Testimonials

We include below some testimonials submitted by visitors who have taken part in pheasant, duck and mixed shoots at Drumbanagher.

Mr John Stephens said...
I have shot at Drumbanagher at least 4 days per season for the last 10 years. This shoot consistently produces the very highest quality driven pheasants & ducks, which test even the very best of Guns. Drumbanagher's biggest assets are it's great topography & it's woods which the owner & Head keeper, Mr. Byrne, uses to great effect to present really challenging birds many of which must be described as exceptional. This is also a very welcoming & friendly shoot where all those involved in organising the day do everything possible to ensure a great day for the Guns. A proper shoot, exceptionally well run, I thoroughly recommend it.

Mr David Agnew said...
I shot 4 times at Drumbanagher last year and enjoyed every visit. The organisation of the day was excellent, lunch arrangements were plain but the food was good and most important of all the birds were excellent. By that I mean challenging but not out of range. We shot pheasants but ducks in large numbers were also available as an optional extra - good fun but the Guns needed to be discerning. The best drive is the Bulge and those in the middle of the line are in for a treat although they will need a swing in good order!

Mr Robert Martin said...
Drumbanagher is an excellent shoot. The Owner/Keeper Brian and his team could not be more welcoming. The topography lends itself to good drives and if during your day you find yourself on number 3 or 4 pegs at 'The Bulge' you will really have a treat in store. The big wood-burning stove in the Gun Room is always kept as warm as the welcome, even on the coldest day. The atmosphere is friendly, with a bit of banter thrown in. A good lay out, good keepering and an understanding of what guns need for an enjoyable day's sport. I have had some good days there and I can thoroughly recommend Drumbanagher to everyone.

Mr Trevor Kells said...
One of the best shoots in Northern Ireland. I have shot at Drumbanagher every year since it started under current management. Brian and his team are a very professional bunch, they strive and produce very good days. The highlight for me was season 2009 to 2010 on a drive called Clay Park where I shot three of the finest high flying pheasants I have seen anywhere in the UK, an event made more special because it was witnessed by the entire line of guns. The final drive of the day is called the Bulge is always fast and furious and a fitting end to any driven shoot.

Now taking bookings for the 2016/2017 season.
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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.