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gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
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Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 6:58 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Labels alway fall off anyway
That is why I took out braised red cabbage in mistake for blackberr and apple,no pudding that night!

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jo S wrote:
Chez wrote:
Jo S wrote:
* labels are for wimps ... and them what have them


Judith will Shun you


Yes, well after I ran up her road in my nightshirt in the snow looking for my bloody dog, I think it's safe to say she undoubtedly already does


I still have fits of the vapours when I think of it now.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35904
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Does one have a 'fit' of the vapours? I rather thought that it was an 'attack'

gil
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gardening-girl wrote:
That is why I took out braised red cabbage in mistake for blackberr and apple,


I have something like that in my freezer - it's dark red, has some fruit in, but could be a meat casserole. It's been there ages now, because I can't remember whethr it is savoury or sweet.

Tooth and Claw



Joined: 21 Feb 2009
Posts: 27
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 10 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Depending on how many I have shot, I usually paunch them then freeze rabbits still in thier jackets. It cuts back on freezer burn, hate that!

Wood child



Joined: 08 Jun 2010
Posts: 45

PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 10 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi, I'm new on the forum. Anyways, on the subject of rabbits, will a .22 air rifle kill one? Because I can get permission to shoot them on my allotment, and just wondering if an air rifle is humane?

sean
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 10 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If the range is short enough and you're a good enough shot then yes.

maryf



Joined: 25 Oct 2009
Posts: 341
Location: suffolk
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 10 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll use a .22 at a short range, but not on open land.

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 10 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wood child wrote:
Because I can get permission to shoot them on my allotment


I think that an allotment is public land so would check that the person giving your permission actually has that authority.

woodsprite



Joined: 20 Mar 2006
Posts: 2943
Location: North Herefordshire
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 10 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If it's a nice young un, bunny rissotto with chive pesto is delish. We have it often at this time of year.

Shane



Joined: 31 Oct 2005
Posts: 3102
Location: Doha. Is hot.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 10 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wood child wrote:
Hi, I'm new on the forum. Anyways, on the subject of rabbits, will a .22 air rifle kill one? Because I can get permission to shoot them on my allotment, and just wondering if an air rifle is humane?
A .177 or .22 air rifle will cleanly kill a rabbit (or squirrel for that matter) inside of 35 yards, but it must be a head shot. You need to practice, practice, practice on targets at various ranges and in various weather conditions to ensure a clean kill every time.

As already pointed out, it is illegal to be in possession of an air rifle on public land without a valid reason. If you fire an air rifle on public land, you are committing a firearms offence, regardless of what permission you think you have. You can only shoot an air rifle on private land with the written permission of the land owner - which isn't necessarily the same party as the occupier (thinking of an allotment association here - suspect the land is owned by the council and hence probably classed as public).

Of course, you could trap the rabbits (again, with permission) and shoot them perfectly legally in your back garden (assuming you own rather than rent your house).

SheepShed



Joined: 08 Nov 2006
Posts: 332
Location: In the middle of a Welsh forest
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 10 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shane wrote:

As already pointed out, it is illegal to be in possession of an air rifle on public land without a valid reason. If you fire an air rifle on public land, you are committing a firearms offence, regardless of what permission you think you have. You can only shoot an air rifle on private land with the written permission of the land owner - which isn't necessarily the same party as the occupier (thinking of an allotment association here - suspect the land is owned by the council and hence probably classed as public).

The situation with controlling rabbits is slightly more complicated than that, in that a tenant's right to control rabbits is independent of the ownership of the shooting rights
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The Ground Game Act 1880 gives an occupier the right to shoot rabbits on his/her land during the day and to authorise in writing one other person to do so. That person must be a member of the occupier's household or staff, or be employed for reward.

But if Wood child is talking about a plot on an allotment society, shared by other allotment holders, then the answer is almost certainly a big no. In today's climate particularly, when the public are even more paranoid about guns than usual, it's likely to end up with the arrival of an Armed Response Unit and a lot of shouted instructions about dropping your gun and lying face down on the ground.

Wood child



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 10 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, that said, this isn't a public allotment, and it IS legal to carry an air rifle in public, so long as its sleeved.

SheepShed



Joined: 08 Nov 2006
Posts: 332
Location: In the middle of a Welsh forest
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 10 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wood child wrote:
Well, that said, this isn't a public allotment, and it IS legal to carry an air rifle in public, so long as its sleeved.

If it's not accessible by the public and the person giving you the permission to shoot has the right to do so, then it's probably OK.
Bear in the mind that you need to ensure that none of the pellets will leave the boundary of the land on which you have permission, and that you can't shoot within 50ft of the center of a public highway 'in such a way as to cause alarm etc.' then it should be OK.

You can get a permission slip for the landowner to fill in from the BASC website http://www.basc.org.uk/en/shooting/pest-and-predator-control/pest-control-permission-slip.cfm and it's worth looking at their code of practice for airgunners

Then there's just the little matter of getting close enough and shooting accurately enough, which like Shane said, is practice, practice, practice

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 8432
Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 10 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And then all it still takes is some busy body to see you & phone the plod & the Armed response unit turns up "guns blazing".

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