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Woodcock

Woodcock are wading birds which inhabit damp woodland with open rides.

Often found in pheasant woods, they feed nocturnally around streams, pasture fields and on boggy ground, but prefer dense cover during the day. The resident population in Britain is increased by a large over-wintering migrant population. It is thought by some that the bulk of this migration coincides with the first full moon in November. Swooping, erratic flight makes it a prized quarry, particularly on walked up shoots. Due to this erratic flight extra care should be taken by the sportsman to ensure a safe shot.

Season Dates

  • 1 October – 31 January (England, Wales and NI)
  • 1 September – 31 January (Scotland)

Providers and Agents offering this sport

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

Case Sport / Forrest Estate Experiences

Case Sport has been providing quality sport including driven and walked up bird hunting, sporting clays and simulated days in ...

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Ardnamurchan Estates

West Highland Hunting is based at Ardnamurchan on the Scottish west coast. Being Britain’s most westerly point, nestled amongst dramatic ...

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Teasses Estate

Teasses is a rather excellent pheasant, duck and partridge shoot set in the rolling hills of north-east Fife. Teasses Estate ...

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Tay House Sporting Lodge, Dunkeld

Beautifully renovated Georgian townhouse, now Perthshire's newest exclusive use sporting lodge, providing guests with comfort, privacy and convenience. After a ...

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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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George Goldsmith Ltd

Exclusive Properties and Sporting Estates We offer an extensive portfolio of sporting estates throughout Scotland. Experience taking a sporting lodge ...

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Rhidorroch Estate

Rhidorroch Estate extends to around 10,000 acres and offers wonderful mixed sporting opportunities including salmon fishing, wild brown trout fishing, ...

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Diana Hunting Tours

Diana Hunting Tours/Limpopo Travel is the biggest hunting agency in Europe with more than 45 years' experience in arranging quality ...

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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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Scotsport

For more than 30 years Scotsport has been providing quality deer stalking and game shooting packages to Scotland. Our local ...

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RJH Sports – Isle of Lewis

Operating on the Islands of Lewis and Harris situated within the Outer Hebrides, possibly regarded as being the most remote ...

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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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Hunting Scotland

Hunting Scotland is your leading source of bespoke hunting trips throughout Scotland, meaning that if you want to experience rough ...

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Ossian Sporting Lets

The very best sporting opportunities - accommodation, salmon fishing, red deer stalking, grouse shooting, woodcock etc. Ossian, part of 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 Chris Dalton, the ...

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MacIntyre & Thomson

MacIntyre & Thomson : The traditional sporting agency. Fishing - Stalking - Shooting - Hawking. We specialise in the sales ...

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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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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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Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

The Dryburgh Abbey Hotel is owned and run by the Wallace family who have been involved in providing sporting holidays ...

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East Haugh House Hotel

Built originally as part of the Atholl Estate some 350 years ago, East Haugh House is a beautiful, turreted stone ...

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International Hunting Scotland

Welcome to International Hunting Scotland. We offer a huge variety of hunting, from driven grouse shooting to ferreting rabbits. We ...

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