There I was thinking I had an unusual name but I am flabbergasted to see another Alwyn from Bournemouth in this forum!
Just as Bournemouth straddles Hants & Dorset, so do I beat and shoot and hunt mostly in these two counties. My earliest connections were through the New Forest Hounds. In the last decade they have been more via the Purbeck & Bovington Beagles, Ytene Mink Hounds, and (for those know) the Connaught Square Squirrel Hunt! I beat and shoot (mend fences and muck out duck ponds) in three or four main locations and visit many others. I have also crept abroad, a few times, and clobbered a few cute furry woodland creatures and plains game!