Driven Gamebirds

Driven Gamebirds

The Royal United Company is specialized in developing properties for the purpose of driven game bird shooting.

The properties linked below are either solely rented by The Royal United Company or we act as a sub-contractor to the shoot owner, our three locations give you the opportunity to book in advance on selected dates throughout the season. Single pegs can be purchased at any location.

If you would like to purchase a whole day please contact us with your preferred location and date.

Our Locations

First Mine Run
  • White Hall, Maryland
    (Baltimore County)
  • Maximum of 8 pegs per day
  • Single Pegs & Whole days available
  • 400 Mixed Gamebirds
  • Fully catered lunch with wine
Mount Airy Heights
  • Mount Airy, Maryland
    (Howard County)
  • Maximum of 8 pegs per day
  • Driven Clays Warm Up 
  • 450 Mixed Gamebirds
  • Catered lunch with wine
  • Castleton, Virginia
    (Rappahannok County)
  • Maximum of 8 pegs per day
  • Driven clays Warm Up 
  • 500 released Pheasants
  • Light Lunch

More About Us

Our Birds

The back bone of a successful shoot, pheasants are game birds with superior flight and adaptability characteristics. In order to achieve this quality we raise the birds from one day old using an English style grass raising technique. This technique enables them to acclimate when they are very young.

What is Driven Gamebird Shooting?

Driven shooting is a style of game bird hunting that originated in Europe in the early 1900s. Company founder Richard Smith has valuable knowledge in this form of shooting, which makes for a unique experience on the East Coast of America. 

Our Founder

Richard Smith grew up intensely involved in his family’s commercial driven game bird shooting operation. Rich went on to study game bird management at Harpury College(UK) and then went on to run his own private pheasant shoots before working with a renowned commercial pheasant and partridge shoot in Southern England.




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