Shooting Wildfowl

Shooting the headmaster's hat

shooting the headmasters hatEnthused by stories and paintings of famous foreshore ‘gunners’, three keen young sportsmen headed to the Wash for their first experience of wildfowling. But, as Jack Francis recalls, it didn’t play out quite as expected.

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The magic of the marshes

The magic of the marshesFather and son Jeremy and Guy Westmoreland love all forms of game shooting, from August grouse to January pheasants, but, as they explained to Marcus Janssen, for them nothing can compare to the magic of a wildfowl flight on The Wash.

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The world between the tides

wildfowling_frontNo sport with a gun is so richly infused with romanticism as wildfowling on the foreshore, says Will Pocklington. But what is it beyond the sea wall that has captured the imagination of so many?

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Call of the geese

Flighting greylagsEvery season thousands of wildfowlers head north of the border in search of sport. Eric Begbie wonders if they are drawn to Scotland by myth or reality.

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