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What Are Your Plans For The Big Day ( Boxing Day )

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Up until a few years ago the day of the shooting calendar I most looked forward to was the 1st of September , now as I no longer go on the 1st my first choice is now Boxing day , since the first day of married life I have never made plans for Boxing Day to spend with the wife or family , I go with the flow on Christmas day and then I have a total free hand to do what I want and go where I want on the next day .

In my own mind I have a plan but in reality the weather is the deciding factor .

At the moment around our way it should be a half tidy day , if that was the case in the morning I will walk some rough fields that are close to an Industrial estate , with it being Boxing day there shouldn't be any places working and there might be a chance at a Pheasant , if the afternoon I have got two fields of old Mustard plants that have produced a few long tails over the last few weeks , then to end the day I will come back to some marshes I go on that have only recently have got enough water on them to warrant a duck flight .

That is how my day will be planed , but a phone call the night before could easily put paid to my well rehearsed plan.

So will you be shooting Boxing Day and if so at what ??

   

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I will be mostly shooting Children (with foam ammunition)Each year we have a kids v grown ups Nerf gun war. It’s a bit like bolting rabbits as they dash down the corridor, darting in and out of doorways.

 

All the best MM, enjoy the festive sport.

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We plan to go to our local clay shoot and then out after some pigeons, as you say MM the weather will be the deciding factor.

We ventured out in the rain this morning and very few people turned up.

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My boxing day evening will be wasted spent on the M4 stuck behind some idiot in a big 4x4 with a LED rear light cluster that destroys my night vision for ten miles every time he totally unnecessarily hits his brakes for no obvious reason.

 

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Eldest son and girlfriend coming for lunch time feast. They're very happy and getting their first house together in march. Shooting has to wait until later in the week. Boxing Day back in Somerset years ago was always a big one, out all day, anything was fair game, used to walk miles. Great memories.

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There sounds some good days , and to me , some not so good , still its all down to what you like doing and to keep a happy house hold , one reason I enjoy doing my own thing on Boxing day   , if I want to stay longer in one place I can, or if I decide to alter my plan then I don't have to worry about letting anyone down , not only that if you got a young family it is only fair to spend time at home over the festive period .

If I could pick one of the above it would be , beating at Floors Castle , sound like a cracking day in superb countryside .

Still , whatever you are doing on my big day , weather it is with family or out in the fresh air have a good , enjoyable and above all a safe day.

All the very best to one and all🎅

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Prawn barbie for me in 30 degree heat. Currently in Oz for the festive season with two of our four grandchildren, great but missing the two still in the UK.Can’t have it all l suppose.

merry Christmas to you all and have a good time whatever you are doing.

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Boxing day !Luv it, 4 drives then convivial lunch in our bothy, banter, booze, & bait we are staying for 3 days, will see all the new slips, (not ladies) stockings & coats. Best to you all shoot safe.

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Its the last chill day of my holidays before heading back to Manilla. I have a bike on hire so will probably ride north to one of the beaches. Its not a propper Christmas holiday when i can't do a bit of shooting.

Looking forward to getting home, and picking the dog up from the farm. Then we have to go up north for a New Year party before finally getting home in January. 

Incide ntaly it's already Christmas day for people here. 

Have a good one. 

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I hope that you get the odd long tail MM. Nothing better than having a mooch about with dog and gun.

Whatever is in store, have a good one and all the best to you and yours.

OB

 

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Hopefully I will be shooting a few ducks. Can't think of many things I would rather be doing.

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No shooting for me. I working 13 hour shift looking after the sick and needy!

May I wish everyone and their loved ones a wonderful Christmas and good health in the new year.

atb

7diaw

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