Hosted by English-speaking Frontiers Danish Shooting Director, Jens Torp, guns experience superior sporting-quality game birds at the finest Danish estates. The mallard season begins in September, followed by pheasants (with some mallards intermixed) from mid-October-mid-November. Denmark shooting is a primary venue for the veteran as well as the first-time shot. Exceptional accommodation and gourmet cuisine, without stilted formality, are customary for each program. All in a lovely country with rolling green fields and large forests in an uncrowded countryside.
Classic estate shoots for mallards only during September and combination driven pheasants, with some mallards intermixed, beginning mid-October were pioneered by Frontiers in the mid-70s. Groups comprise of 8–10 guns; non-shooters are warmly welcomed.
Lodging at renowned Falsled Kro, on the island of Fyn, is included in most programs. Elegant manor homes and castles are available for private groups. Copenhagen offers the luxurious Hotel d’Angleterre, in city center, adjacent to Stroget, the famous walking street with upscale shops.
Neutral colored European-style shooting attire is required along with appropriate eye and ear protection. Guns must be side-by-side or over/under doubles. Rental guns are available. Knee-high ‘Wellington” boots are suggested in the field. Evening wear is generally semi-formal with coat and tie.
The colorful traditions of European shooting are still alive, well and revered in Denmark with the highly-bred, well-trained dogs retrieving beautifully and the traditional game parade at the end of the day. Numerous direct flight options are available to Copenhagen. The gun permit/licensing processing for those planning to travel with their own firearms is obtained in advance. With an English speaking escort, non-shooters enjoy organized excursions to nearby towns and interesting venues, and they are welcome to join shooters in the field. Denmark offers an ideal couple’s sporting vacation.
2015 rates based on current exchange rates (subject to change):
September–Mallards exclusively: shooter $13,895; non-shooter $3,385.
Mid-October–Mid-November-Pheasants/mallards combination: shooter $12,680; non-shooter $3,378.