Shooting On A Small Income; How To Shoot And The Management Of Small Shootings

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byC. E. Walker

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII Miscellaneous Shooting 'JHOUGH my principal object in writing this book is to help the man of moderate means to manage and work a shoot of his own at as small a cost as possible, some information as to the best ways of getting shooting otherwise, without being put to great expense may be of use. There are many hotels, particularly in Ireland, where the proprietors hold the shooting rights over a certain amount of country, and make this shooting free to their guests. As well as being more numerous in Ireland, the shootings attached to hotels in that country are, on the whole, rather more productive of sport, on an average, than those in England, Scotland, and Wales. In individual cases in Wales there is fair wild fowl shooting, and sometimes woodcock, but on the whole the Irish are the best. Grouse shooting, where the birds are anything but numerous and the work to get them of the roughest, may be had at several of these hotels. A good hard-working dog is a necessity in these cases. If setters are used, a brace is really wanted, for the setter cannot do as much hard work without getting knocked up as can a pointer. On the other hand, a setter will range wider, which is a great advantage where the birds are scarce. Many of the remarks which I have made about shooting partridges over dogs, apply also to this kind of grouse shooting. Work quietly up or across wind, mark carefully, and if you work up a hill, work round it in a spiral to the top, do not walk straight up it. Grouse in alighting, give a similar flutter with their wings to that given by partridges, so that will help the shooter to mark them down. Do not work down hill if you can avoid doing so. If there is high as well as low land where you are shooting, as there probably will be, alw...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII Miscellaneous Shooting 'JHOUGH my principal object in writing this book is to help the man of moderate means to m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217992498

ISBN - 13:9780217992497

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