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Easter 2017 in Devon

Hi Guys

It’s easter so as is traditional shit shooters from all over the West country head  to Ilfracombe in darkest Devon for 200 birds of friendly rivalry and banter.

This year 27 shooters descended on The Northgate Inn for breakfast before heading out to The North Devon Shooting Ground for the first round of a hundred birds as a warm up for the main event another hundred birds in the afternoon at The Southwest Shooting School

Unfortunately I forgot to take any pictures so here are a selection from past trips

Jim and Alf looking as intellectual as they can
Jim and Alf looking as intellectual as they can
Who ordered the faggot breakfast?
Who ordered the faggot breakfast?
Terry
Terry
Bob and Sausage
Bob and Sausage
Dereck
Dereck
Baz all smiles
Baz all smiles
From the Left BAz, Phil, Carl, Colin, Big Gay Al, Andy "Meerkat"
From the Left BAz, Phil, Carl, Colin, Big Gay Al, Andy “Meerkat”
Some of the rest of the crew
Some of the rest of the crew

And I guess that just leaves the scores and who claimed the title of Shit Shooter

Shitshooters Easter Shoot Devon 2017

As you can see our very own Andy Meerkat was today’s shit splattered thunderbox

Andy Meerkat  - Beached!
Andy Meerkat – Beached!

Till the next time happy shooting

Dereck

Big Gay Al starts shit and never recovers at Ashley

Hi Guys

What a great day to be alive, 7:30 on a crisp English summers morning, a little dew on the ground, blue skies, a wisp of a breeze and the golden sun just starting to warm things up a little, grabbing my trusty 28 inches it was off to pick Big Gay Al up and head off to Devon for a mornings shooting

A quick forty-five minutes later we were at The Pitstop Cafe, Marsh Barton for breakfast and what a fine breakfast it was too.

Pitstop Cafe 3

The Pitstop Cafe
The Pitstop Cafe

Just look at this breakfast

Now that's a full English
Now that’s a full English

After breakfast had settled a little it was time to take the thirty minute hike back to Ashley, Devon’s premier shooting ground for a friendly 140 birds.

Centre of operation
Centre of operation
Looking up towards the cark parks
Looking up towards the car parks
Did he break it?
Did he break it?
Wish I brought my fly rod
Wish I brought my fly rod
The last stand
The last stand
Looking back from the last stand
Looking back from the last stand

What about the shooting?

Al put me in first on a simo pair of tasty looking crossers, much to my surprise I hit them, hit them again, and again, and again, finishing up with a magnificent 9/10, apprehensively Al took to the stand and walked up with an embarrassing 4/10, it was all over.

Al never recovered from that 5 clay deficit, over the next 13 stands, he pulled a couple back, I pulled further out in front, he pulled a couple back, until the last few stands when he eventually found some form but it was too little too late.

Would you like to see some puppies?
Would you like to see some puppies?

 

Is it time to go home yet?
Is it time to go home yet?

Happy shooting

Dereck

Everyone kicks Baz’s ass at Ashley

Hi Guys

As everyone knows nothing can be kept secret from the shit shooting paparazzi for too long and it appears the trio may have been back in action today at Ashley near Tiverton, Devon

Details are a little sketchy but they could well have been joined by Gary “The legend” , Dr John also shot but we are not sure if he joined the trio, um, er…. quartet.

So the scores

Andy took the honours with a reasonable 76/100

Andy "The hat" with no hat taking the gold medal
Andy “The hat” with no hat taking the gold medal

Next up the Legend with 72/100

The Legend with his serious hat on
The Legend with his serious hat on

Bionic finger takes the bronze medal with a magnificent effort

Terry blasting his way into third place
Terry blasting his way into third place

And that just leaves today’s shit shooter. Everyone had a piece of Baz’s ass and when we say everyone, we mean everyone, A class shooters,  B class shooters, C class shooters, even the birds only crew got in on the action.

Baz must have been on his period
Baz must have been on his period

Just time for an honourable mention to Dr John, always there making up the numbers, always having a good time, always with his faithful companion in tow.

Dr John loading the finger of doom
Dr John loading the finger of doom

(Oops thought I had a picture of Dr John and pickles uploaded, better correct that later)

The scoreboard doesn’t lie

Baz must have been on his period
Baz must have been on his period

Happy shooting

Dereck

Dereck lets Al win again

Hi Guys

We hadn’t been to Ashcombe near Exeter in a while so 8:30 this morning me and Big Gay Al struck out on the 45 minute drive to The Grill On The Hill at Kennford for breakfast before making our way to the shooting ground only another 5 minutes along the A380.

We were going to start the day with a round of skeet bunnies but one of the traps wasn’t working so good so gave up.

The round started well for me with a two clay lead on the first stand, two stands later we were even, then Al took the lead by a clay, stretched it out to four clays before I hit back with a couple great stands leaving to all to play for on the last two stands.

I then remembered Trudy (Big Gay Al’s wife) said she would show me a good time if I let Al win because he gets all grumpy if he loses, with this thought ringing in my mind I handed victory to Al.

Big Gay Al concentrating on a trick teal
Big Gay Al concentrating on a trick teal
Dereck's hat of shame
Dereck’s hat of shame

Happy shooting

Dereck

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

Big Gay Al Shoots Shit Again

Hi Guys

Having not been claybusting since kicking Al’s ass big style and having no stalking, I called Al to see if he wanted another ass kicking, he did.

