Finishing the 2016/17 Shooting Season
In the U.K. the shooting season for pheasant runs from 1st October to 1st February, for partridge from 1st September to 1st February and for Duck and Goose from 1st September to 31st January (basc.org.uk/game-and-gamekeeping/quarry-species-shooting-seasons/) so the end of January means the end of days out picking up. Both Ruby and Merlin have loved picking up this season and have worked hard for me. Merlin has even picked his first goose. Now it's back to some serious training for both dogs in anticipation of entering working tests over the summer.