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    Preparation for a Driven Hunt

    How do people prepare for a driven hunt season?
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    Winged game? It depends. Grouse in August (twenty five years since I last shot driven grouse) is different from purely partridge in September (never ever shot on an all partrdge day in any September) is different from back-end "cocks only" pheasant in late December....where oddly sunglasses are a most essential piece of equipment!

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    I was thinking more like driven boar, deer, foxes, rabbits, hares, etc.
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    Too specialised for me. Certainly fox drives exist and existed in Britain and hare drives too. My late father certainly took place in hare drives. And deer drives too when roe (in Englicsh woodlands) were considered more as vermin that something that people would pay money to shoot with a rifle.

    But I doubt that there is anyone alive now (on this Forum) that has ever taken part in a rabbit drive. These in Britain (and I'll stand to be corrected) are very much 1890s and 1900s I am guessing.

    So sorry I can't help. But I am certain that someone will be along soon that can. Happy New Year.

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    Tis a happy new year, only 4 months to go before the season starts again

    This is a good way to practice.
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    Check out Corinium Range. They have running boar targets which we used before our trip for boar.
    http://coriniumrange.com/
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    Fantastic range there by the looks of it, and their comments are spot on. It never surprises me when I take stalkers out who complain that they never saw or never hit anything on a driven hunt.
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    "cocks only" pheasant in late December....where oddly sunglasses are a most essential piece of equipment![/QUOTE]
    We must have gone wrong somewhere then as the only eye protection required on our shoot has been swimming goggles!

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    If you want to start getting some practise in early for next season you could always come along to the H4H running deer/boar shoot at the BSRC Bisley on Saturday 25th June.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchughcb View Post
    Tis a happy new year, only 4 months to go before the season starts again

    This is a good way to practice.
    I shoot most weeks at the running moose range in the warmer months and once a month down the shooting Cinema.

    Those shooting simulater as in your photo are great fun. There are a couple of versions and both are great.

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