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Green Man



Joined: 23 Jul 2006
Posts: 5272
Location: Rural Scotland.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 4:01 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I know a farmer that was beaten up by hare coursers. And when my widowed grandmother was alive and living alone in a cottage on the banks of a river. She was threatened because she phoned the police when she heard a gang poisioning salmon. To prove their point they burnt down an empty cottage next to hers as a warning. She had to move into town after that. It broke her spirit.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21298
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A local farmer had a problem with missing stock. Had an idea who it was and knew where he drank. The farmer paid a visit to the pub and after a few pints proclaimed his problem. His solution, to all willing to listen, which involved a shot gun, a coffin size pit and a movable manure heap.

king rat



Joined: 29 Nov 2007
Posts: 79

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have just had a look at the forum being advertised on this posters thread and am not surprised to see why poaching is being defended. If this is supposed to in anyway be a tribute to the late, great Jack Hargreaves, he must be turning in his grave.
I think I will stick to places like here thank you very much.

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 14929
Location: South West
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There was some doubt whether or not poachers were once on a bit of my ground - there was reason for the gate to be open but there was also an orphaned red deer calf on the land that I had to dispatch a week later, so pays your money and takes your choice.

About a month ago, I had to put down another red deer, which had two crossbow bolts in its rump. So yes, that I know for a fact.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

In the modern day there the justification for illegal poaching has long since died out when shoots are seen to be throwing game away, or at best giving it away, and even the stuff that gets sold isn't making much unless you put it in a fancy sauce somewhere in the middle of London. That small scale poaching has become as much a sport as any high brow organised shoot.

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 14929
Location: South West
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Most farmers would be delighted if someone offered to come along and kill their rabbits and pigeon. In that sense, the poacher who broke the law to feed his family is a thing of the past - you can do the same thing legally now.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44278
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
Most farmers would be delighted if someone offered to come along and kill their rabbits and pigeon. In that sense, the poacher who broke the law to feed his family is a thing of the past - you can do the same thing legally now.


Agree

king rat



Joined: 29 Nov 2007
Posts: 79

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brownbear wrote:
Most farmers would be delighted if someone offered to come along and kill their rabbits and pigeon. In that sense, the poacher who broke the law to feed his family is a thing of the past - you can do the same thing legally now.



And even if they didn't it gives no right to theiving scum to help themselves !!!!! Like I say it is theft pure and simple, usually carried out by them who can't be bothered to get off their arses and do a days work to pay for their families like most decent people.

jema
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: escaped from Swindon
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

king rat wrote:
Brownbear wrote:
Most farmers would be delighted if someone offered to come along and kill their rabbits and pigeon. In that sense, the poacher who broke the law to feed his family is a thing of the past - you can do the same thing legally now.



And even if they didn't it gives no right to theiving scum to help themselves !!!!! Like I say it is theft pure and simple, usually carried out by them who can't be bothered to get off their arses and do a days work to pay for their families like most decent people.


I'm willing and able to imagine a past where the downtrodden and meat deprive peasantry could be supported in the act of poaching on the vast estates of the bloated aristocracy.

But I think currently you'd really have your work cut out to convince me that poaching is not generally a criminal act done for gain and with inherent violence and little care for the countryside.

whitelegg1



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 409
Location: Woodford Green
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Brownbear wrote:
Most farmers would be delighted if someone offered to come along and kill their rabbits and pigeon. In that sense, the poacher who broke the law to feed his family is a thing of the past - you can do the same thing legally now.


Agree


Offering and doing are unfortunately not linked

Pete

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35528
Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

do beetle larvae count?

KILLITnGRILLIT



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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Location: Looking at a screen in the front room
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Absolutely you scoundrel !!!

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

oh dear

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: York
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
oh dear


You might want to edit the previous two posts

Jonnyboy



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
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Location: under some rain.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 08 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This thread will be locked, because without explanation the originator saw fit to delete his opening posts. Thus making the rest of the thread incomprehensible, and also wasting all our time.

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