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Target Shooting a great sport for everyone!



In this week’s blog we want to tell you about one of the most inclusive sports around, Target Shooting.
Target shooting is a great sport for everyone, men, women, children and the physically challenged. It covers three disciplines including shotgun, pistol and rifle.   Now shooting clubs are going the extra mile to make sure that the sport is becoming accessible to all, with acoustic shooting being one of the newest ways.
Acoustic Shooting

Acoustic shooting uses specially adapted rifles fitted with special sights, which measure the level of light reflected from a target. The light is then converted into sound to allow the shooter to locate and aim at a target.
Participants wear special headphones to hear the sound, which becomes more frequent the closer they are to the target.
Field Target Shooting Field target shooting has been popular for several decades now and takes place outdoors in woodlands and open fields. The targets are of the metal knock…

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Walking in a winter wonderland!

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Winter walks can be a wonderful thing, with the crisp frosty ground crunching under your feet and clear cold skies showing off breathtakingly views. In order to really enjoy are great walk this time of year the key is in the preparation, as a wise man once said ‘there is no wrong weather, just the wrong clothes’, so in this week’s blog we’re going to give you some tips for having a great winter walk.

Make everything nice and toasty If you start off nice and warn the better the chances are that you’ll stay that way. Why not warm up your base layers, sock, gloves and hats next to a fire or on the radiator. Be careful to keep an eye on them you don’t want them to get so hot that they catch alight.

Keeping at the right temperature When we think about a winter walk the first thing, we think about is keeping out the cold, but you have to keep in mind not overheating. To avoid sweating it’s best to wear breathable layers which will wick the sweat away from the body.

Beware the wind There are a lot…

Fishing tips for those who'll even go out in the snow!

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When you love fishing so much, you’ll even go out in this weather!
We understand how fanatical people can be about fishing, some even love fishing more in the crazy winter weather. So we thought we should run through some essentials for staying warm and dry even on the stormiest days.
Flotation SuitsFlotation suits are great for keeping you protected against the wind, rain and cold. However they are not just about keeping warm they're also about keeping you safe. It can be a exciting challengebattling against the elements, but it's very easy to loose your footing and get swept into the water. A flotation suit works like a life jacket as a buoyancy aid helping you stay a float until help arrives. 
They come as suits or as separate jackets and trouser sets.

Thermal Suits, Jackets,Trousers & FootwearIf you feel that you're not going to be in a position where a flotation suit would be  required, you'll still need to keep warm and dry.  Thermal clothing is has always been gr…

Delicious recipes to make the most of your pigeon shoot!

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Pigeon Shooting Season is here!Pigeon shooting season is upon us again and we here at Reid Outdoorsare hoping that your shooting days go so well that you have an abundance of birds. So we've put together a selection of our favourite recipes to help you get the most from your rewards.
Pigeon & Beetroot Salad
This is one our favourite recipes on the BBC Good Food website. The game, fruit and beetroot really compliment each other.
Ingredients:1 tbsp olive oil1 garlic clove1 rosemary Sprig4 pigeon breasts100g bag washed watercress1 eating apple4 cooked beetroots (not in vinegar)100g toasted roughly chopped hazelnutsFor the dressing 1 tsbp balsamic vinegar3 tsbp olive oil
MethodMake the dressing by mixing the balsamic and olive oil together.
Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the garlic and rosemary, then the seasoned pigeon breasts. Cook for 3 mins on each side and remove to a plate.

Divide the watercress between 4 plates, arrange the apple and beetroot over, then the sliced pigeon breast…

A great day for those hard working beaters!

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Beaters' Day is coming!
After months of scrambling through trees, bushes and hedgerow, wading through mud and ice beaters get to the end of the season and the arrival of the long-awaited beaters’ day. Traditionally, it was the day that the estate owner gave to his gamekeeper to invite his friends along to shoot. It has changed over the years and the keepers’ day is now more often referred to as the beaters’ day.

It’s a great day to reward all the hard work that the beaters’ do all throughout the shooting season. A day where Legends may be forged, reputations might be left in tatters, but one thing is for sure: there will be men, ladies, boys and girls stood with a gun in their hands who have waited for the opportunity since the start of the season. They've earned it.
So if you’re hosting one of these great shooting days, make sure your wonderful beaters get the days shooting that they deserve and if you’re a beater getting ready for the big day click the image below to check out …