well guys , just got back from our hunting trip to portugal and it was one to remember .
met the guys at the airport weds morning, everyone had there guns and paper work so we went to the easyjet check in,
I was told by easyjet that we must book all ammo in as a separate piece of luggage at a cost of £25, when we got to the desk the girls told us that we could just put it in the luggage bags, so £200 wasted.
second cock up.
the serial number on my rifle didn't match that on my cert, resulting in the rifle spending the week in luton nick.
not to worry, we only just managed to get on the plane due to the delay
we landed in lisbon to nice warm weather to be greeted by friends joao and pedro
we had time to spare that afternoon so we went to zero the rifles.
albert left my shiny new rifle case on the ground where joao ran over it with the truck, smashing it to pieces. at this point I was past caring and just wanted to hit the superbock (portugals finest brew)
a carefree night was spent drinking and getting to know the lads, and what a cracking bunch they turned out to be.
after a cracking breakfast and a meet and greet we set about the first montaria on a private estate,
albert was first of the mark with 3 pigs shot in rapid sucession (his first boar ever)
other guys shot some boar to finish the day on 9 killed.
when we got back to camp we had a great lunch, then planned alberts iniatiation, which was to be a gruesome affair.
albert and a young portugese lad were tied up on chairs were they were covered in everything horrible contained within the pigs, not nice , but albert took it like a man, the young lad faired much worse and threw up afterwards, much to the delight of his mother.
after lots of photos and gereral p''s taking we left for a good night on the superbock.
day 2 was on another piece of ground, which was dense scrub, but holds lots of boar, we managed to kill 4 boar out of this , and young craig got his first 2 kills which was fantastic considering he was sitting up a tree while he took the shots.another iniatiation on the way.
after a fantastic lunch , craig got his kit off, to be baptised the only way the portugese know how this was followed by superbock and tapas in a local bar, great crack
day 3 was on another piece, this area looked fantastic with lots of open places in pine woods, we moved 3 times to cover some big areas, at the end of the day we had knocked down another 6 pigs and several foxs, giving a final bag of 19 boar over 3 hunts.
joao , the owner had a counter, which he recorded the shots, these ranged from 45 on the first hunt to 39 shots on the last day.
a massive lunch and red wine followed where we chilled and took the p''s out of each other all night in front of a log fire.
after packing and getting to the airport, we set about booking all the firearms in, this turned out to be a farce, but in the end we got it all through .
albert lost is boarding pass and had to go back for another one, simon was allowed through with a knife in his pocket and gabrial got pulled over because they found a knife in his backpack, just as well it was a cheap one.
while we were guzzeling down a big mac, the tannoy went up for last call, we raced to the gate ,where there was another tannoy for gabrial, ohh dear this is trouble.
we all piled on to the plane while gabrial was left to his fate, it turned out that he had left his ammo in his luggage and was picked up by security,this resulted in gabrial having to get a later flight to gatwick.
so thats it,
all in all a good trip with one or two hiccups
best things to come out of the trip was.
2 people shot their first boar
a big thank you to superbock lager which made the pain easier to bear.
and the best of all, we met some great people, most of which are members of the stalking directory.
so a big round of applause for
connor (aka gordon gekko)
albert (aka the fat controler)
gabrial (aka el gringo )
craig ( aka woody )
stan ( aka the oracle)
garry (aka big john wayne )
simon (aka mr mauser)
and me ( aka flash)