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  1. Not a massive fan I must admit but I still think the dog has a better life than most Circus animals.
  2. I would argue there is a very big and very real difference. A dog is a domesticated animal which over century's of close human interaction, selective breeding and its natural instincts can be assigned a job like picking up, im not too keen on Crufts . The dog is still allowed to express its natural instincts to hunt albeit in a control manner. A horse is also an animal which has been closely associated with humans for century's, again racing and jumping are all extensions of there natural desire/abilities to run fast and jump obstacles again in a control manner though. A lion balancing on a ball or an elephant standing on one leg on a stool are not extensions of their natural abilities, they are acts which are completely alien concepts and contrasting to their natural desires and abilities. If the act was to have a fake Gazelle and the lion's raced to try and catch it, this would be more acceptable.
  3. Whilst I do not agree with methods of the animal right protestors. I personally do not agree with animals being used in Circus's.
  4. https://www.a1decoy.co.uk/product/bouncer-floater-pole/ I have just bought 3 for £30 from A1. If I was you I would stick to just buying a bouncer or two and putting dead birds on them. They will work better. I bought one of the ultimate ones with the decoy, and all it did was loop de loops. Maybe ok if the wind if just the right strength but didn't like much.
  5. Up until last week I had never used A1 decoys. Was very pleased with them, quick competitive on price and good quality.
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  7. Could be maggots. I was surprised the other day. I shot a few pigeons a week last Saturday. Put them under a tree to reuse on my magnet etc on Monday as it was bank holiday. I was shocked to return to find them all very decomposed with maggots crawling all over them. That was within 48 hours.
  8. That's sad. However I bought a 22lr for vermin shooting I though I might get into target shooting also. One day I stumbled across a man who was a member or organiser of the only club around. I expressed a little interest and it was met with a surprising amount of negativity. I wasn't just intending on just turning up and shooting in the slightest but the man still said, 'well you cant just turn up, you need to be vetted, inducted, checked to make sure your safe with a firearm, make sure you have the right calibre. It not just as easy as asking to join mate' all said in a rather off putting tone. I thought after i'll give it a miss, and putting a target up in a field has to be cheaper anyway. Shame really.
  9. I initially started of with just a magnet however after a few years I got tired of carrying a battery and have been using Bouncers nearly exclusively. Then my bouncers disappeared from my shed and instead of going back to the magnet I dug an old flapper out and have been using that for a few months. Anyway whilst pottering in the garden the other day what did I see holding some plants up. Yes my bouncers 😂, turns out the gardener thought that's what they were for 🙄. Anyway, now I have all my kit back and some stubbles to shoot over would it be great to have a magnet going, the flapper on a timer and three bouncers along with shells on the ground. Or would all this be too much and actually deter pigeons? Thanks Zipdog
  10. I have heard several reports from some very big shoots in my area with problems with disease, all of which are blaming the game farms.
  11. Sums the Tony Martin case up perfectly. I am not going to get drawn into arguments about what you should or shouldn't be allowed to do to someone else on your property. However if you're going to break the law you have to be prepared to accept the consequences that there will likely be someone out there somewhere who has even less respect for the law than you do.
  12. I am not that tall and of slim build and even at 13 I happily handled a 12 bore. 12 would be my vote.
  13. I would not of thought so, and I certainly cannot see why it would be necessary! If the police desperately needed access, if they thought you was holding something illegal, they would find a way to access you cabinet without the keys!
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