Clay Pigeon Shooting
In Scotland, the game season starts on the ‘Glorious 12th’ (Aug) with Grouse.
Driven Grouse can be expensive, so why not try ‘walked up’ instead – you do need to be fit though!
1st Sept sees the Partridge and Duck and Goose seasons start and on the 1st Oct, Pheasant season comes in.
The season for Game birds end on 1st Feb.
‘Walked-up’ shooting days have become increasingly popular. These are known as knock-about or rough days and will include a mixed bag of birds such as partridge, pheasant, woodcock, duck and pigeon.
If you would like to book or try your hand at ‘Driven Game or ‘walked up’, we offer training packages:
If you are an experienced Gun and would like to book a driven day for 1 or more, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roe Deer Stalking
Here in the Scottish Borders, we can offer Roe Deer Stalking over some beautiful Estate with a wide range of topography.
All our deer are wild and free ranging, therefore please understand we make no guarantees that one will be presentable to shoot on the day of the stalk.
The Roe Deer season in Scotland is:
1st April – 20th October – Bucks
21st Oct – 31st March – Does
Depending on the time of year, a typical outing will last 2-3 hours and will be on foot, moving to different areas and some time spent in a high seat or hide.
If you are an experienced hunter and are using your own equipment, we would encourage you to arrive early enough in the day to check your rifle’s zero.
If you need to hire a rifle, we can arrange.
Medal Heads are priced separately, please ask.
Novices will need to take our Introduction to Deer Stalking Course.
Bucks – POA
Does – POA
Introduction to Deer Stalking Package @ £195.00 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 @ £225.00 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.
Other Sporting Packages:
Clay Pigeon Shooting (lessons, competitions, game shooting warm up)
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?
Shooting in the Scottish Borders ensures an enjoyable and friendly day out.
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.