I’m very new to the shooting world – this has been my first full season and I’ve loved every second!!
I first got exposed properly when I stood on peg with my partner at the end of 2018/2019 season, I came with a camera and loved taking photos of the shoot and the dogs working (we had one young cocker spaniel at the time – since we’ve gained another pup) and generally being outside all day with my partner and his friends having a good laugh.
Roll on the off season, I started training with our young cocker to become a gundog , it was so rewarding and I was excited for the next season to start so we could go beating.
I also took the plunge during the summer and went to a ladies beginner clay day – I was so nervous and worried that I would be rubbish, but everyone there was lovely and I loved every second of the day, after that I organised a 1:1 lesson.
I started talking to a few girls I’d met through Instagram and took the plunge even further when the season began and I went on a partridge shoot with some country girls… and I even shot a few!!
Fast forward to the end of 2019/2020 season and I’ve been on 3 shoot days (including beaters day), have been beating with my spaniel most weekends and have now bought my very own gun.
I have met some amazing women through social media platforms who have made me feel so welcome and have helped whenever I have a question!
It’s safe to say I’ve caught the shooting bug!