how much lead would you give a mobile phone?
Regarding your deputy editor’s ticking off for having a mobile on the table at El Despeñadero, on my shoot a number of years ago a fellow gun who had the hide of a rhino was constantly on his mobile, either during the shoot or afterwards when the guns and beaters would come back into my cottage for drinks at the end of the day. twice I tried to take the mobile off him and he would behave like a child losing his toy. Everyone got fed up with his behaviour and, on our annual clay shoot, we fired a spared mobile phone over him instead of a clay. unfortunately he thought it was a piece of wood, ducked and the effort was completely lost on him!
Simon walker, by email