Tel 01750 82278
Mobile 07803 956 219
info@hawthornsporting.co.uk
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SHOOTING DAYS

We can offer 200-250 bird fully driven pheasant and partridge shooting for parties of 8 to 10 guns giving normally five main drives taken from the choice of nineteen on offer.

The topography of the Scottish borders lends itself to showing some of the best presented pheasants and partridges in Scotland.  Comments from one of our shooters said we have shown five of the best presented drives he had ever seen.  A former world champion clay shot also commented on us having shooting for the big boys.

A Typical Fully Driven Day

  • 1 Meet at Kershope Farm for bacon rolls and coffee or Stuart can meet you at a local hotel if you are staying
  • 2 Choose your peg numbers from specially made numbered glasses
  • 3 After a shoot briefing and safety talk boot up and move off to the first drive about 9.30am
  • 4 After about 3 drives have elevenses in the field typically homemade soup and savouries with cake & coffee.
  • 5 After another two drives back to the farmhouse for a three course home cooked meal sitting in our dining room with a view down the Yarrow Valley.

Walked Up and Semi Driven Shooting

For the less experienced guns or those who prefer a smaller day 'we can offer 50 to 100 bird days of pure walked up or semi driven shooting days using our smaller drives and rough shooting areas on the estate.  These will be equally enjoyable days but without all the extras provided on a fully driven day.

Brilliant couple of days up in Scotland with the gang to end off a pretty game heavy week..! Two days back to back at Bowhill near Selkirk shooting across some great terrain (and pretty mixed weather!) starting with a day on some good fun birds in the middle ground then working up to some big boy stuff on the second day in a howling gale and driving rain. Very enjoyable trip, great team there very friendly and birds to suit everyone. Already planning a return trip for two days on the big stuff! Fantastic fun and staying in our adopted home the Black Bull in Lauder looking forward to next time.
Cheers to the team for the company and some tidy shooting @muddflap238 @michael.hibbert1987 well done all.

Ed Solomons

Partridge Shooting

We have been offering dedicated Partridge Days for a number of seasons now which have proved very successful.  The drives are easily accessible by all and as the birds launch themselves from the heather clad hills across picturesque valleys you will see exactly how challenging they are to shoot.

Dog Trials and Dog Training Days

At the beginning of September we offer dog training days for competitors to train their dogs on the kind of ground they can expect on field trials, these are usually 40 birds per day for six handlers and six guns.  We have also successfully held Dog Trials for a couple of two day open stakes for the last four years.

PHOTOGRAPH: TIMES STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES GLOSSOP

A group of friends from Edinburgh take part in a partridge and pheasant shoot organised by Hawthorn Sporting on the Duke of Buccleugh’s estate in the Scottish Borders.

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PHOTOGRAPH: TIMES STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES GLOSSOP

A group of friends from Edinburgh take part in a partridge and pheasant shoot organised by Hawthorn Sporting on the Duke of Buccleugh’s estate in the Scottish Borders.

30-10-18

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Contact Details

Tel: 01750 82278

Mobile: 07803 956 219 

info@hawthornsporting.co.uk

Address

Kershope Farm

Selkirk

Scottish Borders

TD7 5ND

Location

The Shoot is located about 1 hour from Edinburgh and about 2 hours from Newcastle.

We are on the A708 between Selkirk and Moffat.

The nearest railway station is in Galashiels, and if you want to come in by air then Edinburgh or Newcastle offer airports.

Hawthorn Sporting

Bowhill Country Estate has been owned by the Buccleuch family for more than seven centuries and has been a successful sporting estate for many years.  We have leased the Bowhill Shoot from the Duke of Buccleuch and have been running it as a private shoot since April 2012.

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