Some inspiring photographs from opening days.
September 2020 has been remarkable for the stunning Indian summer enjoyed by much of the country, with the partridge shooting season getting off to a glorious start.
Photographs of partridge days
Thanks to Louisa North, head of operations at the British Game Alliance for sharing photographs of her first partridge day with us.
Louisa says: “I have been shooting on and off most of my life but mainly sharing a peg with my father. I only really started having lessons this year at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School.
“My gun was my grandfather’s and was given to me by my father last Christmas. It is a Beretta S56E, an over and under 20-bore.
Louisa is a firm believer in eating what she shoots and adds: “I actually create most of the recipes that are on Eat Wild. My favourite one at the moment is the partridge satay salad. However I am also working on a partridge and chorizo risotto.”
More photographs of September partridge days
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- Safety is a top concern when you’re shooting partridges
- Make sure you know where other Guns, beaters and pickers-up are located
- Don’t be tempted to take low shots, even though early season partridges can lose height quickly.
- Practising shooting partridges on clays before you go out into the field will pay dividends
- Focus on your footwork
- Consider the cartridges you are using.
- You can replace any chicken recipe with partridge meat
- Young partridges taste cooked delicious in salads