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FAQ

Q.What clothing do I need to bring?

Normal walking/ outdoor clothing is fine, preferably quiet when moving and subtle or dark colours, camouflage is good but not essential. Boots and wellingtons if you have them, along with hat and gloves. If you have binoculars, bring them no matter how old. And it’s a good idea to have a change of clothes in case of wet weather.

Q.Do you provide rifle and ammunition?

Yes we have a rifle which guests can use under the ‘estate rifle facility’, you need no licence for this and it is what we use on the introduction to stalking course.

Q.Are there any extra charges on top of the package prices?

Package price includes all stalking/use of rifle and B&B accommodation. If you shoot a deer you can choose to purchase the venison, which we will butcher for you, if required for a small charge. Also evening meals are extra.

Q.Are there any Trophy charges?

We apply a trophy charge on top of the cull charge of £30 a point above 6 points for red stag, see cull charges for other information.

Q.Trophy Prep

I will prepare a skull mount as follows, Roe are £50 and Red are £75, you can then purchase a plaque of your choice to mount these. We also work with a very good taxidermist who will do full shoulder mount if required and this will be individually priced.

Q.What is the cull charge?

This is the charge you pay if you shot a deer and are as below which also includes an trophy fee :Roe bucks are charged at £75 to 2 points and £125 above that, red stags are £150 up to 6 points and £30 per point above that, Roe Does and Red Hinds are £50.

Q.Can you butcher the deer?

Yes provided we have time the deer can be butchered for you to take home cost is £40

Q.How many deer can we expect to shoot?

Impossible to say, these are totally wild deer in their own environment and very shy and secretive. We will always do our best, however no guarantee of success can ever be given.

Q.When are the close seasons?

We stalk all year round, when the season for one species or sex is closed then another season opens.

Q.What is the best time of year to come?

Depends what you want to shoot, its good most of the year for one species or another, mid -summer is nice as well but we are up very early and out quite late.

Q.Do we stalk all day?

Normally we are out a first light, and then back in after around 3 hours for a good breakfast. We will then be out in the evening for the last few hours to dark.

Q.Can I use my own rifle and what calibre is your land passed to?

Yes you can use your own rifle all our land is passed upto .30 calibres

Q.Can you arrange for my Trophy to be processed/mounted?

Yes I will do skull mounts for you here, prices are as above for the preparation and then you can purchase your own wooden plaque to mount this on. There is a large choice of sizes and styles and we can advise you of these options when you are here. For shoulder mounts I use a very good taxidermist and again I have examples of the quality of his work here to show you.

Q.Do you have written agreements/invitations to stalk to support my good reason for firearms?

Yes our introduction to stalking course is recognised by the Firearms departments as providing training, we also have land for syndicate membership, providing you with the ‘good reason’ for holding a deer rifle. We can also assist with the preparation of an FAC application.’

Q.Are the prices inclusive of VAT

All prices on this site are inclusive of VAT