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Poll: Hunting, shooting and fishing (151 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you actively:

  1. Just fish (91 votes [59.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 59.48%

  2. Fish and shoot (24 votes [15.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.69%

  3. Fish and hunt (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  4. Fish, shoot and hunt (33 votes [21.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.57%

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#11 Guest_tigger_*

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:15 PM

Not doubting it effectiveness, but i didn't think it was legal to shoot game with an air gun.



I can't see it being illegal to use an airrifle to shoot game as in the airrifle mags i've seen years back it was promoted. If it is illegal it never stopped me Brian :D
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Brian, I'll give you a bell later m8, I don't think things look to tropical for tomorrow bud.

Edited by tigger, 14 October 2008 - 03:18 PM.


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Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:25 PM

Brian, I'll give you a bell later m8, I don't think things look to tropical for tomorrow bud.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:26 PM

I had to look it up:


Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981.

All birds and animals are protected by law.

Certain species are classified as pests or vermin, and only these species can be legitimately shot. This can only be done by authorised persons. An authorised person is someone who has the proper permission from the land owner to control pests on that land.

Air Gun Prey.

The following pests are concidered suitable for controlling using an air weapon.The UK law is 12ftlb for a rifle and 6ftlb for a pistol.

Brown Rat.
Grey squirrel.
Rabbit.
Crow.
Rook.
Magpie.
Jay.
Wood pigeon.
Collared dove.
Feral pigeon.
House mouse.
Mink.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:50 PM

I don't think reporting them would go down well. It's a landed estate with a "shoot".
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Well that's hardly shooting birds just for fun in my opinion, it's ruddy difficult to cook and eat them whilst they're flying! :)

If hunting to eat, and enjoying it, is a moral crime in your book, where does that leave angling (where we hunt, injure, and return with no end product 'just for fun')? You see the dilemma I hope? ;)

The UK law is 12ftlb for a rifle and 6ftlb for a pistol.


I hate to be pedantic (OK, I lie!), but the Law states UNDER 12ft/lbs and 6ft/lbs. 12ft/lbs and over requires a Section 1 F.A.C.

Edited by Angly, 14 October 2008 - 04:13 PM.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:57 PM

Anyone who is anti fieldsports should be anti all fieldsports. I don't think that you can be selective. Either for or against.

I disagree. When fox hunting was made illegal I was against the ban, mostly because I don't like people banning things. It was a close run thing though because I kept hearing from pro hunting types that hunting foxes with hounds was an 'efficient' means of fox control and I didn't accept that then and I still don't today. Hunting deer with dogs and hounds is totally wrong IMO.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:10 PM

I just actively fish but I have shot in the past and would have no problems in doing so again.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:13 PM

I clicked all three as i put rabbiting (no gun) under hunting.




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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:20 PM

I disagree. When fox hunting was made illegal I was against the ban, mostly because I don't like people banning things. It was a close run thing though because I kept hearing from pro hunting types that hunting foxes with hounds was an 'efficient' means of fox control and I didn't accept that then and I still don't today. Hunting deer with dogs and hounds is totally wrong IMO.



Hunting with dogs is the finest sport in the world. It's a good selective way also as the fittest will usually be the ones to run another day.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:44 PM

Hunting with dogs is the finest sport in the world. It's a good selective way also as the fittest will usually be the ones to run another day.

It's not efficient in terms of man hours per fox. Where I was brought up the rule was, "thou shalt not suffer a fox to live", we didn't want any getting away "for another day" and we didn't have daft gamekeepers breeding the bloody things so that the hunt had enough to hunt.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:59 PM

I disagree. When fox hunting was made illegal I was against the ban, mostly because I don't like people banning things. It was a close run thing though because I kept hearing from pro hunting types that hunting foxes with hounds was an 'efficient' means of fox control and I didn't accept that then and I still don't today. Hunting deer with dogs and hounds is totally wrong IMO.


fox hunting isnt illegal :blink: hunting with two or more dogs is but "driving" foxes towards guns isnt ,so long as mr hound doesnt kill the fox you can use as many as you like
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Edited by chesters1, 14 October 2008 - 05:06 PM.

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