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    Coarse, Sea, Fly, Game fishing<br />Shooting, 12b & air rifle<br />Beating<br />Football<br />All things in the countyside / otdoors<br />and now....Spaniels

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  1. Good ideas guys, given the limited cooking facilities (and ability) a winter BBQ of game meat burgers sounds good. What sides would you like if you were given burgers at the end of a shoot day? Chocolate sprout truffles....love that!
  2. Hi all, The 28th of December will be our shoot's annual charity day where guns are fined heavily for the merest misdemeanours, beaters and pickers up are robbed of their wages and followers have their pockets emptied - all in aid of a local children's hospice. This year will be our third and they're getting better every year. We have very generous and charitable team of shoot members and the day has become a firm favourite across the whole season with everybody having a great time, the charity doing really well and the local landlady too! We've been starting with the customary bacon roll at 8.30, taking elevenses of smoked salmon and scrambled egg off the side of a converted military wagon in the field, before returning to game curries cooked over fire pits to round the day off. However this year, I'd like to change the menu a bit. I'm thinking turkey, stuffing and cranberry mini rolls for elevenses but out of ideas for the meal to finish the day. A number of other local shoots kindly contribute pheasant, partridge, duck and venison so game meat isn't a problem and ideally I would like to cook something that can easily be cooked outside over fire pits and BBQs - casserole, stews, chilli etc etc to give a bit of theatre whilst we're finishing off the sloe gin. Any aspiring chefs out there have any ideas please and also if anyone can think of anything better than turkey rolls for elevenses, I'd be grateful for ideas. The whole group will number approx. 35-40 Many thanks Iaindp
  3. Yep tried guns on pegs but mostly only the bigger days left. Lincs is probably a bit too far but thanks anyway
  4. HI all, I’m looking to buy a day down in the Cotswolds area in December. Ideally I’m looking for a friendly farm shoot probably 75-100 birds for a couple of guns although maybe able to put a team together. Not really fussed whether it’s pheasant or partridge - a mixed day might be nice, it’s more about having an enjoyable day. If anybody has any suggestions, I’d very much appreciate it, ATB Iaindp
  5. How does that work Jonty? Does the dog still stay with you during it's training or live away with the handler and if so, doesn't that break the bond with you?
  6. I like to do something different for friends at Christmas and this year, I've been thinking about mini hampers, to include duck breasts, pheasant breasts, trout fillet, wood pigeon pate, a game terrine and a rabbit something or other, blackberry jam and a small bottle of sloe gin - either caught, shot, picked or brewed by me. Seems the vacuum packer might be just perfect for making..... Anyone any ideas for the rabbit?
  7. Thanks for the responses guys and the link to previous posts. I know what will be top of my list to Santa now. Cheers Iain
  8. Does anyone have any experience of vacuum packers to preserve food? I'd be interested to know how long game would last in the freezer if vacuum packed and whether or not freeze damage is prevented? Cheers Iaindp
  9. Just a quick update from the weekend. Thanks for all your suggestions - in the end, the shoot captain and I chose to keep it simple (the way our guns need it) and we went with three fines. 1. Wearing a Christmas hat fine.....£5.00 2. Not wearing a Chritmas hat.....£10.00 3. Fine for shooting a bird.....£1.00 - total head x £1 / number of guns and beaters. Total head shot was 51 4. Sweepstake.....50/50 between winner and the charity. Simples. We raised £200.00 for the local kids' hospice so we're all well pleased, Cheers Iaindp
  10. If apples...why not pear? Partridge and pear curry sounds good and very festive! What sauce would I use with that though?
  11. Thanks guys, Some good ideas....Apple and sultanas in the curry??
  12. Hi All, I put a post up asking for suggestions on a different topic and was inundated with good ideas, so I thought I'd try again on the Crimbo Curry. This Saturday is our Christmas shoot and a few of us will retire to the pub at the end of the day and after a couple, head back home for a Christmas curry al fresco - cooked over the fire pit. I've been saving my pheasant, partridge and I have a bit of duck in the freezer so am looking for three or four different curry ideas. I'd probably look to do a couple with pheasant, one with partridge one with duck and perhaps some woodpigeon breast tandoori kebabs or something... Obviously, there are loads of recipes on the web, but if anybody has anything a little bit different or who can recommend a recipe they've tried........ All ideas welcome...! Cheers, Iaindp
  13. Thanks guys, loads of good ideas. My favourite has got to be "smiling when your mate gets fined"!
  14. Thanks guys they've all gone in the book,
  15. Hi all, Next week is our Crimbo shoot and in keeping with the time for giving etc, we're going to be raising funds for a local hospice. There will be the normal charge for wearing silly hats, double if you don't etc but I'm also thinking that we should have a set of rules for beaters (guns will fine them if they see any beater breaking them) and a set of rules for guns (beaters will fine the guns if they catch them breaking their rules). I've decided that neither the guns nor the beaters will know their respective set of rules, until court is held at the end of the day - coz it's much more fun! So I'm looking for ideas for rules that the guns can't break and the same for the beaters please.... All suggestions welcome Cheers Iaindp
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