Go­ing blind

Air Gunner - - YOUR LETTERS -

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!

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