Driven Pheasant & Partridge
WELCOME TO KEDLESTON ESTATE SHOOT
Based in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, Kedleston Estate is home to high-quality pheasant and partridge shoots with plenty of wooded areas, and well placed game covers for an exciting and challenging sport.
Rich & Henry
Since young teenagers we've always been heavily involved with the sport. Through years of love and experience, we decided it was time to set ourselves the challenge of running our own shoot. Seven years on, we looked to extend our passion by taking on Kedleston Estate Shoot.
We rear our own birds, pride ourselves in our hospitality, and have never lost our passion from all those years ago. Find out more here.
Being experts in the local area, we also know the best places to stay during your visit (along with a few recommendations for the best food!)
In a relatively short period the Jones brothers have brought together an exciting team to ensure the smooth and efficient running of your shoot day.
As most guns know there is a small army of people who are often never seen but can be on occasions be heard in the woods and cover crops, they are The Beating Team.
Look behind you when in the gun line and you will see the Picking Up Team.
Rich and Henry do all they can to ensure the shoot has on-hand the best and brightest team in the field, who share their willingness to do things differently and to re-establish Kedleston Estate Shoot as one of the premier shoots in the region.
THE KEDLESTON EXPERIENCE
The day starts at around 9:00am at Kedleston to meet your fellow guns and your hosts.
Coffee, bacon rolls and a short safety briefing, pegs are drawn, before leaving for the first drive.
Social Distancing best practice will be observed.
Guns travel in our gun bus to each drive around our estate, commencing at around 9:30am.
Each day varies depending on the shooting teams' preference; however, usually two drives will take place followed by elevenses in the field.
Drives will commences, following elevenses, and a meal will be provided to finish off, what we hope will have been, a brilliant day in the field!
REVIEWED BY THE GUNS
'Thank you for a wonderful days shooting, U thoroughly enjoyed the day, the great shooting and company. With the number of birds on the day, I am sure you will have a great season ahead.'
'Where does one start to thank you both for such a wonderful day. A year in the waiting but certainly worth the wait. Everything was just perfect and a great sporting day was had by all.'
'The both of you went out of your way to make us welcome and a part of the day, The venue you have created is a credit to both of you and the hard work you have put in.'
As an experienced clay shot but a novice game shot at my first driven day Henry's calming words of wisdom and sense of humour were invaluable.
Mr & Mrs J Denton
A superb day and great fun. The team at the Kedleston Estate Shoot had everything covered.
It was an honour to join you at Kedleston. I enjoyed the day immensely, especially the 1st drive on No.4 peg. I hope you have many more good days this season as you ran this day splendidly!'
"The team and instructors at Kedleston were fantastic. They were faced with a team of mixed ability and ensured that everyone had a great time."
GAME DAYS TO SUIT ALL GUNS
Kedleston Estate Shoot can produce a driven days shooting to your requirements be it a 150 bird day or bigger we can design, set up and run your shoot day ensuring a range of challenging birds are presented in a safe and professional manner.
If you have any questions or would like to book a day's shooting, submit the form or use the information below.
If you're looking for places to stay and eat in and around Kedleston, take a look at our recommendations to make the most of your visit.
The team at Kedleston Estate are all highly experienced shots with years of knowledge to help you or your team of guns 'get on' the birds. We pride ourselves that even 'less experienced' game shots can find suitable birds in every drive and the size of your teams smiles at the end of the day are, ultimately, the biggest and truest reflection of the day.
IN THE FIELD INSTRUCTION & LOADING
Our team can accompany you into the field on your driven day in either a support or loader capacity to help you get on the birds and get the most from your day. Our experienced loaders are certified, qualified and insured and can be provided on an individual or team basis, when requested.