Summer Pigeon Saladette

Summer Pigeon Saladette

Well, what a year is has been for game fairs! From last years cancelled events due to the rain, to the heat of this year, but at least it was dry! For me, the CLA Gamefair at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire was a huge success, demonstrating summer game dishes, as most of us who shoot have freezers brimming with game.

Early Summer Wood Pigeon

Early Summer Wood Pigeon

Spring this year, admittedly was a little late,but certainly got off to a good start, with the trout reservoirs producing great sport and some fine over winter trout. On the other hand, the wood pigeon shooting has not been too bad, although the rape seed crops in some areas did not really recover and are still a bit patchy. With the spring drilling late as well, this gave a chance for some fair bags of wood pigeon before the rain and sunshine fed the barley.