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Rough shooting Scotland or borders...

Post by Springfield Pointers » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:17 pm

I am looking to contact more people actively shootinģ over pointing dogs around the borders or into Scotland. Any contacts would be appreciated.

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Re: Rough shooting Scotland or borders...

Post by ips » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:08 pm

You need to get on facebook groups will almost certainly find what you need.
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Re: Rough shooting Scotland or borders...

Post by Springcopse spaniels » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:15 pm

Contact Dawnrazor, he may be able to help point you in the right direction.
Shooting over that type of dog is very niche and may find things such as that are difficult to come by.

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Re: Rough shooting Scotland or borders...

Post by Naj » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:25 am

There are people running pointing breeds for others to shoot over, mainly trailers and keepers, but I would think there are very few who regularly have the opportunity to shoot over their own dogs themselves. It will be interesting to see what you find out. :think:

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Re: Rough shooting Scotland or borders...

Post by trekmoor » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:00 am

I used to shoot over my own pointing dogs and I used to take out small shooting parties who shot over my dogs. That was 20 - 35 years ago and other Scots like Tom Brechnie were doing the same thing back then. I don't know for certain, of anyone who does this now though. You could try contacting Wilson Young through the Pointer/setter clubs , he has a lot of shooting down in the borders and he runs pointers in trials and he certainly used to take out shooting parties to shoot over pointers or HPR's.

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Re: Rough shooting Scotland or borders...

Post by Springfield Pointers » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:50 pm

Thank you for the info folks. Much appreciated.

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Re: Rough shooting Scotland or borders...

Post by ips » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:42 am

Did you find anything SP
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Re: Rough shooting Scotland or borders...

Post by Springfield Pointers » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:51 am

ips wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:42 am
Did you find anything SP
I have indeed. I will be going up to my family's farm on the borders again in a few weeks and have lined up some grey partridge shooting over some GSP's. I am also going to see some pointers.

Thanks to all for the feedback.

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Re: Rough shooting Scotland or borders...

Post by ips » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:20 am

Sounds great, look forward to a full report 👍
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Re: Rough shooting Scotland or borders...

Post by trekmoor » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:04 pm

If you are down in the borders you might bump in to Peter O' Driscoll …. a pointer/setter man who sometimes judges at HPR trials too. He lives on the outskirts of Kelso . If you should chance to meet him, give him my regards, I haven't seen him for several years now.

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