December Irish shooting sport – Fieldsports Ireland, episode 5

For Fieldsports Ireland episode 5, Jason Doyle is out after pigeons over oilseed rape and sika in the Wicklow mountains. The pigeons are coming in well and Jason enlists the help of pigeon guide Stephen Dunbar to explain how he decoys and shoots them. By the time Jason gets into the Wicklow mountains, the temperature has dropped. ‘Ideal conditions to go camping,’ says Jason’s buddy Will O’Meara, so off they go, hoping they are well protected from the wintry weather. Happily, Jason has lots of kit on test this month: Benelli Raffaello over-and-under and Gamebore’s Supersteel cartridges for the pigeons, Leica Geovid range finding binos and Ridgeline clothing for the stalking. And is he wearing the worst Christmas jumper ever?

Here are the links


Decoys from Enforcer Pigeon Decoys
Gamebore supplies the cartridges
Benelli Raffaello came from GMK
Clothing from Jack Pyke

Sika stalking

For more on Ridgeline Clothing, go to
For the ViewRange app, visit
For the Suunto Traverse Alpha watch, go to


Transporting your kit by car? Protect it in a duffel bag. Visit for reviews of the best on the market.

Bullet drop

For the rangefinding binos, visit


Feel free to share this article with the these buttons


Free weekly newsletter