Clay Pigeon Shooting

2015_09_19_99_18(edited)Clay pigeon shooting is also offered in Kelso, which is also a fantastic day out for the whole family. More information can be found here

Game Shooting

Grouse shooting is popular in the months of August and September and the stunning Scottish Borders is the ideal place to enjoy this sport.

Walked-up shooting days have become increasingly popular. These are known as knock-about days and will include a mixed bag of birds such as partridge, pheasant, woodcock, duck, pigeon and grouse as well as ground game.

Deer Stalking Packages

The following specially designed packages are developed to suit everyone from beginners to experienced deer stalkers. We have some fabulous estates over which you can stalk in the Scottish Borders. Our estates feature all year round deer stalking for Roe deer.

Experienced hunters may bring their own rifle or use one of our quality estate rifles (POA).
Bespoke packages for UK and overseas clients can be put together at short notice. These can include superior accommodation, fine dining, airport/railway transfers and UK hunting permits. If you would like more information or would like to discuss a bespoke package to suit your budget and requirements please contact:

A typical outing Deer Stalking lasts 3-4 hrs (depending on time of year) and currently costs £125-00 per person with a £60-00 fee upon the successful shooting of a deer. If a deer is foul shot and has to be tracked and despatched, the kill fee will still apply. If you require butchery and the venison it is £60.00. For those interested specifically in Trophy bucks please see our Medal Head section.

We also offer Deer Stalking Packages and Training Courses especially developed for beginners. The deer stalking itself takes place at one of our picturesque private estates, either at first light or at dusk and is predominantly carried out on foot, with some periods spent in ‘high seats’ or at static points if required.

We want you to have an enjoyable, exciting and memorable outing deer stalking and so are very happy to accommodate your needs. We aim that all deer stalking should be carried out in a safe, relaxed and friendly manner. However we also aim to be professional and humane and will strive to stalk deer according to Best Practice Guidelines for Deer Management.

Finally, we will do everything we can to ensure that you are successful however we are proud of the fact that all our deer are wild and free ranging and as such no guarantee can be given as to success.

Introduction to Deer Stalking Package @ £149.00 per person.
This introductory package is ideal for anyone wishing to learn more about the basic principles of deer stalking and is compulsory for beginners when booking a stalking package. It includes Rifle Craft – tuition on safe rifle handling and best practice, practice shooting using full bore, deer calibre rifles at our deer targets with training on shot placement and bullet flight over varying distances, ammunition and stalking techniques, plus 1 to 1 instruction.

Simulated Deer Stalking @ £125.00 per person
An incredible way to put to use the skills you have been taught if you do not fancy shooting live quarry, but love to rifle shoot.

Stalk your simulated quarry and prepare each shot as you would the real thing on lifelike targets of fox, deer and other species at varying distances, using the bipod and shooting prone, or off the sticks standing and seated and using other resources to create a good ‘lean’.

4 stalks at varying distances, prove your shooting skills by demonstrating accurate shot placement as taught earlier.

Includes all ammo, gun hire and stalking kit.

Certificate upon completion.

Introduction to Deer Stalking Package plus 4 Simulated Stalks and overnight at a local hotel or B&B @ £POA
Join us for an extended stalking session covering an evening and morning stalk and stay overnight in one of the Borders most idyllic settings. Following the evening stalk there will be plenty of time to take a shower, relax, enjoy an evening meal in good company and chat about your experiences.
Package includes: – 2 hours of interactive teaching and tuition on Rifle Craft, including a session practicing both dry test firing & live firing of a full bore rifle on targets


Other Sporting Packages:

Clay Pigeon Shooting (lessons, competitions, game shooting warm up)
Game Shooting
Fly Fishing
Deer Stalking
Rifle Craft Courses
Simulated Deer Stalking
Wildlife watching (from hides) great for photographers!
Vermin Control: Pigeons, rabbits and foxes.
Golf on an 18 hole championship course

Combine any of these packages (check for season) we cater for complete novices as well as experienced individuals. We are all experienced Instructors, Guides and Ghillies.

A selection of accommodation can be arranged to suit your budget.

The Scottish Borders are the ideal environment for shooting. Working with landowners and local estates, we have a range of shooting packages to offer. We are situated in Smailholm Mains, near the grounds of Mellerstain House and within walking distance from Smailholm Tower and Floors Castle. Why not bring your pet and walk them in over 600 acres of land?grouse

Shooting in the Scottish Borders ensures an enjoyable and friendly day out.

For some general information on shooting in the Scottish Borders can be found at Tourism Net UK.

In the evenings, Kirsty will cook meals on request, using delicious local farm produce such as chicken, beef, lamb and turnips.

Clay pigeon shooting is also offered in Kelso, which is also a fantastic day out for the whole family. More information can be found here

We also offer a guide on English and Scottish Shooting Seasons as well as the local gaming seasons to assist you in your trip.