For those who have not had the privilege of attending a shoot, we wanted to let you know about the complete process that your meat goes through before reaching your kitchen. Here is a short guide to a game shoot:
Briefing – Your opportunity to learn about what will happen throughout the day and be given any local rules as well as a safety briefing.
People at the shoot
In the Field there are two formats:
The End of the Day - At the end of the day the shooting party returns to its start point and kit is disassembled for the homewards journey. The keeper will count the bag and notify the shoot captain, perhaps adding the number of shots fired to achieve the score. You may be given a card with the details written on it. The total bag may also be laid out in a display as is the European custom.
The game birds and then stored to be collect by Braehead Foods the following day to be processed at our state of the art factory in Kilmarnock.