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High Bird Shooting at Drumlanrig Estate with Ross Neville

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by George P, May 20, 2019.

  1. George P

    George P Member

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    This takes place at an estate in Scotland. For those not familiar with the way driven birds are done, this video shows four drives, three for pheasant and the last one for partridge. The higher and more difficult the birds are, the more sporting it is considered in the UK and Europe, with the goal being to try and hit some, knowing you won't hit them all. The man with Ross, Heugo is not a shooter; he acts as his loader and coach. When working with a pair of guns, a good loader makes or breaks your success rate. Roos has made several videos with Jonathan Mcgee who makes the films.



     
  2. George P

    George P Member

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    I think most have a nip with their "elevenses"; what amazes me is the lack of eye protection. One would think it would be mandatory and even offer an advantage against the gray skies to see the birds better. I am also always amazed and how they bend over backwards, ala Churchill, to get those birds that have flown overhead.
     
  3. buck460XVR

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    Local game farm does "European" type drive hunts for pheasant. Fast and furious for sure. Hard for me to get used to the birds coming at you....it's more like waterfowl hunting than pheasant/grouse. I still prefer to shoot over a staunch point.
     
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