Expectations

Expectations

When you have not experienced a Shoot before your expectations are based on what other guns have told you and what you read in the Shoot information. In our brochure and on our website I have tried to describe our Shoot and the type of day you can expect to experience but you must also bear in mind that each drive changes throughout the season. The only problem if you take just one day is that this may possibly give a false impression of the Shoot.
I would therefore recommend that if you wish to fully appreciate the variety of shooting we offer, that you consider days throughout the season at Ripley Castle, Mountgarret and Eagle Hall & Ashfold Side.

The sporting quality of the birds can vary considerably from drive to drive, no drive is the same and even our very best drives can be disappointing on some days. 

One of the major factors affecting the sporting quality of the birds on any shoot is the weather. Our climate seems to be moving to more extremes, from days which are so still and warm that nothing really wants to fly, to heavy rains and gales which can blow the birds off the Shoot.  

If you are not prepared to accept the present extremes in our climate, which may well affect the quality of bird and the bag on certain days, you should not even consider attending any driven game shoot, particularly during December and January. With the combination of our variable climate and the fact we are shooting wild creatures, we must all accept that some days will definitely be better than others. 
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