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Hunting, shooting and fishing poll

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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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#471 tinca steve

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

Putting in my tuppence worth :-  Collectively called hunting -- Well I have a problem with that !

There are many corners to that in my mind. I do not class freshwater angling with the other forms of hunting. In my humble opinion angling is not fishing, to do that you use a net not a rod and line. What we catch is returned to a water that without us being there would be filled in with all types of junk in no time, the fish is not killed but returned alive to fight another day. As said in another topic we also look out for other forms of waterside creatures. Also many boat owners would find their vessels broken into if an angler had not been sitting close by. I could go on but in my view angling is not like hunting its a sport. Catch and release fly fishing is the same, but catch and killing is hunting.


To kill an animal for vermin control as work is in my mind not sport hunting, its work.

To kill an animal yourself for food is not sport hunting but is real hunting.

To kill an animal for numbers control is in my mind not sport hunting if its used then for food.




To pay for the right to shoot an animal, vermin or not, as long as the not is used for food is sport hunting.


So broadly there's vermin control, hunting, numbers control and profit with a possible death at the end.


THEN there's angling where we leave the country side with a profit from our sport.


This is where I duck and head for --I'm not telling.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

I shoot and fish, which in my view are classed as hunting, either stalking a trout in the river, or crawling within range to shoot a rabbit. I have a Firearms Licence, which allows me to shoot fox. On most of my permissions, I am there to shoot vermin as required by the landowner, usually rabbits, rats and feral pigeons, but if required will shoot fox. In one such case, the farmer's wife bred show chickens, helped by her young children. Despite a German Shepherd loose in the yard, a fox got in and killed the lot. They restocked and he kept coming back at a certain time on his travels, so I shot it. If I am out in the field after rabbits and I see a fox, I'll let it be, unless we have unfinished business on that land. I have a website http://www.urbanfieldsportsman.com/ and have a lot of response from the US, where they have not lost the connection between fishing and shooting to put food on the table.

I did not support the ban on hunting with dogs.