Just a quick write up, as I spent a very enjoyable day shooting over a fellow members HPR's on Friday, a cracking day which started with a woodcock and duck flight, resulting in a drake mallard, not a bad start to the day.....
next up were a brace of squirrels who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.....
a bit later on I winged a woodcock which then got back in the air and was taken by my host, and shortly after that I downed species number 4 for the day, a hen pheasant.
A tricky walk over some very boggy marsh saw a plethora of snipe rise, most well out of range for the guns unfortunately, but on our second pass of the bog, returning to our starting point, without warning a snipe got up and crossed fast from right to left. Instinct took over and it was downed with the first barrel......I was made up, my first ever snipe!
a breather for lunch and then back out, and within minutes we flushed 2 woodcock, the second of which fell to my gun, brilliant! closely followed by a hen pheasant which got up from just at my feet.....this as turning into quite a decent bag for 2 guns working unstocked wild ground.
between us by the end of the day we had 4 woodcock, a brace of snipe, a mallard, two pheasants and 2 squirrels....... And we'd worked our socks off for them all.
i slept well that night.
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