The team at E.J.Churchill are passionate about shooting and all it encompasses. When the team aren’t at work they can often be found satisfying their sporting urges whether it be in the field or smashing some clays. Read on to find out more…
West Wycombe Pigeon Patrol
9th February 2014 – Newly recruited member of Team Hellfire, Dave Swallow – Sir Edward Dashwood’s Head Gamekeeper took Little Ad out to show him a thing or two about controlling the local pigeon population. Starting with a hearty breakfast cooked by Dave… where was our invite?! They set their pitch in a quiet corner of West Wycombe Estate and waited. After a slow start came a mad hour or two. They dodged the downpours and finished the day with a three figure bag of crows and pigeons.
More from pigeon patrol in March as Dave and Little Ad head to Norfolk.
A Lad’s Day Out…
26th January 2014 – The boys were let loose for a day’s wild shooting in Slebech, Sir Edward’s private shooting estate in Wales. A meal fit for a king and a few glasses of wine later some retired to bed in preparation for the big day. Others decided it would be the perfect time for a shooting lesson into the early hours…let’s hope it paid off!! The day kicked off at 9am – little did they know they wouldn’t see civilisation for a good few afters after! Off they trudged into they fields starting with the duck drive. All the birds at Slebech are wild – not a reared bird in sight! The bag started with some teal before they went on the search for some woodcock – they found the woodcock but two of the team got lost in the wilderness! Only realising they’d lost the hot shot Eddie when the bag stopped filling up…that lesson must have worked for him! Mike and Stuart on the other hand wished they’d have taken up the last minute lesson offer when they missed the easiest woodcock ever! Mark Marshall got stuck in the boggy patch and they lost Little Ad completely…in fact no one’s seen him since! Jack was over the moon when he bagged his first woodcock, only to see it fly off as strong as the day it was born when he went to pick it up!
A great day was had by all, taking many of the boys back to their early shooting days where they could be found hunting the hedgerows.
That’s the game season over for another year and what a great year it was for us – some memorable days from the highlands of Scotland to the hills of Devon, our Sporting Agency has covered some serious miles and met some amazing people along the way. We’re now busy getting our dates secured for the next season, not to mention all the preparations for all the summer activities including the highly anticipated World English Sporting Championships and simulated game days.
Little Ad Davies – Chief Caddy and Instructor