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Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 06 8:14 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Silas wrote:
Fourthly, they are a non-native species and should be eradicated properly and humanely as they upset the natural ecobalance.


A few points; rabbits, grey squirrels and even our brown hare are non-native I assume you would be happy to eradicate them?

Some pest controll is a legal requirement of the land owner.

One of the problems with magpies as well as foxes is that they are well suited to living with the mess humans make of things so I think you can justify controlling them. It would be great to remove humans from huge tracks of the country but that could be going a little too far.

Perhaps now wouldn't be a good time to mention that a recent study has concluded that foxes suffer more now that hunting with hounds has reduced the number of foxes culled by hounds.

Bernie66



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 06 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:


Perhaps now wouldn't be a good time to mention that a recent study has concluded that foxes suffer more now that hunting with hounds has reduced the number of foxes culled by hounds.


The concept of hunting with hounds brings the idea of hunting for pleasure to my head so its never a good time to bring it up in my eyes. I hate the thought of anyone doing any kind of hunting for pleasure.

Old-Chads-Orchard



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 06 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Silas wrote:

Fourthly, they are a non-native species and should be eradicated properly and humanely as they upset the natural ecobalance.


Weren't Rabbits brought into this country by the Romans?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 06 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Dunno when and who but they';re definitely non native

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 06 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I went on an archaeological field trip to a medieval rabbit warren - have a feeling it was where the only gay in teh village lives (a lovely ancient place by the way)

Old-Chads-Orchard



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 06 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Silas wrote:


A 'good head shot' Hmm.

At what distance?


Well my Air Arms 410 can stick a 177 on a 10 piece upto 40yrds all day every day, and will put a pellet through both sides of a bunnies skull at 30yrds.

Wasn't this tread about shooting bunnies with night vision??

Snap Cap



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 06 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My AA TX 200 HC can do the same normally before I go out on a hunt I make sure my rig is placing pellets in groups of 1 inch at 35-40 yards.

It was about night hunting with a NV rig but it has become a very interesting thread!

Bodger



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 06 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Silas
With regard to the cider ?
I have mate ! Goodnight

C an we have a go at getting the fishing section going tomorrow night ?

Old-Chads-Orchard



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 06 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Snap Cap wrote:
My AA TX 200 HC can do the same normally before I go out on a hunt I make sure my rig is placing pellets in groups of 1 inch at 35-40 yards.

It was about night hunting with a NV rig but it has become a very interesting thread!


Got a TX200HC too, best airgun full stop. Not quite as accurate with it as my 410 but no hassle with air tanks etc, much nice to shoot than the 410 though, less clinical

Snap Cap



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 06 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I had 410k nice gun, acurate etc but far too light for me I like a gun with a bit of weight behind it, the 410 felt like it would break easily, silly but thats what I thought.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 06 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

BTW what NV setup do you have?

cab



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 06 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

offroading.net wrote:

Weren't Rabbits brought into this country by the Romans?


The Romans brought bunnies, but if I remember correctly those rabbits never really got naturalised (Italian rabbits, suited to warmer climes). It was the Normans who successfully introduced rabbits, wasn't it?

Snap Cap



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 06 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

offroading.net wrote:
BTW what NV setup do you have?


Cobra 1505 Sabre Pro Gen 1 with a ultra violet booster.

It sits high so you have to jerry rig you cheek rest. been practising out in the garden, still having probs adjusting to the 2D effect but I'm getting there.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 06 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Snap Cap
I think you're cruel ! You should warn those bunnies before you shoot them

Snap Cap



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 06 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I do, I shout "freeze.... put your paws up" if they dont I shoot them!

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