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had another day out today, arrived at the permission around half 9. hauled all the gear to the top of the hill we had been ferreting previously, and started to set down the nets. this time with the section we had chosen to ferret we ran short of nets but continued on anyway. again sticking to how i've been working them so far this season and using 3 ferrets at a time and keeping one in the box. so after a few minutes all hell broke loose and my friend was a busy chap, think we ended up with 14 f ...
went out a few nights ago with the bitch and got 4 rabbits but I had to come home early because when the bitch struck on the 4rth rabbit she got stabbed in the neck by a stick. thankfully it looked worse than it is.
I headed out for an hour with the pup tonight and got these 7 rabbits.
he needs to start spotting better but I'm not to worried about that right now. so far I'm delighted with him. sorry about the crap pic.
so the 1st of november is getting closer cant wait , havnt missed a 1st since i started shooting lookes to be a good year seeing alot of pheasant about the place. so many lads here going out and what shells ye using and what dogs ye working with. for me it will be my springer and droper with a remington 32g 8 in bottom barrel and a fiocchi 34g7 in the top hopeing to knock one or two birds for the pot.
1 mallard and 3 teal shot so far, thats good going for where i am but should get better in another month or so lot of birds will be pushing down, meeting a nice number on mallard on one pond i shoot but cant get in close enough they spot ya a mile away but good to be meeting them.
didn't get out as early as usual, but we battered on anyway. had some sideways rain for a bit but luckily it brightened up. worked three sets with three ferrets in each, alternating the two young jills. had a cracking day all in with two digs, three escapee's and the rest were bolters. fecking knackered now