Those wandering in the Scottish Hills today, Friday August 12, might care to remember that it is the first day of the grouse-shooting season aka The Glorious Twelfth. Glorious for shooters, perhaps, but not so much fun for the grouse. I suggest all activators on grouse moors in GM-land keep their heads and backsides down, antennas retracted and wits about them as not all participants on the Glorious Twelfth are crack-shots! One glimpse of a low-flying dipole or a KX2 emitting a squawking sound could see them suddenly peppered with shotgun pellets… I’ll be hiding in the shack chasing activators, not grouse. It’s somewhat safer. 73 Mike
I tried a bit of grouse hunting here in the US but never had much luck. Little SOBs wait until you’re right on them before they take off like a rocket.
I do better with squirrels and deer. Some of my favorite hunting grounds are on or near SOTA summits, so I may combine the two this year. I need a Q-code for “hold on let me take this shot”.
Perhaps “QRX” for “stand by” then after the bang “QUA” for “Have you any news of (callsign) GR0USE”…….
QM16, followed by QMD when you shoot yourself in the foot.
I’ll do my best to avoid that.
There is a definite lack of the Red Grouse this year (and for the last four years). Many shoots have abandoned plans for a shoot this year (us included).
The local farmer asked us to help with a plague of crows yesterday so it was suggested we send a boxfull of those to the London restaurants and see what these Michelin starred chefs could do with them
That would be fun. The classic Two Ronnies “Rook” restaurant sketch comes to mind….
I’ve seen recipes for crow and have heard it’s not bad if you cook it right.
Tastes remarkably like Swan.
A young swan is much more palatable.
They taste like Eagle.
This product (a staple of many a summit sandwich years ago in the days when it was still considered treason to eat a real swan in the UK) contains no traces of swan, although as a youngster I was not so sure!
More like Flanders!