So I picked him up about 8:17am and off we went to Ashcombe Adventure Park, Kennford, Devon for a friendly round of sporting followed by a friendly round of skeet bunnies, stopping as is traditional for breakfast at The Grill on The Hill, Haldon Hill, Devon.

Big Gay Al’s shooting woes continued with what would have been a convincing ass thrashing but luckily for him I completely fucked the last stand only managing a quack saver and he made a small come back finishing  six behind, he didn’t fare much better on the skeet bunnies missing six overall to my four.

Dereck on it like a car bonnet
Dereck on it like a car bonnet

Dereck showing how it should be done

Big Gay Al looking surprised he hit one
Big Gay Al looking surprised he hit one

Al shot so shit he should take up crochet

Happy shooting

Dereck

Dereck has no mates…..

….but Chris came to the rescue

Hi Guys

Baz is off with his carney buddies, haven’t heard from the my shit don’t stink duo and Big Gay Al  is still suffering from the mega ass kicking he got last week (in fact I heard his self-esteem took such a battering he has had to have a course of counselling with a sports psychiatrist after seriously thinking of knocking clay shooting on the head) so I was left with no mates.

Until that is shooting buddy Chris came to the rescue with the offer of a morning’s deer stalking in Devon

Chris with a nice Roe buck from the 2007 season
Chris with a nice Roe buck from the 2007 season

We set off for Devon at about 6am whilst it was still dark aiming to get to the stalking grounds just as light was breaking. The weather wasn’t bad 45 degrees, dry and a little cloudy but with the wind blowing 10mph from the north-east it meant we had to approach the stalk from not the ideal direction.

Unfortunately it wasn’t Chris’s day and after stalking some deer for a while was unable to get a clear, safe shot.

I had a better time of it and managed to take a  Red Stag from 102 yards with a perfect heart/lung shot, he weighed in at 171 lbs field dressed on the game dealer’s scales.

A fine young Red Stag
A fine young Red Stag

Normally I probably wouldn’t have taken a deer as fine as this one but our land owner is crying out for the deer population to be thinned out a little and with hinds still out of season taking a stag was the only option.

Happy shooting

Dereck

Skeet Bunnies At Ashcombe

Hi Guys

Today me and Big Gay Al took the sixty minute drive south to Ashcombe Adventure Centre stopping as usual for breakfast at The Grill On The Hill As a bit of a warm up we started with some Skeet Bunnies

Skeet bunny "High" house
Skeet bunny “High” house
Skeet Bunny "Low" house
Skeet Bunny “Low” house

This was loads of fun and to make things interesting the “High” house bunny was orange and considerably quicker than the black “low” house bunny

Big Gay busting a pair of bunnies
Big Gay busting a pair of bunnies
Dereck re-loading
Dereck re-loading

Then it was onto a round of sporting, we did seven stands out of a possible nine with it neck and neck all the way until the dreaded driven, the devil of all clays. It was my turn to set the pace and I completely fucked up, smashing the first pair I never hit another, whilst Big Gay on the other hand walked off with a ten straight

Al- You can't see it but he is all smiles
Al- You can’t see it but he is all smiles

The winner Al taking a high bird with ease

Dereck - Wondering what the fuck he is doing
Dereck – Wondering what the fuck he is doing

Dereck, seriously thinking about taking up golf

Happy shooting

Dereck

The My Shit Don’t Stink Trio in Devon

Hi Guys

How quickly the my shit don’t stink trio forget their new friends from Cannington a couple weeks ago and head off to Ashley Clay Shoot near Tiverton, Devon for a hundred birds registered

Baz - The purple headed warrior
Baz – The purple headed warrior

Our star player Baz coming in  first as usual (and was second in class) with 84/100

Mr I don't shoot with more than five
Mr I don’t shoot with more than five

Andy coming in second with 80/100

Terry stood in something nasty
Terry stood in something nasty

Terry – Always the christmas log that wont flush on 49/100

Happy shooting

Dereck

 

The Three Amigos In Devon – Part 3

Hi Guys

After the first round warm up it was off on the short three-mile drive to The South West Shooting School for the second round.

My shooting in the second round was a little mediocre with Al just managing to stay tantalizingly just out of reach, meanwhile Baz was romping off into a unasailable lead

The scores

Baz - Purple provides a rich foreground color enhancement
Baz – Purple provides a rich foreground color enhancement

Baz scores gold with 82/100

Big Gay Al - These pinapples maximize the perceptive ability of the eye in a variety of lighting conditions
Big Gay Al – These pineapples maximize the perceptive ability of the eye in a variety of lighting conditions

Silver medal goes to Big Gay Al on 74/100

Dereck - The pink cocktail flamingo lens and frame is engineered to yield a perfect optical experiance
Dereck – The pink cocktail flamingo lens and frame is engineered to yield a perfect optical experience

Dereck round two’s stinking pile on 71/100

The “On the day” scores

Baz = 159/200

Dereck = 152/200

Big Gay Al = 151/200

There weren’t really any losers today, just a group of guys out shooting having a good time.

Happy shooting

Dereck