On Thursday I had the pleasure of joining five other ladies on a Walked Up shoot with the fantastic Tim Maddams down in Devon. Those of you who know Tim know about his love of the Countryside, game and fine food and we certainly experienced all of this and more that day! We started the … Continue reading Walked Up Shooting – Be Prepared To Walk!
As many of you know I went along to a Wildfowling Introduction day last week hosted by BASC (British Association of Shooting and Conservation) South West. I am ashamed to admit that out of all of the game days I have booked onto this year for my first season, this was one the day I was … Continue reading An Introduction to Wildfowling with BASC
Being a Game Shooting novice I knew very little about the sport and the different areas that it covered. To me Game Shooting was Game Shooting and it all came under 'one roof'. Oh how wrong I was! There are so many different disciplines of game shooting out there and they all depend on the … Continue reading Game Shooting Disciplines
For me part of the fun of shooting is getting dressed up for the occasion and wearing something you wouldn't in your normal day to day life! I spend so much of my time in jeans that it is nice to put on a skirt or some tweed and adorn a beautiful hat with huge … Continue reading My First Game Day – So What Did I Wear?
I just need to start by saying what an absolutely magical day I had, it was completely fantastic and made me realise just why so many of us enjoy this superb sport and way of life. Having decided in January that this year I would throw myself out of my comfort zone and try something completely … Continue reading My First Driven Pheasant Shoot
If you're going to read one blog post this year, make it this one! I am regularly asked by fellow 'Lady Guns' about gun fitting and the importance of this. I thought it would be a great idea to get some advice from an expert in this field to share with you all! I caught … Continue reading An Expert Guide to Gun Fitting
When it comes to choosing a vest you need to consider when you will be wearing it, what you will be shooting and the weather you will be experiencing. A tweed vest would likely look out of place at a major clay shooting competition and equally you wouldn’t want to turn up to a Game day in … Continue reading The Right Vest For Your Shooting
Welcome to part two of my terminology series! Those of you new to shooting may hear a lot of terms being used that are completely alien to you. I know when I first started shooting I had no idea what many of these meant which did make it hard to understand the targets I was … Continue reading Clay Shooting Terminology
Staying warm and dry are the main priorities when it comes to planning your outfit for a days shooting, and being fashionable is just an added bonus! Below are a few of my favourite must haves for when I am in the field - waterproofs, tweed and a good pair of boots! Ladies shooting attire … Continue reading Game Day Essentials
Having heard many great things from friends I decided to give beating a go myself. Not only do you get to spend the day outside with friends you also get to leave with some birds and many great memories. All whilst having fun! Maybe you can have fun without being in the gun line! I … Continue reading Beating – what is it all about?