The most important prerequisite to be able to have fun in this way is a lot of small game. That is what they have around the British shooting estates. Sonia perhaps knows more about the current game situation in Brittain.
I used to go rough shooting with three men with guns, I worked my dogs for them. We hunted hedgerows and small coppices. Rough shooting can take place on farms and the quarry is usually rabbits or pheasants which have been put down especially for shooting. The large shooting estates use their birds for the corporate shoots or for ‘guns’ who pay a lot of money for the privilege. Spaniels are the usual chosen dogs for rough shooting, but I used German Sh. Pointers.
I haven’t done any rough shooting for the last 11 years as I got tinnitus from being so near the guns.
Re eating game, I used to come home with pigeon, rabbit, pheasant after the rough shooting and my husband would turn his nose up, he doesn’t like eating game. I love it!