Established in 1949, the Shooting Times Woodcock Club is a unique institution, whereby membership is obtained through a right-and-left at woodcock before two witnesses.

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Annual Woodcock Club dinner announced for 2017

The magnificent house at Crowcombe Court was built in the 1730s in the English regional baroque style by Thomas Parker and the interior features plasterwork by Grinling Gibbons. It was described by Sir Nikolas Pevsner as: “The finest house of its date in Somerset south of the Bath area”. The…

Woodcock Broadcast 18-12-08

As seasonal cold snaps force the brown ghosts to leave their haunts in the east and head westwards, Professor Colin Trotman predicts a bumper woodcock season

Woodcock Broadcast 27-11-08

Professor Colin Trotman has compiled reports indicating that many areas have seen a slow start to the season, due to November’s milder weather

Woodcock broadcast 30-10-2008

Woodcock broadcast 30-10-2008

In the first broadcast of the 2008-9 season, Professor Colin Trotman looks at the reasons behind late migration and the success of our native breeding woodcock

Woodcock broadcast February 2008

For some it has been the best season for woodcock ever — in the final broadcast of the season, Professor Colin Trotman is thrilled by the reports of record numbers

Woodcock broadcast 31-01-2008

Woodcock broadcast 31-01-2008

The reports of woodcock numbers just keep getting better — Professor Colin Trotman is jubilant as the forecast of a fantastic year for the birds looks set to be fulfilled

Woodcock broadcast December 2007

Woodcock numbers may have slowed with mild weather, and some birds are small and thin, but the second wave of migrants is on its way, reassures Professor Colin Trotman

Woodcock broadcast December 2007

Woodcock broadcast December 2007

In five years of the Broadcast, Professor Colin Trotman has never had so many reports of early migrants. Together with a strong breeding season, it bodes well for this year

Woodcock broadcast 13-01-2007

Woodcock broadcast 13-01-2007

The cold snap in late January could just have been what the woodcock were waiting for. Professor Colin Trotman is delighted that in most parts numbers seem to have recovered.

Woodcock broadcast 18-01-07

Woodcock broadcast 18-01-07

The mild weather seems to have had an effect on numbers of the wily woodland bird. Professor Colin Trotman presents the first woodcock round-up of the New Year

Six of the best on woodcock

Six of the best on woodcock

Have you had your chance at a right-and-left at woodcock yet? David Frost asks six keepers for their thoughts and opinions on this elusive and mystical woodland bird

Woodcock broadcast 21-12-06

Woodcock broadcast 21-12-06

Poor but improving is the general consensus for woodcock. Is mild weather to blame? Professor Colin Trotman rounds up woodcock news from around the British Isles.

Woodcock broadcast 23-11-06

Woodcock broadcast 23-11-06

Poor but improving is the general consensus for woodcock. Is mild weather to blame? Professor Colin Trotman rounds up woodcock news from around the British Isles.

Woodcock broadcast 26-10-06

Woodcock broadcast 26-10-06

The moon is full and the woodcock plentiful — it's that time of the season again. Professor Colin Trotman twiddles the knobs to pick up this year's Woodcock Broadcast.

Game Conservancy feather study

Find out how the Shooting Times Woodcock Club raises money for the Game Conservancy Trust's innovative feather isotope research helping us to learn more about the woodcock species

Become a woodcock contact

Become a woodcock contact

Every season Shooting Times' publishes the regular Woodcock Broadcast to report sightings of these enigmatic birds — find out how to join in.