I recently spent a very enjoyable day at Te Para pheasant preserve on a walked up pheasant shooting day, or rough shooting as they call it in England. There is certainly nothing rough about Te Para however. The secret to a good walked up day is to have good dogs and plenty of birds. Te Para, like most pheasant preserves, provides both. You will not shoot as many birds as on a full driven shooting day but you will certainly see many more than on public areas which receive a great deal of shooting pressure. It is also a lot cheaper and more active than a traditional day so you get plenty of exercise as well as a knowledgeable local guide in to the bargain.
Driven shoots often run walked up days shooting the boundaries of the property which can be great fun. You get to shoot some interesting places you wouldn’t ordinarily see and do the shoot a favour at the same time. Most shoots like to harvest as many of the released birds as possible as, if left in the wild over the summer, they gradually stray further away and can draw off next seasons released birds from where they need to be for the forthcoming shooting.
Tuna Nui is running walked up days this year so if you fancy an enjoyable day out on a beautiful property with the prospect of taking home some delicious wild game then get in touch as there is still eight weeks or so of the season to go. If you want to sharpen up your skills to make the most of your day out then book yourself in at Hau Ora Clays and we can show you some of the likely targets you will see out in the field.