I read Eddie’s article about using a blind to shoot rabbits and I wanted to ask some questions about it. How does he know he’ll be in the right place? I mean, the rabbits can come out all along a hedge and you might be too far away to make the shot. Next, I wonder how he can stay lying like that for long. I find it really uncomfortable and it makes my neck hurt. PAUL
Hello Paul Getting into the best place is all about reconnaissance because time taken in studying an area with your binoculars well in advance will multiply your success on the day. In my experience, there are always hot- spots and you need to find them before making your plans. Just plopping yourself down in a field and hoping for the best is never going to work. Like you, I find lying prone very uncomfortable for extended periods but Eddie seems able to do it. Perhaps it’s practice or he’s much younger and fitter than me!
Eddie’s experience tells him where to site his blind for maximum effectiveness - and his marksmanship does the rest!