Strong Points

Kerry is the woodcock region in Ireland
Beautiful areas for snipe and woodcock
Nice accommodation

Hunting Period

 1 November to 31 January

Pricing

From €1300
(Group of 4 hunters and more)

Game

Woodcocks, Snipes, Ducks

WOODCOCK & SNIPE HUNTS IN IRELAND

Ireland: one of the flagship destinations for woodcock and snipe

STRONG POINTS

Kerry is the woodcock region in Ireland
Beautiful areas for snipe and woodcock
Nice accommodation

Your Trip

Main Information

Additionnal Information

Your Hunting Area

Our contracted areas are located in Kerry, in the Southwest of Ireland.

Hunting zone of more than 20 000 acres of woods, swap and fields. Our main guide, Gerard has more than 20 years of experience on the field.

Possibility of gun rental (caliber 12). Numerous hounds available.

Essentially woodcock hunting zone, with hounds on open areas, but also more closed environments for hunter who don’t want to walk too much.

Our guides prefer a throughout the day presence on the ground. Anyhow, they fit the hunting day depending on the hunter’s wish, but also on weather conditions. You can choose to hunt woodcock on wide open territories rather with pointing breeds, or on more covered “bushy” grounds with small retrievers. We recommend you to see it all with your guide before hunting. Your own dogs are welcomed, but our guides have excellent pointing breeds and they will be at your disposal if you choose them.

Our Pricing

Prices based on the number of hunters in a group, but also the number of hunting days. On this territory you can hunt during Sundays.

3 hunting days – 4 nights from €1300 for a group of 4 hunters and more.

During your trip, you will be at the B&B of your guide, located close to Waterville and just near the hunting area.

No taxes or quota for woodcock or snipe in Ireland nor other animals.

Your Trip

DESCRIPTION OF A 3 – 6 HUNTING DAYS STAY

(we can hunt during Sundays in Ireland)

Day 1: Arrival in Ireland at the accommodation, just near the hunting are.. Installation, dinner & night.

Day 2-3-4 or more : A meaty breakfast and outing for an all day long hunting at 8am. Lunch break on the territory, in a village pub or in your guest house in option. Return to accommodation at sunset. Dinner & night.

Last Day : Breakfast. Departure after the signature of protocol.

During your trip, you will be at the B&B of your guide, located close to Waterville and just near the hunting area.

Hunted Game

The woodcock of course. Priority game for all hunters coming to Ireland. Lots of snipe too. It is always difficult to give a number of birds per group of hunters, but generally a good ten per day!

 Possibility of beautiful duck hunts on request.

Observers

Observers are are welcome. They will be able to accompany the hunters and take great photos but also, with a car, to visit the region.

Your accommodation

During your trip, you will be at the B&B of your guide, located close to Waterville and just near the hunting area. 

Semi-pension included in the price:

Lunch: Lunch on site (15€) or in a pub (approximately 20€)

Hunting Pleasure a sélectionné un hébergement en accord avec son prestataire Irlandais. Il est proche de la zone de chasse afin d’éviter de longs déplacements matin et soir.

Five bedrooms with bathrooms, main room for meals, convivial relaxation area. Room for drying clothes. Specific room for your dogs.

Tourism

Waterville is the only seafront village on the famous Ring of Kerry in Southwest Ireland. 
Renowned for its game angling and its 18 hole championship golf links, Waterville is also a paradise for the hill walker, cyclist, pony trekker, ornithologist, fishermen, water sport enthusiast and indeed for the general holidaymaker interested in immersing themselves in the REAL Ireland.

References

Success depends on migration, even if the number of game taken is significant. We have had many very positive feedback from our hunting friends.

Country Information

Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. The official currency is €.

This journey takes place in wintertime on the West coast of the country, so it will be expected to an inclement weather with rain, wind and a low temperature near zero degrees. But these are the ideal conditions for the migration of Woodcock…

Firearms and Equipment

If you want to hunt with your own gun a hunting & firearm licence should be issued by the Irish authorities. The process takes 8 weeks and you will be required to provide a color copy of your European firearms pass as well as of your ID card, hunting licence and insurance. A weapon & ammunition could be rented at place. We have some rifles on site. Generally 12 gauge. We can rent them to you.

In terms of equipment, never forget that you are going to hunt in Ireland and that the weather can be rainy and changeable. The weather is variable and the days can be sunny at times, rainy too … you can’t know in advance. Take quite a lot of clothes and varied, even if our accommodation offers a room to dry your clothes in the evening! Backpack, good boots…

 

To get on location

Our contracted areas are located in Kerry, in the Southwest of Ireland. Hunters must travel by their own means (airplane with car rental or personal car). Upon request, we can send you a list indicating the different possibilities to get there.

For those who will go there by plane, Aer Lingus offers many flights landing in Cork or Dublin, but none of these companies accepts transportation of dogs. Attention: Ryan Air does not accept weapons’ transport.

Some practical tips

According to your choice, you will have some expenses to be paid at place. In case of the full-board accommodation at least the drinks and some tips. Some more in the half-board pack… The Irish like not too much credit cards. You’d better to realize a cash withdrawal from an ATM in Waterville.

Do not hesitate to bring a few bottle of your favorite drink for a higher developed conviviality with your Irish hosts.

PICTURES OF YOUR TRIP

YOUR PERSONALIZED QUOTATION

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