Thursday, 27 December 2012

Almost new year

Had a good days shooting today, well not entirely true, I had fired 6 cartridges with no joy and the dogs were working really well and put up two birds close together and I managed a left and right in front of the boss. The dogs also retrieved all the shot birds including some we thought were lost. Not a massive bag, we took 3 foxes, 2 on the starter fox drive and one that Sassy retrieved from the plantation. They were all well fed but thats the problem with being close to town.
Well I hope your chrstmas went well and I thought I would leave you with a little Frogsporn;

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Its not often I bother with the christmas thingy but today this cheered me up no end;
Well even if you dont like it I dont care, I'm having a great break so far even if work keeps trying to interrupt. Shoot on saturday yielded 18 Pheasants, 1 woodpigeon and a rabbit. Thats all in spite of horrendous weather driving rain almost horizontally at us. Sassy & Samson were joined by Arthur and Spartacus and didnt let me down, in fact they excelled putting some great birds over the guns, I even snaffled a brace myself.
So sup up and enjoy yourselves over the holiday and dont get caught!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

As wnter approaches

I suppose its time for all the "I dont think you really wanted to do that did you?" clips, so here we start the festive season;
Lets have a look and see if  we can find some more then. Whilst I post this I think of those of us unfortunate enough to be sweltering in crocodile country, you know who you are have a happy christmas!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Holts today

The last day and a half were spent in good company at Holts auction in Hammersmith, yesterday I used the time to view the sealed bid lots and browse todays auction. I'm not sure if I was totally out of my depth sat in the bid room with a paddle but when this showed up I guessed it was time to get my coat;
 

Last night was spent in true auction socialising testing the local ales and finishing the night off with a Ruby! Suburban Bushwacker and I looked suitably ropey this morning, I cant vouch for the state of Mr FM but he must have looked as least as bad ( I hope)!

Saturday, 8 December 2012

1st Day on a new (to me) shoot

So I dont shoot a shotgun for almost a year, in one day I bag 16 ducks and 1 pigeon and then 2 days later I am guesting on a shoot locally. Nothing till drive 3 and then I start knocking them down 2 by 2.
Total bag was 38 pheasants, 2 Malllard, 8 fox, 1 pigeon (that was a difficult shot) and 1 rabbit despite the no ground game rule. By lunch the keeper had words with the shoot captain and I'm invited to be a full member.

It was great fun, good company and glorious countryside



I only took 2 dogs, Samson and Sassie, they both woirked hard so next time I'll take 4 dogs.
Oh and I mustnt forget SBW now has 3 birds for christmas although only 2 need plucking!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Touch screen phones

 What a fecking pain in the arse. That said I have escaped the wage slave mode for a day and caught up with a bit of duck shooting;
15 ducks and the pigeon was stuck up the tree! A good day had by both of us! Sassy enjoyed herself but was understandably reluctanct to break the ice on the pond at -3 C as it was this morning. Say a lovely black Fallow doe too!