Common Snipe

This is a wading bird, common throughout the UK.

Numbers are increased during the winter as the migrant population arrives. They live in tussock and grass cover on wet moorland or marsh and pasture with easy access to soft, boggy ground and small shallow pools. The snipe provides one of our smallest and most difficult sporting targets due to its erratic flight. In Scotland snipe are usually shot as part of a mixed shoot and can be driven from boggy areas or walked up. The jack snipe – a similar but smaller species of snipe – is fully protected in England, Wales and Scotland but is on the quarry list in Northern Ireland.

Season Dates

12 August to 31 January

Providers and Agents offering this sport

There is a wide range of providers offering Snipe Shooting, below are a few of these. For a detailed listing use the search facility on the right…

 

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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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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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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Argyll Estates

Experience Argyll Estates Whether it is deer stalking near Inveraray, or snipe and goose shooting on the wild Isle of ...

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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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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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SAC Shooting

In the beautiful countryside of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Scott A Cruickshank operates SAC Shooting from Mintlaw. This North East corner of ...

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South Uist Estate – Grogarry Lodge

In December 2006, the local community of 3,000 people bought the South Uist Estate from a syndicate of owners, covering ...

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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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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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