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.
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 cameras.
Check out this good introduction to the sport of shooting driven grouse. A lot goes into making it happen: time, effort, and especially money. About 2/3rds of the way through there’s a guy named Simon Ward using an O/U that looks like a Perazzi. He guy can shoot — and I love how he uses his loader. So much for tradition.