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Woodcock Shooting

Woodcock and mixed game shooting is an extremely popular sport in Scotland and people come from all over the world to try it out. Woodcock are the jewel in the crown of game shooting and pose an exciting challenge to the shooting enthusiast due to their fast movements. The Woodcock season usually begins on the 1st September and runs through to the end of January.


Driven – A team of beaters will drive the woodcock out towards your hunting team. Dogs will then be used to pick the birds up. Generally considered one of the best ways to experience woodcock shooting.

Pointing- The hunter will usually walk behind the dog in a wooded or suitably covered area and then shoot over the dog’s point.

After a day spent shooting what could be nicer than returning to the Altnaharra Hotel for one of our a la carte dinners and a glass of wine. Afterwards you can unwind and spend a relaxing evening in front of one of our crackling log fires, in the library or games rooms before retiring to your bedroom.

Woodcock Season:

1st September – 31st January


Start from £150 – £200 plus VAT per gun per day.

Some guests bring their own guns, but guns can be hired through the estates.

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Use the enquiry form on our contact page to ask any questions that you might have or call us on 01549 411222