Beckerings Park Shoot
Buttermilk Shoot >
Beckerings Park Shoot is 1500 acres of rolling wooded countryside in central Bedfordshire
adjacent to Woburn. We start late September on Partridge days going to mixed days in October of
pheasants with some ducks mixed in, if requested.
Birds are driven from the small mixed woodland and a mixture of game cover crops which shows
some great mixed drives. The guns will be transported around the estate in a tailor made Gun
We have developed the shoot over the years so that whatever the wind we can drive the birds downwind or across wind for choice as this provides a more curling bird. We try to vary the birds from drive to drive to test the guns and to make the day more interesting.
This long established shoot suits teams of 8 to 10 guns. If you require a loader, Minder or Coach we can provide you with the right person for the job.
Walked Up Shooting
We now offer walked up days over 5000 acres of mixed mature woodland, arable fields and hedgerows in and around the central Bedfordshire area; adjacent to Woburn. These days are traditional walked up days with mixed bags of pheasant, woodcock and duck. We aim to shoot between 40-50 head of game on the day and can accommodate 6-8 guns.
Evening Duck Flighting
We offer 14 duck ponds and lakes for evening flighting to choose from. You'll be placed out to give you the best evening sport. Ideal for 2 guns per pond. Mixed bag of mallard, teal, wigeon. Also shoveler, tufted, pochard, Canada and greylag geese with occasional flighting woodcock. The flight lasts for about an hour - bag is dependent upon weather.
We offer 2 packages for pigeon shooting. A fully guided shoot for 1-4 guns over decoys. Our second package is for those who like to bring their own equipment. We'll provide the area of farmland which we recommend should produce a decent bag. Please contact us for further information on the best shooting times of the year.
A Typical Shoot Day
Meet at the Shoot Lodge for tea and coffee. Here we give you a brief of the day, draw peg numbers etc.
Into the gun trailer for the first drive. The host will place the guns out and the birds soon appear. A whistle then ends the drive before 1 or 2 more drives.
Mid-morning drinks and nibbles served in the field before 1 or 2 more drives.
A two course lunch will be served in The Shoot Lodge. The lunch will be a fabulous roast with all the trimmings and a traditional warm English pudding. Wine will be supplied with lunch.
Back in the field for the afternoon sport, consisting of 1 or 2 more drives.
End of the day Back to the Shoot Lodge for Tea and biscuits where the Host then distributes the shoot cards with all the days' bag totals and a brace of oven ready birds.