 & 28 (pheasant, partridge and mallards, 500 birds over two days to 8 guns) 


Ventosilla 
Partridge Shooting 
Burgos, Spain 

Ventosilla is one of the famous Spanish shoots, and its reputation is rightly earned. Home to the first-ever driven partridge shoot in Spain held in 1884, and it does not get more traditional than this. The Palace was built in the 15th century by the wealthy and powerful cardinals of Toledo as their private hunting estate, and their descendants still own and run the estate to this day. The estate has 60 drives covering many thousands of acres enabling guests to decide what type of shooting they would like to experience. 

  • December 15 and 16 (partridge, 80 birds per gun per day) 
  • January 12 and 13 
  • February 23 and 24 

Join us in Europe this year for a very special shooting experience! Contact Mike Fitzgerald for pricing and additional details.


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