Pheasant Shoot

Driven pheasant shooting is offered from mid October but is principally conducted from November through to January. The bag for a typical team of 8-10 Guns can be varied from 200-300 birds per day according to requirements and time of the season. At the lower end of the season, requests for single days with a reduced bag expectation of approximately 100 birds can be arranged.

Drumbanagher is able to use its outstanding topography to show challenging and spectacular birds from a mix of established woodland and strategically sited cover crops. This, combined with the strains of pheasant present on the ground, means that stratospheric pheasant are the norm rather than the exception.

The 12 named drives (including Armagh Wood, Bell's Hill, Carrickbrack, Clay Park, Demoan, Kennel Wood, Whites, Kendals, The Avenue, The Bulge, The Garden and The Bog) offer exceptional flexibility in tailoring the shooting to the discerning client's requirements.

Typically shooting begins at around 09:30 hours with approximately 6 drives being shot during the course of the day, but this is dependent on progress of the bag and the time of year. Light refreshments are served in the field after the second drive of the day. Clients have the option of stopping for lunch around midday, although the majority prefer to "shoot through", dining after the final drive of the day, when drinks, a hot meal followed by dessert with tea and coffee are served in the Shooting Lodge (a comfortably converted, stone-built courtyard building used to host the Guns, Beaters and Pickers-up).

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Now taking bookings for the 2016/2017 season.
Please contact us for details.

Shoot Details:

Location: Drumbanagher Demense, Newry Road, Poyntzpass, Co. Armagh, N.I. BT35 6LR
Miles from nearest town: 30 miles from Belfast, 8 miles from Banbridge, 6 miles from Newry
Contact details: Mr Brian Byrne, Shoot Manager.
Tel: +44 (0)7977253124
Quarry & type of shooting: Driven Duck September onward
  Driven Pheasant Mid October - End January
  Semi-Driven Late December - End January
Bag Expectations: Driven Duck 150 - 300+ Birds (6 - 8 Guns)
  Driven Pheasant 100 - 300 Birds (8 - 10 Guns)
  Semi-Driven <100 Birds (4 - 6 Guns)
Refreshments & Dining

Driven Days: Light refreshments served in the field mid-morning Hot meal followed by dessert with tea or coffees are served in the Shooting Lodge
Duck Days: Sandwiches tea/coffee
Semi Driven Days: Light lunch with tea/coffee afterwards is served in the Shooting Lodge after shooting.