Karen [my wife] and I were watching an old Countryfile on tv tonight when it had a piece on a women's shooting syndicate in the Pennines after red grouse. During the piece Karen commented she would like to try shooting some grouse [expensive tastes].
This is a real result as this the first time she has ever said anything about wanting to shoot a gun, let alone at a live target. She is supportive of me going deer stalking, helped me to butcher a Roe deer on the Kitchen table for the freezer and loves my roe buck head [thanks to Paul Taylor] which she allowed me to hang on the landing wall. Karen would also like a fox to join the Roe buck on the wall but that is for another thread.
Anyway as she has never fired a gun of any sorts in her life, I said that she should start down the range, progress to some clays and then maybe try some pigeons and onwards and upwards. Maybe now is the time to consider a shotgun certificate and an FAC.
I will take it slowly, but maybe another shooter to our ranks