A full moon in late November usually signals the arrival of huge numbers of woodcock onto Glenmore’s hillsides and forests, supplementing the resident population of Scolopax rusticola, while our bogs and fields welcome flocks of migratory snipe.
Donegal has long been associated with exceptional woodcock and snipe shooting and there is nowhere better to pit your wits against these wily waders than in the foothills of the Blue Stack Mountains on 10,000 hectares of Glenmore Estate.
As winter clenches its icy fist on Scotland, Scandinavia and the north of England the number of birds increases, as they are drawn towards the more temperate west coast of Ireland, kept relatively frost-free by the Atlantic breeze and the Gulf Stream.
Our guests will be taken under the wing of our hugely experienced team of guides, beaters and dogs in pursuit of game shooting’s most testing targets.
Along the way expect to encounter the occasional pheasant, grouse, hare, duck or pigeon.
Some of the terrain makes for tiring walking but we can adjust the program to suit most fitness levels. We can cater for parties of up to six guns.
As all of our rough shooting is for wild quarry there is no guarantee on the numbers of birds that will be seen. In the unlikely event (climate-driven) that the woodcock are not there in sufficient numbers we can arrange driven duck shooting
and pheasant shooting on neighbouring estates.
Ducks can also be shot on our mountain loughs at evening flight time and lamping foxes at night with a rifle can be organised.
Prices available on application.