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Northumberland. A bit surprised?

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Is this a bump, which my get me banned.......

2 months ago I posted this, and (other than a few tyre kickers) I’ve had no interest.  

 

Is the cost too much? (I’m joking)

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Shoot syndicate of 6 people who shoot once a month through the season.  The bag ranges from 5-10 each day. The land is big enough for a 4-5 hour day, start at 10.30 and finish around 2-3pm. 

Included in the price is your lunch which consists of a couple of hot beef rolls, a soft drink / glass of port and a piece of cake. 

There is no expectation of work, but it is also welcome. 

A dog is essential due to the nature of the land.

Cost for the season £80. (There are no extras such as pigeon shooting or vermin) 

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£20 a day and you have no bidders, I'm amazed.  Worth that just for the walk round with your dog.

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Don't know why you think it will get you banned, if it was near me I could find enough guns several times over for nice little day's like that. 

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Aye, if it was closer to me I would jump at the offer .......£80, that's about two beers down here!!!!!

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Maybe worth giving a bit more idea of the location.   Northumberland is a big area, so the shoot could be near Berwick, or it could be 100 miles away near Slaggyford.

I would have been very interested, but not eligible because I have no dog.

 

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some places charge that much to park your car for the day,,ur very good value indeed.

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Hi Chaps.

Thanks for the replies. The shoot is located between Morpeth and Alnwick, just off the A1. 

 

Dogs are needed due to the nature of the land, style of shooting and splitting up to cover hedgerows etc. 

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Markm  sorry if I have missed it but can't see in your posts what day you shoot WEEKDAYS OR SATURDAYS.

 

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It is strange considering the amount of people always asking or looking for somewhere to shoot.

At that price its ideal for some of these to get a foot in the door.I think it more shows that some folk do indeed care that they at least get a few birds for their time than just enjoy the day out and the birds are a bonus.

Ive tried to put feeders at as many places as i can and have tremendous walked up sport and all for the price of barley and diesel.Dont understand why more dont do the same.

 

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Cheers chaps. That’s a fair point sako, the current members are by no means ‘poor’ we just enjoy a walk around, a laugh and a few birds if we stumble upon them.  The money (nearly covers) the rent and 3/4 tonne of grain........ 

Shoot saturdays. As it’s walked up, often a lot more are missed rather than bagged. 

 

Its also ‘all inclusive’ food, port and soft drinks for lunch (both if you want). 

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Oh to be 40yrs younger.  I would drive up from the Midlands to enjoy that and work the dogs ..... which I no longer have.:no:.

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49 minutes ago, markm said:

Cheers chaps. That’s a fair point sako, the current members are by no means ‘poor’ we just enjoy a walk around, a laugh and a few birds if we stumble upon them.  The money (nearly covers) the rent and 3/4 tonne of grain........ 

Shoot saturdays. As it’s walked up, often a lot more are missed rather than bagged. 

 

Its also ‘all inclusive’ food, port and soft drinks for lunch (both if you want). 

Nothing I like better than a good ole walk around with the gun and the dog trying to do his best to put up something to shoot at , bag wise don't mean a thing it's the anticipation and a chin wag with the boys that count and at that money it's a gift . 

This brilliant offer should have been snapped up by now and whoever go for it should think that was there lucky day when they saw the advert . GOOD LUCK 

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I think the requirement for a dog will put a lot of folk off, some are just not in the position to have a dog

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Nice area down there & friendly people  :good::shoot::shoot::shoot:

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Does sound like a good way to spend a Saturday  with gun and dog sorry to say my Saturdays are taken during the season .  Ah well sure you will get someone cos it's a good offer.

 

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4 hours ago, grahamch said:

I think the requirement for a dog will put a lot of folk off, some are just not in the position to have a dog

Sorry, when it comes down to walking hedge rows / rough shooting with a gun under your arm, what flushes the hen sitting tight and if you have a runner, what can a ‘non dog owner’ do about it......

Do you really think I’m going bankrupt for £80. 

There are always let days for those who ‘are not in the position to have a dog’ 

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On 02/05/2019 at 21:45, markm said:

Hi Chaps.

Thanks for the replies. The shoot is located between Morpeth and Alnwick, just off the A1. 

 

Dogs are needed due to the nature of the land, style of shooting and splitting up to cover hedgerows etc. 

Nice part of the country, I have a lot of Vermin control permission in this area so know it well, It will be good shooting for someone just a shame I'm away a lot with work so can't guarantee to be home on shoot days.

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