Has anyone noticed how syndicates have moved in and taken all the shooting.
Certainly in my area they have. it's all game kept, and these shoots take thousands of acres of land and many farms. Many of my friends have lost their shooting due to city millionaires that shoot 9 days a year, and expect you to keep off the land the rest of the year.
It is certainly causing a lot of ill feeling in my area. Guys that used to shoot the farms some years ago now have to oppurtunity to become a £20 a day beater to the guy that got him kicked off his shoot.
It's got so bad in my area that the shoots are getting into nasty arguements over beaters as there are not enough to go around. The shoots days are clashing, and there are no beaters.
It's all big business and the likes of the poor guy can get ready to kiss goodbye to the shooting sports.
I find it very obscene, I am lucky however that it does not affect me, but I feel very sorry for the guys that have lost their sport to rich kids that can't shoot. One shoot last week reproted that 365 shots were taken for 12 birds. I rest my case