High, wide and handsome

Shooting Gazette - - Pigeon-shooting masterclass -

Su­perb roast beef was a treat at lunchtime.

Sue, it tran­spires, was one of the ‘changes’ to the keepering team that came about when the new ten­ants took on the shoot, los­ing her full-time job on the rear­ing field col­lect­ing and wash­ing eggs from caught-up hen pheas­ants, then rack­ing them in in­cu­ba­tors. Mount St. John now buys in day-old chicks. and the birds now re­ally started to show their met­tle, fly­ing high, wide, handsome and fast both across and down the widen­ing val­ley. Ev­ery­one in the team got their share of some cork­ing birds with for­mer Eng­land rugby in­ter­na­tional Leon Lloyd in the thick of it along with ex-le­ices­ter Tiger’s player Neil Fletcher down­ing some ab­so­lute storm­ers. Host Si­mon was get­ting stuck in too. And then, just as folk were re­ally get­ting into the swing of

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