How I wish Patrick Galbraith had stood his ground with the holidaymaker who accosted him while he was out shooting pigeons (Editor’s letter, 30 May). He ought to have told them that he was acting perfectly within his legal rights and to protect their ears as he was likely to start shooting at pigeon at any moment.
That said, I can understand the predicament he found himself in. It must have been very difficult to decide on an appropriate course of action and his decision to stop shooting undoubtedly defused a potentially argumentative situation. It’s a tricky one to deal with and I wonder how other readers would have handled themselves with this matter in a safe and professional manner? A. Bunkle, by email 14 • SHOOTING TIMES & COUNTRY MAGAZINE