Posts Tagged 'glossary'

A Basic Shooting Glossary

Whilst I can’t claim this to be comprehensive in any way, it should give a shooting novice some idea of the terms used. It is good form to know the terminology if you are going on a shoot, as novices will be easily spotted if they fail to understand the phrases and words used.

All Out! – What beaters call at the end of a drive

Bag – Game killed that day

Beaters/Drivers – They flush out the game by ‘beating’ the ground

Couple – Wild ducks are counted by the couple

Covert – A wood (silent ‘t’)

Covey – A group of grouse or partridge

Drive – Each sweep taken up during a day’s shooting

Gun – This doesn’t just refer to the actual firearm but the person shooting it, as well

Hill – A Scottish moor

Loaders – They load guns

Peg/Stand – Where the guns are located (although for grouse shoots it is called the ‘butt’ and for duck shoots the ‘hide’)

Wisp – A group of snipe

William Hanson
Tutor, The English Manner

Advertisements

Our Twitter Feed

  • RT @AlexMesservy: And for those in the UK, tip cash to doormen, drivers, porters and refuse workers but give in kind to hairdressers, teach… 2 days ago
  • RT @5_News: The Christmas party season is in full swing, and for many the office "do" is the big event of the year. But it comes with many… 2 days ago
  • RT @williamhanson: Talking hugging in the workplace with @theJeremyVine on @BBCRadio2 next. Do you think it’s appropriate? I don’t! 1 week ago

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new entries by email.

Join 73 other followers

Advertisements