The day I shot a pheasant

I recently attended a pheasant shoot at Normanhurst estate in East Sussex. My friend George invited my dad and me for a day’s beating and I was very excited for it. We arrived at the pub early in the morning and started the day with a hearty breakfast. We then went for the first two drives of the day. It was hard work but I enjoyed every minute of it. We had lunch in a barn next to the woods we did beat in and I had a lovely slice of a pheasant pie and a sausage roll, all made by the gamekeeper’s daughter. Just as we were about to head back out, the gamekeeper came over and asked me if I would like to shoot! I said yes without hesitation! I joined the line of Guns at the pegs and the pheasants started flying as the beaters pushed them towards us. What an amazing thing to watch! I was delighted to shoot a brace of pheasant. It was an amazing day that I won’t soon forget!

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