Wicken has 17 high quality partridge drives,
enabling us to adjust each day’s shooting as
dictated by differing weather conditions. It also
allows those who wish for more extended sport to
enjoy two day’s back-to-back shooting.
line of guns normally shoots between 125 brace
to 200 brace of partridge per day.
the start of 2012 the Wicken hired a new head
keeper, Tom Goodridge, with a mandate to rethink the
shoot from the ground up; lay out new drives;
upgrade the game plots; revitalise the woods; and to
rebuild our offering of both partridges and
pheasants. Tom, who is a previous winner of the
Purdey award, has worked at some of the pre-eminent
shooting estates in the United Kingdom and brings a
great deal of experience and expertise to the Wicken.
Tom manages every aspect of the shoot and is
responsible for ensuring that the day goes well.