An entertaining afternoon with the local shoot in Marton

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I enjoy an afternoon with the local shoot and I always take my camera, however, this time I took the dog as well! He’s not the breed of dog that you normally see on a shoot, but he certainly enjoyed it – and so did I!

Percy has his first encounter with some pheasants!

Lunchtime is always a good time to arrive at an Ellis shoot as there’s usually a decent bit of scran on offer, and there’s always plenty of banter!

These boys were pretty keen when they saw the camera!
A leisurely lunch was enjoyed by all

There was a nice walk to the first drive post lunch, but transport was also provided.

There was a lot of pointing and a bit of shouting but the guns were soon in position, all I had to do was find a safe spot to stand with my ferocious French Bulldog…

This one got away…

I was just about in the middle of the line of guns but there wasn’t much action so I decided to change position for the second drive.

The Squire!
Father and son
I was the last one over this obstacle, fortunately nobody was pointing a camera in my direction!

There was a fair bit more action on this drive and I was almost tempted to let Percy off to try a pit of picking up… maybe next time!

There’s always someone there with a camera when you least expect it!
That looks suspiciously like the Ellis ‘v-sign’!
Mr Wright – always entertaining!

On a serious note, there are worse ways to spend an afternoon and I’d like to thank all of the boys (particularly Ellis senior and junior) for some great banter and some¬†cracking entertainment. Hope you like the pics – see you on the 12th!

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