Tips & gratuities
Tipping & gratuities
We firmly believe that tips are discretionary and not compulsory, however should you feel the level of service you received was exceptional by individual members our team and wish to give a little extra.
Here is a rule of thumb guidance to tipping.
Game bird shooting instruction:- tips
- Game Keeper:- £20 per 100 birds, per day, example:- 100 bird day = £20. / 200 bird day = £40. / 300 per day = £60.
- Shooting instructor & loader:- £25 per day.
- Chauffeur:- £20 per day.
- Gun cleaning service:- £10 per gun.
- 4×4 car wash:-£30 per car per day.
All tips to be paid in cash directly to each member of the team.
CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST FOR DRIVEN GAME BIRE SHOOTING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.
X1 SHOOTING JACKET.
X1 SHOOTING HAT.
X 1 LONG SLEEVED SHIRT (checked)
X 2 PAIRS OF SOCKS – (long & warm)
X 1 PAIR WALKING BOOTS AND GATORS.
X 1 PAIR WELLIES.
X 1 PAIR OF SHOOTING GLOVES.
X 1 GUN & HARD CASE, LOCKABLE, PADLOCK OR COMBINATION & GUN SLIP.
X1 CARTRIDGE BAG.
X 1 GOOD PAIR OF SHOOTING SUN GLASSES OR SIMILAR.
X 1 EAR PROTECTION.
NB: COLOUR OF CLOTHING: TWEEDS OR DARK GREENS WILL SUFFICE; HOWEVER, LIGHT BROWNS ARE ALSO OK.
Four Seasons Shooting takes pleasure in going above and beyond for our clients; therefore, if you have any special needs for a day of shooting, please let us know and we will reserve the necessary accommodations.
We can recommend places to stay in the surrounding region and even book your accommodations for you.
Our skilled team is available to aid you in any way we can, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any unique needs.
airport transfers & hunting transportation
Our Shooting Chauffeurs
We can arrange for a meet and greet service at the airport, aid with guns and customs clearance, transports to hotels, and a customised friendly driver for the rest of your stay.
Our shooting chauffeurs provide transportation to and from the estates, assistance with shooting kit, loading during the shoot, courteous advise, cleaning the guns at the conclusion of the day, and support with kit management.
All drivers are fitted out with modern Range rover or Landcruiser’s, which are incredibly comfortable and practical for both on and off-road adventures.
Our team consists of incredibly warm and fun-loving people that are always on hand to make your excursions as delightful and relaxed as possible.
We can arrange chauffeur-driven transportation from point A to point B and wherever in between.
Restaurants Food & Drink
Dinning out & Drinks after a great days game shooting
If you have scheduled a shooting holiday with Four Seasons Shooting, our Shoot Chauffeur service can take you beyond the shooting fields.
We can plan, provide, and aid with any aspect of your travel. Whether you have opted to take a day off between shoots to explore the local attractions, eat at some of the greatest restaurants, or simply unwind at a spa.
We can plan your entire day, from picking you up to selecting the best restaurants in London, using our experience.
U.K. Vaccinations Required
This could be the case if:
You have an immune-related illness, such as HIV or AIDS, or you are undergoing immune-related treatment, such as chemotherapy.
you just underwent an organ or bone marrow transplant
You can get more guidance on this from your doctor.
Vaccinations for non-travel
In addition to receiving any mandatory travel vaccinations, now is a suitable time to ensure that your other UK immunizations are up to date and that booster doses are available if needed.
If you have any vaccination records, let your doctor know what you have received previously.
Those in high-risk groups may be offered other immunizations.
Among these are vaccines against diseases such as:
Hepatitis B, TB, and influenza
Winter game shooting weather United Kingdom
August is prime time for driven grouse shooting in Yorkshire and Scotland. 15-21° C, expect warm weather that necessitates short sleeves and an ample supply of mosquito protection.
September: Partridge and duck shooting at 16 to 19° C with no frost and mostly dry mild days necessitating lightweight shooting clothing with short sleeves.
October: pheasant and partridge shooting 12 to 18° C, mainly cloudy days with a touch of rain, with some brighter spells and light winds.
November to December: pheasant, duck, and partridge shooting 6 to 12° C Expect some crisp mornings with bright sun and cloudy interludes with moderate breezes and the occasional chance of heavy showers.
