View a selection of images from the Mappowder shoot in Dorset

The team of local Guns on the shoot are old friends, which adds to the excellent atmosphere

James House, whose father Graham owns part of the shooting land, shot well with his 20-bore

Albert Courage, with his spaniels, helps to run the shoot and is in charge of the beaters

Hot-shot Chris Sprake takes aim with deadly precision in the early November sunshine

Mappowder beater Antony Neal takes a well-deserved break before another drive begins

The guns