Stavross 11,009 Posted August 29, 2022 Report Share Posted August 29, 2022 So. I’ve decided to start a new thread for the 22/23 season up at the shoot now as you know I’ve been involved with my shoot for a long time ( 15 years or so ) my intention when I joined was to shoot it a bit, give days to others in exchange for other shooting and to get all the pest control and the deer, ( it only took me a couple of years to get what I wanted ) never to be a syndicate keeper, things changed properly last year when I was asked to run the full thing, for the last 4 or 5 years I’ve done the majority of the work up there but we always used to share the feeding. Anyway, after me moaning that this doesn’t work and getting annoyed with people who think it’s a good idea to chase birds with feeders the job was mine and not wanting to blow my own trumpet last season was the best season they have ever had and although I put a lot of work in and pheasant shooting isn’t my thing I found myself starting to enjoy it Right, now for the start of this season, not really the best of starts, a few months ago it didn’t look like we were getting any birds, then we were told we could have 500 instead of the 800 we normally put down, after many phone calls back and forth I’ve now been told they are coming on the 1st of September ( ) they are between 3 and 4 weeks late but we’ll take what we can get as a fair few small shoots around us aren’t going anything. I’ve put quite a bit of graft in over the past couple of weeks getting things ready, sorting water, feed, elec fences not to mention pulling a couple of late ones over the past week and dropping a couple of young gingers before having to get up at sparrow fart to go to work. Today was just some finishy off jobs, cleaning feeders, making sure there’s water all around the shoot, not just at the pens, I even took a few apples up for the deer, as we are not getting the numbers we normally do I’ve done something a bit different this year, with the birds being late and a good number of wildies about over the far side, I’ve started feeding wheat over the piggeries, I’ve had to tie the feeders to trees because the fallow like to roll them around, with the feed and the water I’m hoping to hold onto a few of them and maybe pull a few more in ( next doors ) I’m not expecting it to be like last season and they won’t be getting 8 days but I’d really like them to have some good shooting I’ll be back up there on Wednesday to put pellet in the pens and make sure everything is set for their arrival on Thursday morning, then on fox patrol Thursday night I’ll keep you updated if any of you give a sh*t ( if nowt else it will kill a couple of minutes while you are sat on the pot ) 12 Quote Link to post
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