question re the word "Shoot" for dictionary

Discussion in 'Shooting, Hunting and Fishing' started by Poppy, Sep 17, 2008.

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  1. My little bro is currently differentiating the use of the word shoot for the OUP - any advice from you knowledgeable chaps?

    "A cultural question for you: when our landed gentry go grouse / pheasant shooting, are they part of a shooting club called a 'Shoot'? e.g. 'the Chigwell Shoot', 'the Roding Valley Shoot', etc. - the same way we refer to an organisation of foxhunters as, e.g., 'the Beaufort Hunt'?"
  2. Yes.

    In addition to describing the organisation, it can also be used to describe the land the activity is carried out on.

    Landed gentry are unlikely to belong to a 'shooting club'. They might have a shoot on their estate, or are invited to by those that do. Other, less posh, shoots are often be run by 'syndicates', but rarely a 'club'.

    Shoots are populated/undertaken by Guns, and generally run by Captains.

    Have a gander atShooting Times or The Field to get the lingo.