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The pheasant isn’t just another game bird in Scotland; it stands at the forefront of Scottish Country sports, forming the backbone of driven and walked-up game shooting in our beautiful Scottish terrains.

Natural Habitats of the Pheasant

  • Where You’ll Find Them: Predominantly, pheasants call the UK their home. Their favoured habitats span woodland, hedgerows, field margins, and open farmland. These regions, especially when they have adjacent cover, become their sanctuaries.
  • Biodiversity Boost: These managed habitats, tailored especially for pheasants, are not solely beneficial for them. They serve as invaluable sanctuaries for myriad other wildlife species, thus enhancing the diversity and vitality of the Scottish countryside.

Preparation for the Shooting Season

Pheasants are meticulously reared in large numbers in anticipation of the Scottish shooting season. They are subsequently released into managed woods, ensuring they are well-prepared and acclimatised long before the shooting commences. This process guarantees multiple exhilarating shooting days, catering to intimate gatherings and grander events.

Beyond the Sport: A Culinary Delight

But the life of a pheasant isn’t only about gracing our shooting events. Once shot, they transform into culinary delights. Their rich and tender meat has become a sought-after ingredient in gourmet dishes. Whether you frequent upscale butchers or your local supermarkets, the presence of pheasant meat is a testament to its popularity and delectable taste.

Season dates

Pheasant shooting season in Scotland is 1 October – 1 February.

Providers and agents offering this sport

Please choose from a provider below to enquire:

Lude Estate

Lude Estate, Blair Atholl, is situated in stunning Highland Perthshire and on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park.  With ...

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Murthly & Strathbraan Estates

Murthly & Strathbraan Estates are situated at the entrance to the Scottish Highlands. The Estate is wonderfully located by the ...

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South Ayrshire Stalking

Experience an iconic Scottish tradition: stalking wild deer amongst stunning scenery, with South Ayrshire Stalking. Run by business partners Steve ...

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International Hunting Scotland

  Welcome to International Hunting Scotland. “A long-established and reliable agency that provides a wide range of unique hunting, shooting, ...

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Dougarie Estate

Dougarie is a traditional family estate on the beautiful north-west coast of the Isle of Arran. It dates back to ...

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Gordon Castle Estate

Gordon Castle Estate is located in Moray / Speyside in the wild and dramatic North East of Scotland.  The estate ...

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Edinglassie

Edinglassie is a mixed sporting estate offering walked up grouse and pheasant shooting as well as excellent roe stalking and ...

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Remony Estate

A small highland estate on the South shore of Loch Tay, offering a limited amount of driven pheasant shooting, stag ...

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Buccleuch Arms

The ideal base for your sporting holiday in the Scottish Borders. Award-winning 4 star coaching Inn near Melrose in the ...

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SCHLOSS Roxburghe Sporting

Sporting Experiences at SCHLOSS Roxburghe Setting off from SCHLOSS Roxburghe, our tailored itineraries around this area include guided shoots with ...

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Scone Estates

Salmon Fishing The River Tay is famous for its salmon fishing and Scone Estates offers over six miles of the ...

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Drummond Estates

Drummond Estates offers high quality, traditional highland stalking with hill ponies, driven and walked up pheasant shooting, pigeon shooting and ...

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South Ayrshire Stalking

Experience an iconic Scottish tradition: stalking wild deer amongst stunning scenery, with South Ayrshire Stalking. Run by Chris Dalton, the ...

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Altyre Estate

Altyre Estate offers salmon fishing, pheasant shooting and roe stalking. Fishing The Findhorn River is a striking feature of Altyre. ...

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Minuntion

Minuntion is a family-run estate in South Ayrshire rising either side of the River Stinchar. It offers sporting over 4000 ...

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Ballathie House Hotel and Estate

Awarded Sporting Hotel of the Year at the 2016 Scottish Hotel Awards, Ballathie House and Estate is situated in the ...

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MacIntyre & Thomson

We specialise in the sales and management of in-perpetuity fishing, and the provision of the finest country sports with exquisite ...

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Ossian Sporting Lets

The very best sporting opportunities - accommodation, salmon fishing, red deer stalking, grouse shooting, woodcock etc. Ossian Sporting Lets has ...

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