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Hi All

 

We are now entering our third season in NI and we are always on the look out for reliable guys and girls to assist us with the dogging-in duties at the shoot.

 

Does anyone else have any tips on how to build a reliable and consistent team to help with the beating line and dogging-in?

 

Likewise any one who would be interested in speaking to us about some dog work should pm me or contact us via email.

 

 

Thanks

 

BWS

 

Payment is in kind in form of beaters day, good camaraderie and lunch on shoot days :D

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Don't get a team of retrievers in ... After the shoot finished at my place on Saturday and the team of expert picker up dogs ( 7 retrievers) had combed the field and done their job my two scabby lurchers Whent out and found three partridge between them :laugh: ...........

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Maybe paying the beaters and pickers might help you get a reliable and consistant team

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Hi All

 

We are now entering our third season in NI and we are always on the look out for reliable guys and girls to assist us with the dogging-in duties at the shoot.

 

Does anyone else have any tips on how to build a reliable and consistent team to help with the beating line and dogging-in?

 

Likewise any one who would be interested in speaking to us about some dog work should pm me or contact us via email.

 

 

Thanks

 

BWS

 

Payment is in kind in form of beaters day, good camaraderie and lunch on shoot days :D

 

Perhaps your problem of not keeping a team,,,,is down to the lack of money,,,it's easy to get a few mates for the odd days shoot,,,,but if this is a regular thing like evry week or fortnight,,,folk might get fed up of giving up a day off at the weekend for your sport,,,or if it's in the week ,,having to put in a day of work,,,getting a free feed at lunch and a days shooting at the end of season are standard practice,,,on top of a wage...

 

And not forgetting giving the beaters as much pigeon shooting as you can,,,along with ferreting and lamping,,,do these things and you will have a cracking team,,,last shoot I beat on ,,the keeper did all these things and more,,,

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Don't get a team of retrievers in ... After the shoot finished at my place on Saturday and the team of expert picker up dogs ( 7 retrievers) had combed the field and done their job my two scabby lurchers Whent out and found three partridge between them :laugh: ...........

I believe it was 7 pat-lickers......experts, pffft!!..😊

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Don't get a team of retrievers in ... After the shoot finished at my place on Saturday and the team of expert picker up dogs ( 7 retrievers) had combed the field and done their job my two scabby lurchers Whent out and found three partridge between them :laugh: ...........

I believe it was 7 pat-lickers......experts, pffft!!..

Oh they have two 4x4's all sign written up and all sorts ... They are professional picker uppers lol .........

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thanks for advice we do have a good team behind us of both spaniels and lab- in fairness we are grand for shoot days with a great crew on this days , just find pre season work is sometimes harder to get people on board .

 

money is the obvious incentive however for a small shoot this is not feasible - I like the advice on the pigeon shooting and the lamping etc HOWEVER

 

THANKS

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ask the syndicate members to help with dogging-in/ feeding est . we get the members to pay £30 on a shoot day to go to paying the beaters NO beaters NO shooting :thumbs:

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