The Angry Corrie 8: Jul-Aug 1992

Field Sports Report

In view of TAC reporter Perkin Warbeck's rather hotheaded words on the subject of 'field sports' last issue, he was sent to research the subject more thoroughly. In the course of his researches he came upon the book 'The Art of Good Shooting' by Major J E M Ruffer (sic). As well as some timely advice on shredding fauna at a distance, the major also includes some illustrations which should serve TAC readers well as a guide to indentifying dangerous beasts. The chequed and hairy plumage of the beasts and their distinctive carriage make them easily recognisable. They are dangerous at all times and have no set mating season. Some naturalists have cast doubt that they can mate at all, but they do keep appearing year after year, so somehow they must manage.

Some of the Major's advice appears to throw some light on the nature of the so called 'field sportsmen':

Take care not to mount ahead of the bird, because then there will be no acceleration to the swing. Take care not to give too much lead. If you are mounting well, as you have been taught the lead becomes a minor factor; it feels like a few inches, as the swing is kept going.

If any reader has an idea what is being said by the young chap to the major do write in. Who knows, there may be a fabulous prize.

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