question re the word "Shoot" for dictionary

#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.
 

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