SHOOTING AT PARK HOUSE
Woodcock Shooting Season 2013/2014
Only one week still available: Week 8th - 14th December 2013
Minimum Let 4 day Stay with 3 Days Shooting -- Maximum Let 7 day stay with 6 days Shooting for 2- 4 Guns
Contact David Walker by email for more information or updates for current situation
For all updates on the current shooting situations please see www.basc.org.uk
Park House can arrange shooting and stalking packages (subject to seasonal availability), with personal programmes put together by David Walker on request. All shooting packages include accommodation with full board, transportation (including transfers to and from Inverness airport or rail station) and full sporting insurance cover. Firearms permits can be arranged for overseas visitors. Park House is a member of the Scottish Association of Country Sports and the Countryside Alliance. The following field sports are available in season.
WOODCOCK: Shooting over pointers with our own professional Keeper. Fully comprehensive 4 to 7 day packages for parties of 2 to 4 guns.
RED GROUSE: Driven and walked up grouse over pointers. Please note that grouse shooting is subject to seasonal covey numbers.
DEER STALKING: A fully comprehensive programme for Red, Roe or Sika deer is offered, with professional stalkers provided.
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|Road North out of Lairg in December 2010
WOODCOCK SHOOTING REPORT - SEASON 2012/2013
48 Gun Days with 198 Woodcock in the bag average of 4.13 per gun per day Best Day: Right & Left was achieved Herve Ory who now joins the Woodcock Club
35 Gun Days with 88 Woodcock in the bag average of 2.5 per gun per day
10 gun days for 15 woodcock Average 1.5 per gun per day
Best Day 5 Woodcock for 2 guns
Conclusion: Both December & January totals do not reflect in the Woodcock seen - lots of pairs seen in January so there should have been a lot more members of the "Woodcock Club" The weather for most of the time was open with only a couple of days where walking was difficult.
Best Days: November 19 Woodcock for 2 Guns
December 10 Woodcock for 2 Guns.
WOODCOCK SHOOTING REPORT - SEASON 2011/2012
35 Gun Days with 147 Woodcock in the bag average of 4.2 per gun per day
Best Day: 22 Woodcock by 2 Guns
A Right & Left was achieved by Francois Ory: Who will become a member of the Woodcock Club
39 Gun Days with 154 Woodcock in the bag average of 3.95 per gun per day
Best Day: 14 Woodcock by 2 Guns
(Only 1 day of shooting was lost in December due to bad weather conditions)
22 gun Days with 57 Woodcock in the bag = Average 2.59 Per Gun Per Day
First week suffered from high winds & lots of rain
Second Week Dry but Cold with some sunny days however the Woodcock moved on with the high winds of the 1st week but still a few plump birds about.
Seasonal Totals: 96 Gun Days with 358 Woodcock in the Bag = 3.72 per gun per day
A reasonable season with only the loss of 1 day in December due to snow.
WOODCOCK SHOOTING REPORT - SEASON 2010/2011
A total of 144 Woodcock over 71 gun days: An average of 2.03 Woodcock per gun
November: 49 Gun days with 100 Woodcock in the bag.Average of 2.04 per gun
Best day : 11 Woodcock for 2 guns
December: Only 12 gun days with 30 Woodcock in the bag. Average 2.50 per gun
Best day : 9 Woodcock for 2 guns
A Severe Weather ban was imposed for 4 Weeks (lifted on 7th January 2011)
January: Only 10 gun days with 14 Woodcock only in the bag. Average of 1.4 per gun
The past season was nothing to write home about, we really struggled from the first outing. We believe that this was a result of last seasons (2009/2010) severe weather (remember there was a 2 weeks ban in December) Plus the Hot Summer of 2010 in Eastern Europe & Russia which did not help matters. Compounded with the 4 week Shooting ban in December 2011, this reflected badly on the overall season's totals. Both our Northern & Southern venus produced equal amounts of game over the season.
Lets hope for a better season in 2011/2012.
WOODCOCK SHOOTING REPORT - SEASON 2009/2010
A total of 375 Wooccock for 95 Gun days. An average per gun per day 3.95 Woodcock
November : 33 Gun days 169 Woodcock in the Bag Average per gun per day 5.12 Best day 21 Woodcock for 2 guns.
December : 35 guns days with 168 Woodcock in the Bag. average per gun per day 4.80 Best day 19 Woodcock for 3 guns.
January : 27 gun day with only 38 Woodcock in the Bag. average 1.40 Woodcock per gun Best day 7 Woodcock for 2 guns.
January suffered due to the first 2 weeks Severe Weather Shooting Ban with temperatures down to -22c. and lots of snow this lead to Woodcock conditions being very poor - with little feeding available. The last week of the season things were a little better but far from the usual.
WOODCOCK SHOOTING REPORT - SEASON 2008/2009
A total of 519 Woodcock for 96 gun days: An average of 5.40 Woodcock per gun.
November: 30 gun days with 140 Woodcock Shot Average 4.66 per gun. Best Day 20 Woodcock for 2 guns.
December: 18 gun days with 124 Woodcock Shot Average 6.88 per gun. Best Day 26 Woodcock for 2 guns.
January: 48 gun days with 255 Woodcock Shot Average 5.31 per gun. Best Days, 19 Woodcock for 1 gun & 25 Woodcock for 2 guns.
WOODCOCK SHOOTING REPORT - SEASON 2007/2008
A total of 433 Woodcock over 74 gun days.An Average of 5.85 Woodcock per gun
November: 12 gun days with 64 Woodcock Shot Average 5.33 per gun
December: 23 gun days with 129 Woodcock Shot Average 5.60 per gun
January: 39 gun days with 240 woodcock shot Average 6.15 per gun
The Best day's Shooting was in December with 20 Woodcock for 2 Guns.
"The Shooting Times Woodcock Club" - A right and left was achieved by Stefano Parodi in December of 2007.