Having just been on the last outing of yet another fruitless wildfowling season, my friends and I have decided to take a different tack for the 2014-15 season, and I thought I may as well start planning now. What we’d like would be a day or two of mixed roughshooting from late November to January. We have no interest in numbers, but we would like to at least have the chance to miss a few shots each. Ideally, it would be great to have the services of a dog or two and their handler, since we have none. Currently there are three of us in on this, and we’re split between London and Bristol, so anywhere in between would do, although we could also shift to East Anglia. Frankly, we’ll entertain any suggestions. Finally, it has to be at the weekend, so we’d probably be looking to stay in a pub or a friendly B&B. We can work out our own accommodation if needs be.
We don’t have a huge amount of money to throw at this, and I honestly don’t have a very good idea of the budget we’d be looking at. But it would be good to come home with the odd rabbit, pheasant or woodcock in the game bag for a change (used to have access to some brilliant woodcock woods, but the wildfowling club lost the FC leases). I’m open to suggestions, and I have almost a year to look into this.