Most guns on pegs are far from fcukwits , anyone that does fall into that category doesn’t get past the first drive and in ten years I’ve never seen anyone shoot a thrush , redwing or any other bird or mammal that was either protected or not in season ...A lot of the days are just ordinary working fellas that save a few quid and have a day or so a year on the pheasants as a treat , sure there’s people that shoot once a fortnight and one or two teams that Shoot one a week but these are the exception..All this talk of teams of guns from the city shooting everything that walks talks flies or cries is bol locks ..Some corporate days you will invariably get the odd gun that hasn’t shot driven game ( most will be keen shots hence the reason they are there ) , they will ALWAYS have a loader or mentor , no one is ever given a gun and left to get on with it , safety is paramount.
All our game , pheasant , partridge and duck is collected and chilled , most is boxed and collected weekly . Some is processed for our shop and for the guns to take home , the guns can have as much processed game as they want ..
All this talk of tons of game being buried I’ve yet to see any evidence, as for rich shooters just wanting to kill every thing I hate to think how much has been spent on some of the grouse moors with little or no shooting this year due to the weather / fires ..if the conservation work relied on anyone but the ultra rich countryman that truly loved that environment and grouse shooting the moors would be fcuked ..
I wouldn’t believe everything the anti press tell you ..