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Brownbear

Gent's first pheasant

He came along to the little pheasant shoot I belong to to be a beater for the day, but as there were for some reason more beaters than Guns that day, the shoot captain invited him to shoot in the afternoon.

He bagged a lovely yearling cock bird in a textbook shot, it tumbled once and landed at the feet of Gervase (who was shooting that day as a guest). It was a cracking shot and a nice bird, and we will be eating it tomorrow or Wednesday.
Chez

Lovely!
frewen

Superb Gent - excellent stuff Cool
Mary-Jane

Well done Jack! Very Happy
judith

Well done that man.
Gervase

Aye, the guy's a natural shot (goddamit!), and bagged his first bird in textbook fashion.
He's also great company and potentially an excellent ambassador for the sport. Well done Jack!
PS: He's got a fairly important birthday on Friday, but probably wouldn't want too many people to know about it! Wink
Jonnyboy

Sounds you lads are having a great time, excellent.
marigold

Congratulations GENT Very Happy .
GENT

Smile *chest swells*
thanks guys... Embarassed
Jonnyboy

I hope they make you pluck, draw and cook it! Very Happy
Rob R

Jonnyboy wrote:
I hope they make you pluck, draw and cook it! Very Happy


You mean let, surely.
vegplot

Well done. Sounds like you've got a couple of mentors.
gil

Well done, Jack ! Very Happy
GENT

Jonnyboy wrote:
I hope they make you pluck, draw and cook it! Very Happy


it cant be that different to doing chickens surely?
sean

Unless they're for roasting it's quicker and simpler to skin pheasants than faff about plucking them IMHO.
GENT

It felt like a proper coming of age right of passage type thingy, as its happening in the winter and around my birthday. so it felt more significant than otherwise. Very Happy
GENT

sean wrote:
Unless they're for roasting it's quicker and simpler to skin pheasants than faff about plucking them IMHO.

I'll just do whatever Brownbear/Madam Bear tell me to do.... I think it is to be roasted...
Gervase

Couple of mentalists, more like! Wink
vegplot

I'm jealous. I've never been on a shoot.
welsh lamb

Well done Gent!
Went on our first one on Saturday - was a stop - didnt see much of the action but our Springer retrieved her first pheasant from a small lake - was I proud!!
Rob R

vegplot wrote:
I'm jealous. I've never been on a shoot.


It makes getting wet, cold & messy a pleasure, apparently Rolling Eyes
boisdevie1

I went out on Sunday to accompany my friends doing some rough shooting. The first time I've been out with La Chasse. We saw very little - one woodcock and a hen pheasant.
But we have a nice lunch of Pheasant and now I can tell the difference between roe deer poo and sheep poo! So not a complete waste then.
Here in France the hunt is more regulated. To have a permis you have to pass a theory and practical exam.
Ginkotree

I am so very happy for Jack, Thats my boy Exclamation Hope you enjoy eating your pheasant....cant fail to with such good company and all youve said about how wonderful Mrs Bears cooking is...dont forget to do the washing up .....
SheepShed

boisdevie1 wrote:
But we have a nice lunch of Pheasant and now I can tell the difference between roe deer poo and sheep poo!

Do they taste different then ? Laughing
GENT

Rob R wrote:
vegplot wrote:
I'm jealous. I've never been on a shoot.


It makes getting wet, cold & messy a pleasure, apparently Rolling Eyes


yes! the shooting is an added bonus to the day! (OOOH my feet were cold!!)
Slim

just saw a ringneck pheasant hanging out by a railroad crossing the other day.
Behemoth

SheepShed wrote:
boisdevie1 wrote:
But we have a nice lunch of Pheasant and now I can tell the difference between roe deer poo and sheep poo!

Do they taste different then ? Laughing

It's all in the sauce.
dpack

Rob R wrote:
vegplot wrote:
I'm jealous. I've never been on a shoot.


It makes getting wet, cold & messy a pleasure, apparently Rolling Eyes


and that isnt even bunnies Laughing
Rob R

dpack wrote:
Rob R wrote:
vegplot wrote:
I'm jealous. I've never been on a shoot.


It makes getting wet, cold & messy a pleasure, apparently Rolling Eyes


and that isnt even bunnies Laughing


That reminds me, do you want the hide dismantling, or do you think the cows won't bother it? I'm letting them in there on Thursday.
dpack

be fine i recon Wink

maybe a wolverine could do the job re control
Ginkotree

I heard the pheasant in the dingle this morning...the one that got away.
mochyn

Jack: you lucky man! Will 2009 be the year I learn to shoot? Confused

Enjoy the pheasant, however it's cooked.
Brownbear

mochyn wrote:
Will 2009 be the year I learn to shoot?


If Alison allows it, I'll be doing some 'shooting for beginners' at the Easter thing; if there are too many campers and sheep at the farm for it, there are clay grounds and a rifle range in the area we could use.
mochyn

BB: I think you've just talked me into booking for it. And this may be the way to get the old chap interested, too.

Can you bring that nice little low-recoil gun again, please?
alison

BB that will be fine.

If we use the same area as last time that won't interfere with any campers.
mochyn

OK: where's the "signing up" thread gone, then?
Nell Merionwen

as second mummy i am so proud Embarassed
jack you are amazing and i love you x
GENT

Helen M wrote:
as second mummy i am so proud Embarassed
jack you are amazing and i love you x
Embarassed
Jamanda

mochyn wrote:
OK: where's the "signing up" thread gone, then?


It's still there somewhere, but I'll be bumping it after the current round of festivities are over.
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