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  1. falco

    .243 rifle wanted

    .243 rifle wanted, maybe an older model Tikka or Sako preferred to newer CZ or BRNO but anything considered, thanks.
  2. I think it would be interesting to see what the degree of proof the courts would require to prove wood pigeons cause serious damage to crops and whether NE requirement to prove that was direct was lawful. When considered proportionally my feeling is that - are wood pigeons capable of causing serious damage to crops, yes, does shooting them prevent that, yes, would it effect the favourable conservation status of the species, unlikely, so considered proportionally shooting pigeons under any circumstances is lawful. I'm no lawyer but have spent a lot of time researching the EU Birds Directive and the WCA, also case law from the European Court of Justice and proportionality plays a major role in court judgements. If you look at the court judgement of the 2015 buzzard judicial review that states that unless it can be proven otherwise, what is generally accepted, is what derogation should focus on and that the authority cannot expect the person who is seeking derogation to supply proof that the authority cant provide so to me that would mean its up to any prosecutor to prove that someone who had shot a pigeon wasn't preventing damage to crops because its been generally accepted that they do, as was the case with buzzards killing pheasant poults ! The keeper didn't have to prove buzzards killed pheasant poults because that was generally accepted. Also, the general license is to PREVENT damage, not to stop it, its focused on prevention ! Just my thoughts on the subject given Wild Justice hasn't been challenged on this.
  3. Its not just not right, its unlawfully. Why hasn't BASC challenged it ?
  4. I'm slightly out of touch with the general license changes since Wild Justice scared the living daylight out of Natural England. Is it right you can no longer shoot a wood pigeon to eat ? I've spent ten years researching case law related to the EU Birds Directive and Section 16 of the WCA and if this is the case its unlawful given that "other satisfactory solutions" are supposed to be considered within the principle of proportionality. The foundation of "proportionality" in UK law comes from Article 5 of the EU Treaty which states regulation should be the minimum required to achieve the objective so what is Natural England's objective by stopping people shooting a wood pigeon to eat, and what are BASC doing about this ?
  5. Would part-ex new synthetic stock plus cash for good quality hunter stock.
  6. Sako Finnfire II Hunter (wooden) stock wanted.
  7. falco

    Tikka T1X .17hmr

    Tikka T1X wanted in .17hmr, 16" barrel. PM details, thanks
  8. I've been looking for an English Pointer pup for several months and have at last found a litter in Aberdeenshire from very good working lines so I thought I'd let people know as they're hard come by this year and he still has some pups available. If you want further details PM me and I'll pass them on ! Also, sensibly priced (£1000) in comparison with some prices I've been hearing recently.
  9. Looking for an English Pointer bitch pup to work with falcons. Thanks !
  10. English Pointer bitch pup wanted, working line only please.
  11. Looking for an working English Pointer Pup or info on anyone having a litter this summer. May also consider an English x GSP which I have now and good cross.
  12. Has anyone had chance to compare the Pulsar XM30S thermal spotter to the cheaper model Pulsar XM30 ? Other than the XM30S having a recording facility and higher magnification, what's the difference in the thermal imaging ? Is the XM30S worth the extra 400 quid if you dont need the recording facility ?
  13. Has anyone had chance to compare the Pulsar XM30S thermal spotter to the cheaper model Pulsar Key XM30 ? Other than the XM30S having a recording facility and higher magnification, what's the difference in the thermal imaging ? Is the XM30S worth the extra 400 quid if you dont need the recording facility ?
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