Annual christmas shoot in Devon

Hi Guys

Today was the annual christmas 200 bird shooting expedition to Ilfracombe, Devon. The day starts with us all meeting up for breakfast at Northgate Inn South Molton, shit shooters gathering from all over the West Country, places as far apart as Bristol, Burnham-On-Sea. Crewkerne and Cornwall,  there was 15 of us this time round

After breakfast we convoy to The North Devon Shooting Ground, Ilfracombe for a friendly 100 birds before driving across town in the afternoon to The Southwest Shooting School for another friendly 100 birds

I had bearly set foot through the door and had the waitress at The Northgate Inn complaining at me that I hadn’t warned them we were coming, oops! As a punishment my breakfast took hours to arrive

Dereck's filling breakfast
Paul checking out Dereck’s filling breakfast with Baz, Alf and Gary

Checking in at The Nortth Devon Shooting Ground

Shit shooters on tour
Shit shooters on tour

And heading out for some shooting fun

Sam and Jim leading theway
Sam, Jim and Gary discussing tactics

We were all winners today, just a group of friends having a good time shooting, here are as many attending shit shooters as I have pictures off

Mark looking kind off serious
Mark looking kind off serious
Jim getting down on his bird
Jim getting down on his bird
Dereck reeling them in
Dereck reeling them in
Baz a smile to rival Big Gay
Baz a smile to rival Big Gay
Andy shooting with more than five
Andy shooting with more than five
Terry putting on a good show
Terry putting on a good show
Sausage out on day release
Sausage out on day release
Big Gay Al, yeah he is smiling the other side of that stock
Big Gay Al, yeah he is smiling the other side of that stock
Carl only just showig his boy how to do it
Carl only just showig his boy how to do it
Phil making up the numbers
Phil making up the numbers
Carl Jnr maintaining his spot in ;last place
Carl Jnr maintaining his spot in ;last place

Action shot of the day

Big Gay Al claybusting in style
Big Gay Al claybusting in style

And not that it matters but here are the scores

Scores Devon Christmas 2015

Happy shooting and wishing everyone has better scores in 2016

Dereck

Shit navigation dot com

Hi Guys

As usual me and Big Gay Al got no invites anywhere and were even snubbed by Baz, so off to the Cotswolds we went stopping for breakfast at The Toby Carvery, Bradney Stoke on the way.

After a fine filling breakfast it was back onto the motorway north to The Cotswolds, unfortunately owing to a slight wrong lane incident we ended up on the M4 east to London necessitating in a quick detour down the M32 to do a u-turn to go back to join the M5 north, this was an omen of the day to come.

This apparently was Clair’s last day, no more will she finger our chocolate fudge cake

Claire busy in the clubhoiuse
Claire busy in the clubhouse

 

Anyway onto the shooting, I made my usual dismal start ending up 5 clays behind after only two stands, gradually though over the next nine stands I reeled Al in.

It was all on the stand with Al to the oche first he needed a nine. Oh for fuck’s sake it was a beginners stand with two easy incommers and Al got a straight, even Stevie Wonder could have straighted this stand.

You won't be smiling next week in Devon
You won’t be smiling next week in Devon
28 inches of shit, best place for it
28 inches of shit, best place for it

The navigation skills didn’t improve on the way home, we missed the M5 south turning, almost ended up going north to Brum and had to swerve off to Gloucester to do a u-turn back to the M5

Happy shooting

Dereck

Shit shooter virgin at Mendip

Hi Guys

Big Gay Al swung by earlier this morning and we headed of for a friendly round of sporting at Mendip Shooting Ground stopping as usual for breakfast at The Lillypool Cafe on the way

Mendip seemed strangely deserted guess people are fed up with the same old, same old and having to use their own cartridges. Anyway Mike asked if he could join us and naturally we said “No, fuck off”, LOL!

The weather was a little chilly, a hint of drizzle in the air with a fair breeze blowing but down on the sporting layout being a little sheltered it wasn’t too bad.

Stand one Mike kicked off with a seven, next Big Gay with a four and finally me with an eight, the next stand Big Gay Al stepped up with a quacking while me and Mike had an eight a piece. The next few stands were pretty average but Big Gay Al having had a shit start was slowly reeling in me and Mike, by the end of the round it was all on the last stand, a pair of driven.

So who was the shit shooter then?

Big Gay AL, i am sure there is a hint of a sly smile
Big Gay AL, I  am sure there is a hint of a sly smile

After a mega shit start Al came in first by one clay

Dereck was average
Dereck was average

I just managed to hang onto second place by one clay

Mike
Mike a virgin to shit shooters- broken and bloodied

That leaves Mike to claim this weeks crown of shit

Happy shooting

Dereck