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Lloyd



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 05 11:28 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Deerstalker wrote:
Shotguns, as night shooting, can only be used under exceptional circumstances, approved by DEFRA.


Refer to my quote above, from the Deer Act, 1997, Section 7

deerstalker



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 05 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Quote the act please!

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 05 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The relevant part states Ammunition,: England Wales and Northern Ireland
Rifled slug of not less than 350 grains or AAA shot.


deerstalker



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 05 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, but read it through! Under what circumstances?

I think you'll find the act doesn't say you can use a .240+ rifle or a shotgun, whatever takes your fancy to stalk deer.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 05 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No, you are correct in that it states what is permissible, and what isn't. So please, correct me it I am wrong, or if not , wind ya neck in!!

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 05 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When I said 240, I meant 243...The difference is largely accademic anyway. The Deer Act is the point. Am I the only one who underdtands it around here?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 05 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Madman wrote:
No, you are correct in that it states what is permissible, and what isn't. So please, correct me it I am wrong, or if not , wind ya neck in!!



Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 05 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anyway, DS, as it turns out, I have recently found evidence of bark stripping in the wood. Now my weapons fall outside the law for deer shooting, so am I right in thinking that my first course of action is to get the Police Firearm Liaison chap to look at the wood with me, re: safety, etc?...Then get a suitable calibre slotted onto my ticket?

I could do an article on the cull, ....How to skin a Deer.......

deerstalker



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 05 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Go for it. Nobody here has any real experience of shooting or ballistics other than you or Kev (joker).

How do you paunch a rabbit or gralloch a deer?

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 05 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

let me contact the Police first, mate, or You'll be getting me in trouble. Remember Peter Sellers in Pink Panther.....I am the "Leauh"

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 05 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Deerstalker wrote:


How do you paunch a rabbit or gralloch a deer?


The first deer I shot we brought home and hung it from teh apple tree by its hind feet. I went to my local, then two doors down, to see if they had freezer space, and a chap came back with me who was a retired master butcher!...He skinned it in teh garden, and paunched it there too, then carried the carcass into teh kitchen for gralloching. I had offered him some choice cuts in return, but he didn't like Venison, so I gave him a pint of Strongbow!!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 05 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I didn't ask you!

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 05 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


deerstalker



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 05 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm starting a shooting business - I'll keep you posted.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 05 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good luck!...Just stay nice and regular in 'ere, like!

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