European shoots at Cedar Rock Hunting Preserve seek
to simulate the driven pheasant hunts commonly held
in Europe. An actual European shoot involves local
people that serve as drivers that drive birds to the
end of a wooded field where the birds then take
flight over a cut in the timber, giving the shooters
an opportunity to shoot at high, fast flying birds
in a tight window.
Since it is difficult to convince local
townspeople here in middle Tennessee that driving birds
through brush and greenbrier is fun, we resort to
another method to get the birds airborne. Instead, we
set up a course that consists of a rotation through 10
shooting stations around a heavily wooded area. The
pheasants are released at tree-top level and shots can
be safely attempted once the birds have cleared the tree
line. Typical shots range from 30-60 yards at birds
traveling at speeds near 45mph. A good bit of advice is
to hold the bragging about shooting prowess until after
the shoot. This can be a humbling experience even for
those that consider themselves great shots.
Our European shoots are an ideal activity for
groups of 15-20 people. They are a great idea for
corporate entertaining or an outing among friends. All
of our European pheasant shoots include a morning shoot,
lunch, and bird cleaning/packaging. Handlers and dogs
will be on the course to pick up any downed birds and
insure that proper gun safety is being observed at all
European shoots are loaded
with fast, fun shooting action. Give us a call today to
book your group for our next shoot.
European Shoot Pricing
10 Pheasant per person - $260.00
15 Pheasant per person - $325.00
20 Pheasant per person - $385.00 Plus
European Shoot Rules:
During the European Shoot,
shooters will be in close proximity to other shooters,
retrievers and handlers, and club staff. Safety is very
important. Shooters are asked to follow these rules
while in the field.
Guns are only to be
loaded when the handlers indicate the
appropriate time. No guns shall be loaded while
moving from station to station. All guns must
have the actions open while transitioning
between shooting stations.
familiarize themselves with the positioning of
the dogs and handlers at each station prior to
the start of the shoot.
No shots should be
fired at any angle under the tree line as seen
from the shooting station.
Shooters may not shoot
behind them at angles lower than 45 degrees
Shooters must wear
protective eyewear at all times during the
Absolutely no alcohol
will be consumed before or during the shoot.
No shot larger than #6
shall be permitted during the European shoot.
Shooters must follow the instructions of the
handlers and staff at all times during
1. Any gauge of safe
2. 4 - 5 boxes of
shotgun shells of no larger shot size than
3. Blaze orange hat
4. Protective Eye