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BARONSCOURT ESTATE

20 Different Drives for Ringed-Neck Pheasant

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Please join Trek owners Milton and Cara Hanburry for a hosted trip October 9-13, 2018 at Baronscourt Estate, Northern Ireland. Call for details.

Ireland Pheasant Hunting

BARONSCOURT ESTATE

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 Trip

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 Hunting

The Estate consists of 5000 acres featuring some 20 different drives for 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 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.

Details: Our line of shooters will have two back to back days of 300 pheasant hunts 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.

Add-ons

In addition to this incredible shoot, we can also arrange a wonderful tour of the Irish coast and countryside to include stays at the infamous Ashford and Dromolind Castles where couples are more than welcomed. Reaching Baronscourt is easy with daily flights into Dublin and Belfast followed by a private 2-hour transfer. We must stress again that this is an extremely rare opportunity to not only hunt this wonderful Estate, but to also be hosted by the Duke and Duchess who make their home yours for the hunting season.

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