Shooting on Exmoor Estates
Feathered Game Shooting
Depending on the time of year, Highercombe can offer mini driven days of up to 100 birds – predominantly pheasant and duck but with occasional partridge, woodcock and snipe, too.
Teams of 6 guns are normal but any number, from 4 to 8 guns, can be accommodated.
It is helpful if guns can provide their own 4x4 transport but if this is not possible please notify us in advance. If required, loaders/professional instructors are available – call for prices.
The day will include refreshments and lunch or dinner, depending on your requirements.
Price: £28.00 per bird (inc. VAT @ 20%)
Most teams will shoot cartridges at three to one – or up to five to one on the high duck later in the season.
Partridge 1st September - 1st Febuary
Pheasent 1st october - 1st Febuary
Woodcock 1st October - 31 January
Common Snipe 12th August - 31st January
Ducks (in land) 1st September - 31st January
Deer Stalking - No more dates available until next season
In season, Red and Roe stalking is available over 1400 acres of Exmoor.
Tom engages in selective and sustainable culling so stalkers should not expect to shoot trophy heads. He will explain his pricing structure on arrival but, normally, the cost of any culled beast would be covered by the daily rate.
An ‘Estate Rifle’ facility is available which allows for the provision of the rifle and ammunition as well as relevant insurance.
A normal booking would involve zeroing and displaying competence with your rifle on the day prior to your stalk. On the day, you would set out before sunrise to stalk until about 9.30 a.m. If successful, this would be followed by gralloching and preparing the carcass. If not, then relax until about 3.00 p.m. when the evening stalk would commence, finishing an hour after sunset.
Price: £150.00 per day (inc. VAT @ 20%)
If the stalk has been successful, the carcass can be purchased, jointed and vacuum-packed, for £5.00 per kilo.
Red Deer Stag open season from 1st August - 30th April.
Red Deer Hind open season from 1st November - 31st March.
Roe Deer Buck open season 1st April - 31st October.
Roe Deer Doe open season 1st November - 31st March.
Simulated Game Shooting
Tom provides what many believe are the best and most varied simulated-game lay-outs on Exmoor.
The varied topography of Highercombe allows for the simulation of several different kinds of shooting – pheasant, partridge, duck, pigeon and grouse.A typical day would run like this:
09.15 a.m. Assemble for coffee and briefing
10.15 a.m. 1st Drive – partridge
11.15 a.m. 2nd Drive – pheasant
12.15 p.m. 3rd Drive – flighting duck (from hides)
13.15 p.m. Lunch
14.30 p.m. 4th Drive – pigeon (from hides)
15.30 p.m. 5th Drive – grouse (from butts)
16.30 p.m. Refreshments at Highercombe.
No dress-code. Fibre wads only. Normally, guns should expect to use 300/400 cartridges.
Price: £1600.00 per day (inc. VAT @ 20%) for a team of up to 8 guns.
To include 3000 clays, refreshments and, if required, a sixth drive at an additional cost of £200 – this would need 24 hours notice.
Larger teams can be catered for at an additional cost, although this would require some or all guns (up to 16) to double up.
It is helpful if guns can provide their own 4x4 transport but if this is not possible please notify us in advance. If required felt-wad cartridges and loaders/ instructors are available – call for prices.
The varied shooting does require experienced and confident shots. The day would not be suitable for novice guns.
Open season for simulated game Febuary - October.
For groups of up to 16 people, Exmoor Estates can provide a clay-shooting experience with stands of varying degrees of difficulty, depending on the shooting abilities of the group. Tuition and guidance is available, plus the supply of all necessary equipment, guns, ammunition and relevant insurances and legal documentation.
Call to discuss your requirements, to hear what is available and for prices.