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Walked-Up Day

Discussion in 'Shooting' started by NOTSHARP, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. NOTSHARP

    NOTSHARP Subscribed Member

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    On Friday last, I was asked by the Keeper, where I beat, If I could help out on a Walked-up day, today.

    08:30hrs, saw me at the Bothy, with my one controlable, Cocker.

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    The wee hooligan was left at home.

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    Much to her chagrin, but such is life.


    The Guns were paying good money for their Walked-up day, and I needed a steady dog with me.

    Rarther than walking-up, the Keeper did mini drives, which is far better for the Guns.

    The weather was reasonably kind, and the birds cooperated (mostly).

    We stopped for a mid morning Sloe Gin ( Plymouth :D ), and half an hour for lunch.

    The bag was 47 pheasants, for four Guns. The Guns were delighted, and had enjoyed a great day.
    My dog found a wounded bird, that was deemed lost, so I was pleased. She worked really well, all day, and is thoroughly knackered.

    No time for taking pics, as you will appreciate.

    We have a day off, and out again on Thursday.


    Steve.
     
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  2. Nice65

    Nice65 Subscribed Member

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    Poor hooligan, I bet she was all over the other one when it returned :)

    Sounds to be a good day, more enjoyable than big drives for poor shots.
     
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  3. GeoffW

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    That's one of the snags with beating, a keen dog becomes competitive and steadiness goes out of the window. I used to love those small, informal days.
     
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