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Driven Shooting - North Yorkshire By Peter Corbin

By Peter Corbin

Driven Shooting - North Yorkshire by Peter Corbin

Wildlife Artist Peter Corbin painted a couple of bird hunters shooting from a blind.

What truly defines driven shooting from other types of game bird shooting is the finest quality and presentation of pheasants and partridge, while maintaining the highest standards of sportsmanship and etiquette. This includes quality of environment for the birds as well as their flying qualities on the day.

Birds are released many weeks before the beginning of the shooting season. This enables them to acclimatize and more importantly to orientate them in their surroundings. A professional gamekeeper's job is to ensure the health and welfare of the birds and to encourage them to remain in the shooting area. This is not accomplished by pens or fences but by good animal husbandry, habitat and environmental enhancement on the ranch or estate.

Birds are traditionally "driven" over a waiting gun line. Tradition has always been 8 guns/team. These guns wait patiently in a predetermined place, usually spaced between 20 to 50 yards apart depending on the particular drive.

The Gamekeeper and his team of beaters drive the birds by tapping sticks and using flags to encourage the now "wild" birds towards a flushing point someway short of the guns. This space enables the birds to gain height and speed before they fly over the facing gun line. The shooters/guns now have the birds flying over their heads in front of them. This presents a very different target than the traditional "American Walk Up".

With numerous birds in the air at once, a member is expected to shoot only the best birds suited to their personal ability. With this combination of beating and shooting, a client gets an unparalleled sporting experience.

Etiquette is a critical part of the driven shooting tradition. This includes the use of traditional break barrel guns in this classic style of shooting, traditional English dress and the highest level of sportsman's like conduct, towards the game and fellow shooters.

Traditional driven pheasant and partridge shooting is an unique experience for every sportsman!

Driven Shooting - North Yorkshire by Peter Corbin is available for sale as a signed and numbered limited edition of only 50 giclee art prints with a 16 1/2 x 25 image size and is for sale for $300 unframed. Wildlife Artist Peter Corbin art prints on sale framed any way you want or unframed. Order your upland game bird hunting art print today. All artwork is professionally boxed and insured and guaranteed to arrive in mint condition.

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Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Giclee Print 16 1/2 x 25 Image Size 50 $300.00

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