Its a day I take off myself on the shoot i manage/keeper.
So all the guns are my mates and the wives and kids come along.
There is no bag limit on us and they are all very selective.
As you could see very bright and no wind so the pheasants didn't perform very well.
We had a wild duck drive which was mixed in with a partridge drive, excellent the ducks came from behind the pegs and the partridge from the front.
Very exciting I had over a box of shells on that drive alone (where i'm stood in the rape).
The craik is always great and as some of the guns are made up from some of the usual beaters, the beaters try extra hard for us.
And the best part is because i'm shooting my son steps in and runs the beating line for me, he does a great job and enjoys it.
My son, daughter, nephew and wife (when not filming) were beating for me.
Does'nt get any better.
Except for the wife's banter. LOL