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    1. For an 'A' licence you have to take the test on a 600cc "This test must be carried out on a motorcycle that produces at least 54bhp or 40kw and is over 595cc"
    2. Similar to that, we went to Iceland and booked a afternoon on the glacier on snowmobiles. When we got to the meeting it hut we were surrounded by black ash, the snow was about a quarter of a mile further up the mountain. When I asked whey they didn't build the hut nearer (it was almost new) they said they did, only a couple of years before they were constantly surrounded by snow. They had to produce their own snow for the slopes that year as they do in many resorts these days. How it is happening may be up for debate, the fact it is happening isn't.
    3. Hopefully it goes without saying, but if you are transferring rifles to someone else, that person would need to have the spare 'slot' on their licence. Shotguns are far simpler.
    4. Saw these but I couldn't see which codes they read, a lot of the cheaper ones only do engine codes.
    5. The numbers have been uploaded to CIC's site, they have confirmed as the biggest buck this year and 26th biggest ever measured.
    6. Having waited 30 days I had this measured officially this afternoon, as always slightly less than I made it but still a big number , way better than my other two, and gold by a country mile! Be interesting to see how that compares to the rest submitted this year, CIC say it's up in the top 5% they have measured. Time for a glass of wine.
    7. As I have to wait 30 days for the antlers to dry out before they can be scored officially, I shall report back then
    8. Looks like I may have been way to pessimistic about this one. I have only run a tape quickly over it and come up with a number of 74. I will get Mrs D to do the same later and see what she makes it, men have a reputation for exaggeration 😛 I know from experience CIC always measure less, but there is a lot to play with there, gold is 61 and over.
    9. Well done, you did a far better job than me
    10. This was my first one mounted by Claire. I am trying to find my miniature tape measure to do this one, one way or the other I'll have a go this evening and upload it here.
    11. Here it is boiled out, seems they are even more delicate than roe, the nose just fell away in the process. Have a look at Freedom Taxidermy, she did both of my golds they are in the gallery on her site. I know what you mean though I had a very good silver medal buck mounted and it was shocking, I sold it in the end it annoyed me so much.
    12. Interesting question, the answer seems to be one of those 'it depends' ones My mate shot a smaller buck about an hour after this and he was very much in velvet, the BDS say they should be clean by September. They also come and go, so it may be when see most they are in velvet? Where we walk our dog I could expect to see anywhere between 1 and 5 muntjac on short morning walk until recently, I haven't seen one for weeks now - they are curious deer for sure.
    13. It’s decent head but not a gold IMO, let's see how it scores. That’s a 223 case for reference. I have enough shoulder mounts so I am boiling this one, I actually chucked it as I had better things to do today but pulled it out soon after. I'll measure it later this week.
    14. We get our fair share of ordinary muntjac as well, we just don't talk about those, but it is kind of paradise for them. The woods full of beech mast when they want that, plenty of places to hide no one has access to, and then plenty of feeders to have a go at too.
    15. Out early this morning when I saw this from a good 7-800 yards away, even at that distance it looked impressive (once I had established it wasn’t a roe). So I jumped in the truck and got into the same field then slowly walked in the last couple of hundred yards. I couldn’t believe it when it was still there wandering about, they don’t stand still for 5 seconds, so it was just a case waiting a few seconds more for the shot to present itself. It’s always a buzz walking up to them once shot as you never really know just how good they really are until then. This one didn’t disappoint 🙂
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