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    Pigeon shooting, general vermin shooting, airifles and general countrysports and the countryside

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  1. Teal

    Shooting/Countryside Books

    That was quick - all gone!
  2. Hi having a clearout - cost is postage. I am not sure best way to ship them, but I would rather someone take a lot rather than have to do them individually. Welcome to pass them on in the future, a mixture! shooting related Pigeon shooting - archie coats Poachers tales - john humprhies the pigeon shooter - john batley bb the shooting mans bedside book the shooting weekend book eric parker the english gentleman's good shooting book - douglas sutherland barrels of fun - michael pope Snipe and Woodcock - colin mckelvie tales of the old gamekeepers - brian p martin the big shots - jonathan ruffer countrylife library of sport - shooting Vol I and II Prue's perfect guide to shoot lunch - prue coates sex in the country - bryn parry i walked the night - "the king of norfolk poachers" handbook of shooting - the sporting shotgun assorted Ireland's animals myths legends and folklore - niall mac coitir the irish RM complete somerville and Ross in the company of crows and ravens - marzluff and angell crow planet lyanda lynn hauptt
  3. Teal

    It must be a record.

    I've not got much to add that Zapp hasn't already really addressed. Just to explain a bit of rationale, shooting as a sport can really shoot itself in the foot sometimes. New entrants are vital, and it is a sport where if your family doesn't take part in it, it can be quite hard to get started. I know it can be disappointing to have one post members that never appear again, but this is not exclusive to the shooting wanted section. Yes it is probably unlikely someone will get offered shooting without post history, however, as can be seen from the topic quite a few (who admit it!) go on to become active members of Pigeon Watch, and probably benefit from the resource and get more shooting in the future to boot. I appreciate to a great extent preaching to the converted on this topic, as I recall many topics where posters involved have taken people out shooting. However, it is one area where PW feels that new members should get a bit of protection, because shooting needs as many participants as it can get. Hence the rules Zapp has linked to, and yes sometimes new members will disappear, but for the remainder if it gets them part of the shooting community then I think it is a risk worth taking. Regarding the running of the site, I disagree with comments made. When suggestions or ideas are put forward we do consider them - just because they may not be implemented does not mean that they are not evaluated, it is a balance between consistency and change. And given the unpopularity when we perform site updates we usually err on the side of avoiding change!
  4. Not sure where you are in Essex, but saw this post this morning. See you have a shotgun, but not sure if you have an air rifle and maybe make a start to getting bigger permission https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/feral-pigeons-in-barns.272418/
  5. Teal

    electricity supply 'Bulb'

    Inability to store electricity is the responsibility of the grid, and not an issue with the generation technology.
  6. Teal

    Fly fishing in Slovenia, Croatia or Bulgaria

    @Dunkield knows his stuff!
  7. Teal

    汉字/漢字 WT#

    Thanks for the ones who have reported it - deleting them now! Thanks
  8. Teal

    Drones over Gatwick

    Got to say the airport and police are coming across as pretty incompetent here. I personally don’t think they are dealing with a criminal mastermind here. And I think they are talking up the skills ‘professional drone operator’, it really doesn’t take long to get to grips with flying it. “Hacking” the gps block sounds like journalists wetting themselves, if it is just a case of removing a chip from the device. I suspect whoever has done it expected to be caught (if it was done as a political protest). Otherwise where is the platform to speak about it. Whoever did it has serious balls, or just didn’t care if caught. Otherwise why keep flying it and not quit whilst ahead having achieved airport shutdown. As it stands it looks a perfect crime and getaway but my guess given that they didn’t quit yesterday, is they’ll try and repeat the trick and get caught. I do think they were expecting that yesterday. Coming soon to a regional airport near you!
  9. Teal

    Westmorland Red Squirrels

    Very good reading, and I really liked the idea of using thermal to identify squirrels easily,.
  10. Teal

    The French yellow vest protests

    I don't think there is much appetite for them leaving!! Even considering Germany's economic power, I'd reckon the French are probably the most integral part of the EU, part historical part constitutional reasons. The movement has been hijacked by the same anarchist elements that hijack most large scale protests in France. They certainly have genuine issues and grievances though. If it was the Middle East it would probably have been live fire though. That was the red line, in all countries bar Bahrain and it's Gulf acolytes, which are still our pals
  11. Teal

    Hooks left in a fish's mouth research

    A friend lost a salmon a couple of years ago at the net with a line snap, and he was devastated and pretty much stopped fishing for the morning. Will be sure to send him the link. Most of my fishing is wild brownies with barbless, and it is a bad feeling if the tippet snaps, didn't happen this year, but the one before I had real trouble with tippet, ended up trying three brands before I was happy. But from the sound of things, not as bad as it could be, thanks for the share
  12. Konor

    I registered with gunwatch a few days back so that I could put my gun up for sale but have not heard back ,would you be able to look into the delay ?



    1. Teal

      Sheep skin

      Interested to hear how you get on, I'd be interested in tanning mine. I was led to believe there is a narrow time of the year when the skin and wool is suitable for it, leave it too late and it's a waste of time. Good luck!
    2. Teal

      Gunwatch account

      This all has been sorted If anyone else has problems in the future please drop me a PM, or use contact us at the bottom of the page like krwigan did. Sorry didn't get onto it sooner for you, but glad all working now
    3. Teal

      London protests

      It's got people talking about it, and I think that is their aim. They are concerned that by not talking about it we are sleepwalking into a disaster. There is a real lack of agreement about what is happening with our climate, but I think there is agreement it is changing because of us. The longer nations put off doing things about the climate, the harder it will be to make those changes. Whether it is the right way to protest the jury is out, but I think it is a topic people and governments need to address, as we are screwing up the planet in all manner of ways mightily fast at the moment.