When I shoot I never drink any type of alcohol. Was raised that the two never were to be done together. In fact I have excused a couple friends from hunting with me on my farm when they started imbibing. Simply explained due to liability they could no longer shoot. They took it well, a bit embarrassed I suspect. Guest follow rules or are no longer guest.
As to shooting songbirds Ed, they are really tasty birds, who can be a challenge to shoot after opening day. Giveme a plate full of bacon wrapped, grilled dove breast and I am a happy camper. Opening day of Dove season is our Glorious 12 equivalent. The start of another hopeful season of great days afield to build memories for a lifetime.