On this episode of Great British Shooting Ian Harford is pheasant shooting on the border of Lancashire and Yorkshire at The Upperwoods Shooting Estate.
Covering 5,000 acres in the Pennines and famed for its super high pheasants, the Upperwood Shooting Estate is home to some of the best sporting birds in Britain. Towering hillsides, magnificent scenery and spectacular typography offer an amazing experience for everyone involved.
- Introduction to the Great Britsh Shooting Espiode from Upperwoods Estate.
- Great British Shooting video, Episode 6.
- The first drive of the day provides challenges.
- Martin Stretton provides an insight into the shoot day.
On the previous episode of Great British Shooting, Team Wild TV follows Ian Harford and Owen Beardsmore hunting roebucks at sunrise.
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As the fog sets in and the wind picks up the first drive offers some incredibly challenging birds. Shooting into the fog can be difficult as the birds seemingly appearing from nowhere. A mountain situated directly in front of the guns provides added consideration when taking their shots. Beaters and their dogs occupy this area as they drive the pheasants towards the guns. Therefore, you not only have to pick the best birds but you also have to ensure you’re taking safe shots.
More familiar with shooting his AYA No1 Delux Ian’s shotgun selection for this particular shoot is his Miroku MK60s with 32″ barrels. Which, he admits, takes a little getting accustomed to. Judging distance, range, lead, and speed are all difficult when visibility is limited. A challenging start to the day but a very enjoyable one.
Martin Stretton: “What an incredible finish to an incredible day. Shooting at Upperwood has been very special with some of the highest birds I have ever seen.”
The Upperwood estate is a tremendous shoot. Not only has the day offered some truly brilliant and challenging pheasant shooting, but it has also been a real pleasure to spend time with a group of like-minded people. Those who have come together to enjoy a fantastic day in the British countryside.
Next Week on Team Wild TV.
Tune into next weeks episode of Great British Shooting as we join Ian Harford while hunting roebucks at sunset. Be sure to follow Team Wild TV on YouTube for all the latest hunting and shooting episodes from around the globe.