Since retiring I find myself out in the field more often than not , topping up the freezer , even if just for a walk to watch , enjoy & studying the wildlife around the estates I live. The other past time I find myself getting entertainment is flicking through the various ' shooting' forums ( I say this lightly as most seem to know so much yakety yak ,yet do so very little or understand the 'sport' ) & read the amazing tales from the real sportsmen out there who understand the outdoors in the fresh air & around various sites , as well as the reading the unfortunate childish jealousy from dreamers & novices , I am guessing new to the 'sport' with contempt for those with knowledge or doing better .
I remember not so long ago when you could trust a like minded sportsman, build a bonding & go for a wander ,as well as a shoot sharing grounds & simply managing the grounds to our & of course the land owners advantage , keeping pest to a well balanced level & the game healthy & breeding well.
Now I read almost & too much talk about is the ability to kill !! mainly without a reason why ? Anything a moron & idiot can do basically, so what happened to the bond, trust & the sportsmanship between us ? before it destroys our sport ! I am sure the leading sporting bodies are up to there back teeth in anonymous phone calls & bitching on forums , & generally ruining the 'sport'. (Is it too much tv soap influence & the need to get out more?)