The Imperfect Shot

The Imperfect Shot : Shooting Excuses, Gaffes and Blunders

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A wonderful collection of shooting excuses, gaffes, and blunders on the shooting field, illustrating the experiences and exhortations of those who have committed minor faux pas and misdemeanors. * Tongue-in-cheek advice and novel excuses for light-hearted incidents* The perfect gift for shooting enthusiasts
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Product details

  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 195 x 252 x 17mm | 46g
  • Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Colour illustrations
  • 1846892082
  • 9781846892080
  • 741,240

Table of contents

Shooting Days' and Some Guns' Ways; Gamekeeping Gaffes and Beaters' Blunders; Making a Meal of It; Rough and Ready; It's a Dog's Life; Wardrobe Malfunction; In the News; Tales Told Over Lunch
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Review quote

One to dip into and enjoy. The text and illustrations, the latter by Oliver Preston, are both integral parts of the book and I am not sure which I enjoyed the most. The jokes are not all to do with shooting and I liked the one about the Land Rovers - 'They say 90 per cent of all Land Rovers manufactured are still on the road. The other 10 per cent have reached their destination'. -- Ray Collier From excuses for missing, including 'the safety catch got stuck' to ensuring your mobile phone is turned off, the author aims to guide the newby through some of the pitfalls of driven game shooting. And he makes it abundantly clear that pulling the trigger is just a small part of the overall shooting day, which should include a good lunch, fascinating repartee with fellow guns and getting all dressed up in sometimes ridiculous garb that, in any other situation, would be laughable. -- Philip Bowern This is an anthology of shooting excuses, gaffes and anecdotes which you might actually find useful during the season. Not only does it provide very easy access light reading for those moments when the Financial Times is a bit too topical and War and Peace is a bit too serious but it also contains some honest advice for game shooters who might like to kid themselves sometimes. There aren't many things he hasn't seen on shoot day - and a lot of them make it into this book. The Imperfect Shot is a motley collection of curious facts, amusing anecdotes, pithy advice and historical titbits from the world of gameshooting. A good Christmas stocking filler. * Shooting & Conservation Magazine * Here you will find tales of embarrassing gundogs, war cries in the beating line, lunch-stealing Labradors and wonderfully incompetent shots, not to mention outrageous shooting clothing and mad ducks. Hilariously illustrated by Oliver Preston, this is clearly one for the Christmas stocking. * CLA Land and Business Magazine * Perfect to open at any page, Jeremy Hobson illustrates, both in words and in cartoons (brought to life by Oliver Preston), a very humourous collection of light-hearted erroes, ill-judgement and misdemeanours. The perfect gift for the imperfect shot! A very humorous collection of experiences, faux pas and misdemeanours in the shooting field with anecdotes and tales of many light-hearted incidents from throughout the world. This book provides some novel excuses and tongue-in-cheek advice for pickers-up, Guns and keepers alike for when things don't quite go as planned. Brought to life by Oliver Preston's illustration, there are, among its pages, some real pearls of wisdom.
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About J. C. Jeremy Hobson

Jeremy Hobson was, for well over 30 years, employed as a gamekeeper and, for much of the last decade, as shoot captain on a prestigious West Sussex estate. Therefore, as a result of seeing life as it is lived from both sides of the fence, he is extremely well versed in what might possibly occur during a shooting day! Now a professional freelance writer and author (and a member of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists); Jeremy has written countless magazine articles and over 30 published books - the main subject matter of which concerns many aspects of field sports and country life. He considers himself extremely fortunate that, throughout his life, he has been paid to do what he enjoys and, since his first published article appeared in 1976 - and his first book a decade later - has been a prolific commentator on matters rural.
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