Coming from a family who have always hunted and a mother who, aged only eight, was often to be found wringing chickens or pointing at the chicken about to be carved and informing any dinner guests, ‘that is Cluck Cluck’, it probably comes as no surprise to anyone that I, myself, enjoy shooting. And because I enjoy shooting and daring to say as much often results in being lectured on how awful I am for letting dogs chase foxes, I’d like to clarify that I neither hunt foxes nor do I encourage dogs to savage them.
Rather, I enjoy holidays in which I can fish and grouse shoot in the Highlands, through hunting portals.For information about hunting and to help dispel some of the myths about the sort of people who hunt and how people hunt, as well as how you can begin hunting, www.hunting-scotland.com is a great place to start. People have a lot of misconceptions as to what hunting is and about who ‘hunting folk’ are.
Take me, what I probably enjoy most during our annual hunting holidays is catching up with my family; my father enjoys fishing, my grandfather enjoys grouse shooting, my brother will only shoot clay pigeons and my mum enjoys cooking our various catches (except the clay, of course) . Hunting in Scotland allows all of my family to huntor fish how or what they enjoy best while also allowing us all to stay within the same place; for us this is traditionally the Scottish Highlands. Scotland and the portals there provide some of the best hunting, fishing, scenery and accommodations I know of.
Hence, I’d recommend a hunting holiday to every family looking for an alternative to another year traipsing around artificial ‘adventure parks’ or baking themselves on foreign shores.Contrary to the popular misconception, you don’t have to be of a particular class, background or persuasion beyond having an open and curious mind and a natural curiosity. If you’ve never sat to a meal with your family that you have yourself caught, your father has prepared and your mother has cooked, then you’re probably indicative of the average modern British family. I’m not much dissimilar to you, even when I holiday; I enjoy holidays as a time in which expectations of us are somewhat removed, I can relax, explore beautiful places and enjoy time with my family. If this sounds like fun, then you may just enjoy a hunting, shooting or fishing holiday. The truth of the matter is, you can’t tell me I’m wrong until you’ve tried it, but I can say I’m sure you won’t tell me I’m wrong if you do!