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The dream of all bird shooters must be a Right and Left at woodcock.


Eleanor and Mark are both members of The Shooting Times Woodcock Club.

The Gearach is pleased to support the hugely successful Shooting Times Woodcock Club Dinner in raising funds for vital research by the Game Conservancy Trust.

The successful bidders of the Woodcock Club Auction

Maybe A Right And Left At Woodcock!

Shoot a "Right and Left" at woodcock and you become eligiable to join the exclusive shoot times Woodcock Club. Curretn members include: Earl Peel, Vinnie Jones and Richard Faulds

It is expected that an opportunity to shoot a right and left will be presented to a few lucky guns from time to time during the season. As to your success, well that's up to you and your skill and ability! No guarantees mind as you are dealing with wild game.

There is an exceptional fall of woodcock on Islay during their migratory visit from November through to January, and our blocks of forest, larch plantation and young plantings/more open areas are especially attractive to them.

Teams of ideally 6 guns are strategically placed on rides within the forestry. Beaters and spaniels then flush the birds.

After a day of driven woodcock there is the additional excitement of evening flighting on the forest boundaries at dusk.

By nature Woodcock fly in an erratic pattern, providing the most testing of British sporting bird shooting.

Your sporting break includes three days driven woodcock shooting and two evening flights.

Additional shooting

Rough and mixed shooting is also on offer. Game includes wild pheasants, woodcock, partridge, snipe, hares, rabbits, ducks, geese depending on availability.

Please contact us to discuss requirements.


We field prepare to client's instructions all trophies and place them in one of our freezers in readiness for dispatch to a taxidermist of the client's choice.

Trophies can either be tanned or mounted before shipping.

Contact us for more information on driven woodcock shooting