A friend of Dogs & Doubles sent me these pics. They were taken yesterday, August 13, in Yorkshire, UK. Our friend is experiencing some driven grouse shooting for the very first time. He said he’s having a fantastic trip. On one drive, he dropped 15 birds. Not bad…not bad at all.
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I used to make it out to South Dakota for the pheasant opener each year. While we always shot a lot of birds, the experience was about a lot more than the birds we brought home. This video from Team Wild TV reminds me of what I loved so much about it. While my crowd […]
Being a sucker for history, double barrel shotguns, and all things tweedy, I’ve always wanted to shoot in the UK. If I had the time, I would definitely join Delaney & Sons this fall in Wales for their 2015 Harding Shoot. Established in 1999, The Harding Shoot runs from November 15th to November 21st. It is based in […]
Posted in HUNTING DOGS on Oct 7th, 2014
Fans of the TV show Downton Abbey, you know that attention to detail is one of the things that makes this period drama so much fun. From the tea set used on Lady Mary’s breakfast table to the cut of Lord Grantham’s suit, Downton Abbey gets things right — most of the time, anyway. In […]
Posted in ENJOYING BOTH on Oct 3rd, 2014
Good friends, good dogs, plenty of birds. That’s all it takes for a nice day in the field – in the UK or over here. This is one of the best produced shooting videos I’ve seen on Youtube. It was shot by Jonathan M McGee, a man who knows shooting as well as he knows […]
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Jan 3rd, 2014
Here’s a bit from an interesting article I found online. This piece ran in The Field and was written by Doug Tate, author of several great books on gunmakers and gunmaking. British Gunmakers The Field, Tuesday, 03 April 2012 British gunmakers are the blue bloods of the industry. Douglas Tate picks the best of British […]
Here’s a dog I haven’t heard of before: The Sprocker. It’s a cross between a Springer Spaniel and a Cocker Spaniel. According to SprockerSpaniel.co.uk, Sprockers have been around for over 2o years, and there are between 5,000 – 10,000 of them in the UK, making one of the most popular spaniel breeds there. Other than […]
A great shotgun deserves great gun case. Here are three great gun cases on Ebay now. If you’re looking for the perfect vintage case for your favorite double, one of these may be it. All three were made in the UK for American sporting good companies. This leather Von Lengerke & Detmold Deluxe Leather Side-by-Side […]
Posted in ENJOYING BOTH on Oct 16th, 2013
Puck and I are back from hunting. We had a great time. While I download some pics and pull together my thoughts, check out this great video of rough shooting in the UK. Rough shooting is a lot like the kind of upland hunting we do here in the US. Check out the video to […]
Posted in ENJOYING BOTH on Sep 17th, 2013
In the UK, bird hunting is called shooting, and much of this “shooting” is done driven style. Take a look at this quick video from the British Association for Shooting and Conservation to see how driven pheasant shooting is done…