|Trek has contracted with the famous Baronscourt Estate in Northern Ireland for a line of eight guns on October 9-13, 2018 to hunt driven pheasant, mallard and partridge. This is a very rare opportunity and one we are pleased to offer our clients. At present we have seven guns and six couples committed meaning we have room for one more couple.
Baronscourt is home to the Duke and Duchess of Abercorn, aside from their bloodlines and very interesting history (she-in line of succession to throne and he-relative of the late Princess Diana), they along with their son Lord Jamie Hamilton are wonderful hosts to a handful of groups during the fall hunting season in the beautiful countryside of County Tyrone. Their Georgian Home was constructed in the mid- 1800’s and adorned with original paintings of Royalty from the 14th Century onwards. Recently it has been renovated with new furnishings and artifacts depicting the style for which it was originated, albeit with modern appliances and technology. This is truly a family home with eight bedrooms, extensive library, game rooms, living room, informal and formal dining areas and various other beautiful common area spaces.
The Estate consists of 5000 acres featuring some 20 different drives for Mallards and Ringed-neck pheasant. Each drive is distinct from one another and affords guns with very challenging opportunities. Usually we shoot 3-4 drives per day with a break for snack. Baronscourt meticulously hatches and raises their own pheasants and mallards making sure only the more vigilant fliers are introduced to the ancient woods surrounding the property. Some hunting stands are located near three lakes in the Baronscourt Valley, making truly a dramatic and unique backdrop for driven hunts. Our line of shooters will have a day of 300 pheasant/mallard hunt at Baronscourt followed by a 350 -bag driven partridge shoot at the Cleggan Estate near Antrim. While the hunt at Cleggan has only been available since 2000, they have achieved a remarkable reputation. Typically there are six drives in a day at Cleggan. The shoot at Cleggan will be followed by our last day of pheasant and mallards at Baronscourt.
Non-hunting companions can certainly enjoy relaxing on the Estate and its surrounding 5000 acres but we have also designed some very interesting tours each of the three full days. These excursions feature a historical tour of Baronscourt and the Hamilton Family hosted by Dr. William Roulston, followed by a day visit to the town of Donegal and the Magee Tweed factory who count Ralph Lauren and Burberry as customers. Our last day we travel north for a day in the coastal region of Antrim with visits to the Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle and the Bushmill Distillery.
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– £10,995 per hunter… Price includes two days of 300 pheasant/mallards presented to a line of 8 guns at Baronscourt Estate, one day of 350 partridge hunting at Cleggan Estate, four night’s accommodations with all gourmet meals, beverages and alcohol that is to include some fine wines from the Duke’s cellar!
£495 per Non-hunter… Price includes four nights accommodations at Baronscourt with meals, beverages, alcohol, wines and a 3-day tour. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to book your stand.
Date- October 9-13, 2018
Availability– One Stand/Couple