CASTLE GROVE ESTATE  ---  GUIDED HUNT  ---  WOODCOCK AND SNIPE 

The woodcock and Snipe shooting on the Castle Grove Country House Estate is made up of a mixture of cover, mainly mature deciduous woodland , new native woodland planting, Gorse bushes, large fields of rushes and bog-land. The Castlegrove Estate owns shooting rights over 1200 acres within the estate walls and on nearby family lands, most of which is within walking distance of the house or a very short drive.

                             Woodcock in flight

                             Woodcock in flight

Castle Grove Estate has a well established reputation for providing good quality rough shooting.  This sport is typically enjoyed by those people that have an appreciation for the outdoors and who enjoy a good walk for their quarry.

A typical day will be made up mostly of walked up shooting and some small drives to the guns. Mixed game shooting can be arranged for Woodcock, Snipe and flighted wild duck.  The Estate only lets a limited number of shoot days each season to ensure the maximum potential of wild quarry for our guests.

All participants need to be relatively fit and able to walk over uneven ground, they should be experienced with all safety aspects of shooting, and all participating guns must have valid public liability insurance.  As we take safety very seriously this is not a shoot venue for novices or beginners.

The day normally starts at 9:30am, with a break for lunch at 1:00pm, and ends at around 3:30pm – 4:00pm.

Common Snipe in flight

Common Snipe in flight

The Estate will provide transportation for the guns and supply all necessary experienced local guides and dogs.
Ammunition can be arranged with prior notice.

Please call to discuss your shoot requirements, possible dates and prices.  All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Please Note:

The important thing to remember is that these birds are WILD and therefore there can be no absolute guarantee on the number of birds that will be seen. Success depends on a combination of favourable weather across Europe and Russia, migration and competence of the gun. We can make no guarantee on the size of the bag on these days but we do our best to ensure you and your team have the most enjoyable day possible. Please note that a woodcock & snipe ban due to freezing conditions is beyond our control and up to you to insure against.

Castle Grove Country House Shoot is the premier Woodcock and Snipe shoot in Donegal and you will find our shoot team friendly and professional.

We also take great pride in our award winning restaurant and 4 star accommodation
This beautiful scenic part of Donegal also offers some great attractions for for the non-shooting partners of your party.

· Over 1200 acres of shooting around the Estate and nearby family lands.
· Four star Restaurant and Country House Hotel accommodation.
· 8 days of shooting per annum for parties of 1-4 guns.
· Variety of cover, often including a snipe drive and wild duck flights.
· Well organised and co-ordinated by local experienced guides.
· Over 100 birds flushed on several days in recent years.
· €450 per gun including shooting, bed, breakfast, dinner, morning coffee, lunch & afternoon tea.
· Non-shooting partner (sharing) €140 dinner, bed and breakfast, morning coffee, lunch & afternoon tea.
· 10% discount for 2 consecutive days.

Castlegrove Country House – Shoot Terms & Conditions

Prices, Bookings & Payments

A minimum 50% deposit, along with a completed booking form and a signed copy of these Terms & Conditions is required to confirm a booking with the balance payable on the day of the shoot. Deposits are non refundable.

Woodcock, Snipe & Wild Bird Shooting:

It must be understood that on these days we shoot wild birds. Success depends on a combination of favourable weather across Europe and Russia, migration and competence of the gun. Castle Grove Country House Estate makes no guarantee on size of the bag on these days but we do our best to ensure you and your team have the most enjoyable day possible.  Please note a Woodcock ban due to freezing conditions is beyond our control and up to you to insure against.

Cancellations:

Castle Grove Country Hose Estate operates a non-refund policy.  Once you have booked and paid, your payment it is non-refundable.  If you wish to change the date of your shoot day you may do this providing you give 4 weeks’ notice in writing by email.  Any person making a booking is responsible for taking out any necessary insurance with regard to cancellation of any or all the days for whatever reason to include bad weather, disruption by a third party or a ban on shooting.  We recommend you insure this booking through www.gunsonpegs.co.uk.
However, Castle Grove Country House Estate reserves the right to cancel any day or part day for whatever reason and in this case all deposits paid for that day or part day shall be repaid in full immediately. Castle grove Country House Estate shall not be liable for any additional or other losses the person making the booking may incur as a result of this cancellation.

The person making the booking shall be responsible for all his/her guests, invitees and other guns and also for ensuring they abide by the terms and conditions herein contained.

Insurance:

All guns must have any necessary shotgun and game license, and also carry third party liability insurance of not less than £3 million. (Membership of the NARGCBASC or Countryside Alliance provides this automatically).  Please provide evidence of this by post, fax or email at the time of booking.

Shotgun Licenses & Cartridges:

Castle Grove Country House Estate insist that anyone shooting at Castle Grove must have a valid shotgun license.  Guns visiting from abroad can be assisted with a visiting permit, providing you allow six weeks notice. Guns will provide their own ammunition but we can assist in arranging the purchase of ammunition with prior notice.  The Guns will provide their own weapons and suitable clothing, such as wet-weather gear.

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