Strathbogie teems with edible wildlife. Game species include pheasants and partridges, snipe, woodcock and hare. Roe deer stalking is particularly good and vermin (pigeons and rabbits) can be shot all year round. Several estates (Aswanley pictured right) and agencies arrange game and clay pigeon shooting, which has to be booked in advance. A formal shoot will cost £24- £30 per bird. Farmers often welcome offers to clear rabbits or scare/shoot pigeons off. Permission is needed and a gun licence is required for a shotgun or rifle. A Gordon Schools team won the Scottish Clay Shooting championship in 2006.

Mortlach Sporting
[t] 01466 720225
[w] mortlach sporting

Macpherson Fieldsports
[t] 01542 886699

[t] 01738 451600

Target Shooting

Huntly Small Bore Rifle Club, home club of Commonwealth Games’ gold Medallist Sheena Sharp, has its range beside the Swimming Pool. It meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-9pm.

[t] 01466 793795

Huntly Foot Care Clinic
 Huntly Business Centre, Gordon Street, Huntly 
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 Deveron Road, Huntly