Category Archives: Bob Partridge (game Keeper)

Glorious Twelfth – Grouse Recipe

Grouse Pie

We hope you had a very happy Glorious Twelfth, everyone! It’s time to reap what you sow and we hope you’ve had huge success on Friday. After a day on the shoot, treat yourself to a rich and comforting game pie, made with grouse. Read on to know how to make this game pie featuring Continue Reading →

Woodcock Numbers Down


Woodcock numbers have fallen by almost 10% across the UK in the past ten years. The findings come from the preliminary results of a survey carried out last year by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). Woodcock were found in only one-in-three woodlands surveyed, with South-West England Continue Reading →

Has your gun taken a hammering this season?


  Looking after your Gun with Fur Feather & Fin With tomorrow marking the last day of the shooting season, it’s almost time to packB away your kit ready for the next one. While you should be cleaning and caring for your shotgun after every shoot, at the end of the season, special care should Continue Reading →

Eastern Shooting in Sussex

Taj Mahal

Last year on one of my shoots we experience something I have never seen before nor heard of to be fair. It was on one of our syndicate shoots we organise and we had a few pegs left on this particular day. At the very last minute the pegs were bought by very successful Businessman Continue Reading →

Syndicate Shenanigans

Pheasant shooting syndicate

I had just got home for lunch when there was a knock at my door… there stood before me was The Squire in all his splendor having just returned from another month in the Bahamas. bBob,b he said bI have been thinking.b A thought which immediately sent shivers down my spine. bWe need to have Continue Reading →

The First Weeks Shooting

Our first shoot was good, we had a tricky start, but by the afternoon however the birds started to fly well. The weather hasnbt helped much; itbs been too hot. However the guns donbt always see it this way. I know they pay for the bag and expect it but itbs more than that, when Continue Reading →

Spring weather

Well what a wet and windy spring we’ve had an cold with it. I have seen smoke billowing from the village chimneys in the evenings throughout May an June.B A lot of blossom was blown off the trees and shrubs before the bees could pollinate them, disaster, as this means there will not be an Continue Reading →