Driven hunts are most common in Poland, Hungary and Romania, however Croatia, Turkey and Spain offer some great hunts as well. In these countries, they do it right! The beaters and their dogs will bust through the cover literally shoulder to shoulder, driving all of the game in the forest towards the waiting hunters. This is an incredibly exciting way to hunt, especially when you can hear the beaters shouting and their dogs barking….then the shooting starts!
In countries such as Finland, Sweden and Germany, they operate in a smaller way.
Typically, in these countries, a few beaters and their dogs will move through the underbrush towards the hunters. These mini-drives are still incredibly fun, but not nearly as effective as drives in Poland or Hungary. Quite simply these driven hunts are in a class of their own.
You can even find some great driven shooting in the United States and Canada.
For years, the only place you could find a driven pheasant and partridge shoot was in England and Europe. Until recently, this traditional sport has been very limited in the United States. The desire and interest for driven pheasant and partridge shooting has gradually grown as more people have been exposed to driven shooting. Fortunately, this trend has been recognized, and some fantastic shooting destinations have been cropping up in the American West. We go so far to say that we believe that the United States could become the epicenter for driven pheasant and partridge shooting.