Posted 18 October 2014 - 10:24 pm
Expect a lot of socialising, drinking, confusing instructions, all manner of birds (not all will be close/far enough to shoot, so make your own judgements), drinking and banter. And the day will most likely end with a piss up! LOL
Etiquette: double barreled guns only, don't shoot at pigeons etc before the the first pheasants/partridge have started to cross, when the drive ends don't take a couple more cheeky shots, mark your fallen birds, don't poach your neighbours birds, pick up your emptys, listen to the instructions and morning brief and ffs remember your stand/peg number. Start of the day you'll probably draw numbers and then be told to move up 2 or 3 for each following drive.
It's worth making an effort to look reasonably smart too. Shirt and shooting fleece with big pockets to hide all your emptys! LOL.
It's really nothing to worry about. Friends and family days are informal fun days, good entry into driven game. Just enjoy it and if unsure ask.
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