Exposed to the whims of coastal weather, wildfowling takes guns to some of Britain’s wildest spots. Here weather, tide and time of day combine to lure skeins of geese and duck over the shoreline and into shot.
With all equipment provided, you only need bring your gun, warm layers, waterproof boots, and plenty of mud-resistant clothing. Well-trained, aquatically gifted canine companions are always welcomed.
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1st September – 31st January (20th February on the foreshore)
KIT & CLOTHING
Please ensure you have warm clothing and a waterproof coat. A hat and face mask are both useful. Wetlands patterned camouflage is ideal, but any camo or drab colour will do.
Chest waders, while not essential, are strongly recommended
Double barrelled shotgun, normally 12 bore
Semi-auto 12 bore with a magazine capacity of no more than three shots
Non-toxic shot is law: please ensure that you have the correct ammunition to suit your gun
If you would normally shoot 36g 5’s, when shooting steel shot rais the shot size to 4’s or 3’s
Please shoot to your cartridge/gun and your ability: ‘high shooting’, the taking of shots outside your consistent kill range, will not be tolerated.
A full team for a day’s shooting is normally 2-6 guns we do however run scratch days for individuals or small groups to join others to make up a full team.
VISAS & LICENCES
Travelling to the UK from within the EU needs no visa
Travel from outside the EU may require a visa at the port of entry
You will need a licence to bring a gun into the UK and Outside Days can arrange visitor’s permits for you or provide rental guns on your arrival.
We require all our guests to have third party insurance, this can be obtained by membership to any of the British sporting organisations, for third party and shoot cancellation insurance we recommend the policy offered by Hiscocks.
It is standard practice to tip the guides at the end of a day’s/week’s shooting.
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We welcome guns bringing their own dogs on these days, but please only well behaved and trained ones. You need to honest with yourself about your dog’s ability: what makes it a pleasure in the house might not be what makes it a pleasure wildfowling.
If you are not confident your dog will stay steady when birds are rising and guns are firing, then keep him on a lead or leave him at home.
Please be aware that your dog may have to stand in water. If this is not suitable then please do not bring him.