Author Archives: Rosie Somerset

Oven ready birds

I have noticed a growing trend this season for keepers giving away the ‘grace and favour’ brace of birds, ‘oven ready’.  I think this is a fantastic idea and I have rarely seen a fellow Gun refuse them, as is … Continue reading

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La Nava

Just spent a fantastic weekend in Spain at La Nava, at what must be the most professional and well organised partridge shoot in Spain, where we were pampered and spoiled and fed delicious tapas between drives, two secretarios each, (loaders) … Continue reading

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Rifles Regiment London Club – After dinner talk

I was invited to speak at the Annual Game Dinner of the Rifles Regiment London Club on 19th October 2011.   A black tie evening, with delicious food and a gorgeous setting with a long polished table heaving with regimental … Continue reading

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Can’t believe its the pheasant season already

Our attempt at rearing a few pheasants went badly wrong when a loose labrador pegged about 60 poults two weeks ago. The few survivors had abandoned the area and we barely have a bird left on the place…

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Tatler

Well, Tatler’s first ever Hunting Shooting Fishing Guide came out this week and of course living as we do in the sticks, meant that I hadn’t seen it by the time about 4 people called me to say they’d seen … Continue reading

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Not long till the grouse season!

Must get practising for the grouse, haven’t fired a shot since January.

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