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There has long been a tradition of shooting at Buckholt and the free-draining chalk downland interspersed with strategically planted woods makes for excellent habitat for both pheasants and partridges. Both are released in fairly equal numbers with partridges making up most of the bag in September and October and this gradually turns in favour of pheasants as the season progresses.
The shoot is located to the east of Salisbury in Wiltshire, which is easily accessible from London and has the advantage of first class accommodation in the heart of the estate with Buckholt Stables Lodge, an exceptionally smart converted barn specifically designed for shoot parties with nine superb en-suite bedrooms.
There are some spectacular high banks, and birds of a quality not normally associated with this part of the country are shown. The shoot doesn’t normally let days, however, we are lucky to be let 3-4 per season for the family.
Buck's Holt. In the middle-ages Buckholt was known for its fine beech trees, of which many were used in the building of Salisbury Cathedral, Clarendon Palace and for ship building at Portsmouth.
Buckholt is located between Stockbridge and Salisbury with very good links with London and the South West.
Guns meet and have lunch and tea in the main house of the estate, where there is a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. In the early part of the season lunch will be taken outside making the most of the stunning views from the top of the estate. All of the arrangements are first class and non-shooting guests are very much encouraged. During the day guns travel around the shoot in a specially adapted gun trailer, which enhances the excellent, friendly atmosphere of the shoot.