January: Pheasant and duck hunting 0 to 8° C Be prepared for chilly, damp days with bright interludes, heavy showers, and the possibility of snow.
guns & ammunition
Selecting the Best Shotgun for game Shooting
First and foremost, buy the best shotgun you can afford. This does not imply that you must purchase a new shotgun; there are many very good quality used shotguns available. A decent quality shotgun from a well-known manufacturer can last for years and retain its value if properly maintained.
The most critical consideration when purchasing a new or used shotgun is gun fit. If you do not have your shotgun fitted, you will experience a variety of problems and will never reach your maximum potential.
You must also take your size, age, and strength into account. When used properly, all bore diameters can efficiently dispatch pheasants. Because they can be much lighter and produce less recoil when using the right loads, smaller gauge shotguns are popular with women and younger shooters. However, in more recent years, they have also become very popular with more experienced shooters seeking a more challenging experience in the field. A 12 bore over and under sporter/game gun with 30 or 32 inch barrels is what I typically advise. Short barrels do not provide you the same level of control as a shotgun with a longer barrel. Although it could seem like fast handling, the drawback is that it can quickly become whippy and out of control, causing you to lose the path of the bird. Longer barrels will also help you maintain a stronger connection with the bird and make it much simpler to regulate lead pictures.
Side by Side vs. Over & Under
- Personally, I prefer the over/under shotgun – I’ve stated the primary reasons why you should choose an over/under over a side by side below.
- Rather of the double span of barrels and rib, the single sighting plane of the over and under leads the eye naturally towards the target – We should not be looking at barrels during the shot, but you should be aware of them in your peripheral vision while maintaining strong focus on the target.
- The added weight reduces perceived recoil and lets you to control the shotgun more easily, allowing you to utilise heavier loads, especially when shooting higher/extreme pheasants. There are also more cartridges available, including steel shot – a major number (but not all) of over & under shotguns are steel proofed, allowing them to fire steel shot cartridges.
They have larger forends, which allows for more control with the front hand. Pistol grips that enable far more precise and consistent hand placement – Hand placement and grip size are sometimes disregarded but are crucial.
- Because the recoil is perceived differently, the first barrel recoil is low in the shoulder, which results in less barrel flip than a side-by-side and makes switching to your second shot simpler and more fluid.
Without a doubt, an over-under shotgun is simpler to use than a side-by-side shotgun, and the vast majority of shooters perform significantly better with this style of shotgun. This is why all of the top shooters in the sport of competitive shooting favour the over and under.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Your contract is with Four Seasons Shooting (we, us, and our in these Booking Conditions). References to you or your pertain to the person making the booking as well as all members of the holiday party.
Please read these Booking Conditions carefully as they serve as the framework for your agreement with us. These booking conditions have no bearing on your statutory rights as a consumer.
Making a reservation
When you make a reservation with us, you must send us the completed Booking Form together with information on how you paid the Initial Deposit. The Initial Deposit is only refundable if you cancel your reservation within seven days of receiving our written confirmation of your reservation, so do take note of this. You recognise that your reservation was made as a consumer for vacationary purposes, and that no responsibility can be accepted for any commercial losses you may have incurred or experienced. We will provide you with our written confirmation once we have received and acknowledged the completed Booking Form and the Initial Deposit. Only after we send you our written confirmation and are in agreement, will our agreement become a contract.
paying for your reservation
At least 8 weeks (56 days) before the arrival date specified in our written confirmation, you must provide us the remaining balance and deposit. We reserve the right to assume that you have cancelled your reservation if you do not make a payment due to us in full and on time. With the following information, payments may be made straight to our bank account: Account number 40251533, sort code 20-97-58, and account name Four Seasons shooting Additionally, we accept BACS payments. Make checks payable to Four Seasons Shooting and emails to Julie@richardm162.sg-host.com.
Insurance and Liability
Guests are not covered by ‘Four Seasons shooting in South Africa’ insurance. You must ensure that you have suitable personal medical insurance and third-party liability insurance for the duration of the safari. (BASC Insurance covers you for 60 days per year for shooting abroad). Whilst we maintain all reasonable care for the safety of our clients and their property while on game bird shooting Breaks, we will accept no responsibility for cost incurred due to illness, accident, or loss of any nature. You can be assured, however, of our full assistance in the case of an unfortunate event. (Make sure you have travel and illness insurance).