Driven Game

Ballydugan boasts a shooting estate of approximately 750 acres where the topography  is drumlin and the coverts, coupled with purpose planted game mixtures present splendid sporting challenges

At Ballydugan a mixture of arable and forestry provide excellent terrain for driven game. Pheasants have been reared on the estate for the last four decades, but the Duck are totally wild birds. Woodcock begin to appear on the estate once the weather turns harder and are a fabulous challenge. New plantations and game crops have been established to provide drives which are organised for nine guns but can be arranged for eight – our game keeping staff will happily advise on your approach to the day. Ballydugan prides itself on the steady presentation of the birds without large flushes.
A Typical Driven Game Day Itinerary
The day starts and ends in the House. The tradition at Ballydugan is that the ‘Shoot Lunch’ happens at the end of the day when all can relax and mull over the day’s sport. If you have any personal preferences, just let us know.9.30am -Arrive – Tea & Coffee in the house
9.50am Safety briefing & gun peg draw
10.00am Leave for first drive
12.15pm ‘Whiskey Mac’, homemade soup and baps- the perfect way to fuel up for the afternoon drives
3.30pm-ish The Shoot Lunch’, in the dining room after drinks in the morning room
Accommodation can be arranged at Ballydugan and or nearby Ballymote Country House – Click to View
Will vary depending on number of birds shot, the current costs are £30.00 per bird,
with 8 or 9 guns being the optimum.Membership of a Recognised Organisation is required for insurance purposes – if you are unsure about this please enquire at the first opportunity. You must also provide your own gun & cartridges (Fibre wad please).