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tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 05 11:51 am    Post subject: Shooting muntjac  Reply with quote    

Some of you may have seen the deer control thread, JB's comments got me thinking about shooting for the pot, it's the ideal solution.

So where would I start, never even touched a gun and I have very little time on my hands (still working 6 days a week), is it something I should embark on or not?

And how do you find the buggerdy beasts once you've learnt to shoot?

Gervase



Joined: 17 Nov 2004
Posts: 8655

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 05 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If time's a problem, I'd find someone you can trust who can shoot them for you.
Failing that, try the British Deer Society, who can talk you through the whole process from absolute beginner to fully-fledged stalker.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 05 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Excellent link, thanks Mr G

Andy B



Joined: 12 Jan 2005
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Location: Brum
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 05 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

by the time youve got the hang of shooting em, they will have eaten everything !

Jonnyboy



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
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Location: under some rain.
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 05 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Excellent link Gervase, these in particular look useful

http://www.britishdeersociety.co.uk/Page.asp?PageName=Training

Far cheaper than fencing as well!

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44076
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 05 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Andy B wrote:
by the time youve got the hang of shooting em, they will have eaten everything !


Nah, it looks like I could get adequate protection from 1.2m treeguards, I was going to be using guards for rabbit protection anyway so it'll be a slight increase in cost. This'll mean that we'll still have deer, and maybe free meat...

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