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Game Bird Season 2015

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08 September 2015
If you love your game birds and can think of nothing better than sitting down with a group of your closest friends to enjoy a delicious meal of pheasant, partridge or pigeon, then it might be time to consider going out on a shoot to see if you can catch and kill your own supper yourself.

In England, Wales and Scotland, pheasant season is between October and February, so you’ve got enough time to organise a shoot or see what’s going on in your local area that you could potentially join in with. Perhaps go to a shooting range to see what sort of skills you have with a gun.

Grey partridge season is from September to February, so if you’re more partial to this particular game bird than you are to pheasant you could start your new hobby right now.Be aware, however, that there are certain restrictions for shooting game depending on where you are and what day it is.

For example, in England and Wales, you cannot kill game on Sundays or on Christmas Day, and you’re also not allowed to shoot birds between an hour after sunset and an hour before sunrise.In Northern Ireland, meanwhile, all wild birds are offered protection on Sundays and Christmas Day, while in Scotland, game mustn’t be shot between an hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise.

Of course, it might take a bit of time for you to really get your eye in and you may not come home successful with a pouch full of birds on your first shoot. We here at Dundonnell Salmon have a wide range of game birds available for sale on our site, so there’s no need to go hungry even if you do shoot wide of the mark.View External Site >>>

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