The evening of the young shots day was here and we made our way to Wainlodes to meet up with the others. As we arrived and were walking across the fields Mallard were circling trying to come into the flash that runs along the field.
After a brief discussion over who was shooting where the decoys were afloat, it then went very quiet and there was not a duck to be seen for a good 45 minutes, just as I was beginning to worry that we may struggle the first ducks appeared, and dropped into the water unsaluted. This was the start of a very good flight, there were a few misses before a pair curled in front of our position and a hen Mallard was dropped by my lad with the second shot, the ducks kept coming in small groups and in total 4 Mallard were dropped between the 3 lads that were out.
It was a resounding success and was great to see the youngsters getting stuck in and bagging a few birds. Congratulations go to Ted who got his first ever bird.