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  1. Cheers all for your replies. Never occurred to me to use cardboard, could be the best thing britpart have put their name to and save me a few quid. 👍
  2. I'm looking at buying a creeper as I'm tired of lying on a board under the motor. Anyone have any experience with them? Are the moulded plastic jobs better or worse than the padded types? Are they worth it? Not bothered about a named brand or bells and whistles just something that does what it says on the tin and is good value. Regards, C.
  3. clumber

    Bore Gauge

    Holts have a gauge in their September sale.
  4. This is my little pond, maybe 15/20yrds diameter. I feed twice weekly May, June. Three times a week July, August (adjust amount if there's feed left over, I want demand to outstrip supply). Every day or other day if feed is being left, September through to mid March. Hard winters can greatly affect this as it's a 'still' water, if I get three days below zero degrees it freezes over. When this happens and the ground is clear of snow I'll dot piles (fist size) of feed around the edge. The first time I did this I already knew that the ducks wandered around but didn't know if it would work so sat out to see them them tuck in. If it snows access is a big problem and I cannot get but the ducks don't bother flighting and stick to the local rivers. From late March I'll start to reduce the feed and start over again. I usually shoot the third week of September then every three weeks after, weather dependent. Self imposed bag limit to 4 birds or 6 if there's two of us. Best of luck with your own place, there's nothing better than sitting and watching the first ones whiffle in.
  5. Glow in the dark dog ****?
  6. Have a 119Hertz, now redesigned as the H2, on the 6.5. Very light, well made, works well.
  7. Sold, pending the usual.
  8. Yes and Yes . 45 & 61. Done the BASC survey (member). Done the Fieldsports Britain survey (shareholder). E-mailed Defra, E-mailed NE(round robin reply) and sent my local MP a e-mail (not holding my breath for a reply).
  9. FoxPro Wildfire 2 caller for sale. This is a reconditioned unit bought from Bushwear last year. I've only used it a handful of times. Can be tripod mounted, good little caller. Have the instruction booklet but not the original box, it'll be very well packaged. £90 RMSF.
  10. Been at work all day, got this from the NGO today. If this has already been posted please delete the post. https://nationalgamekeepers.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5f1e620edf157cc3d39206689&id=272825b836&e=e1844d09aa
  11. Take from the NGO's site. The NGO has reacted angrily to the announcement today by Natural England (NE) that they are to revoke the three main General Licences for pest bird control this Thursday. From 'sometime on Thursday 25 April' (NE was unable to confirm to the NGO exactly when), General Licences GL04 (for the prevention of serious damage to crops and livestock), GL05 (for prevention of disease and ensuring public safety) and GL06 (for conservation purposes), will all cease to exist. The use of Larsen traps, crow cages and the shooting of sixteen pest bird species such as crows, rooks, magpies, and woodpigeons will all become illegal. The news will stun not just gamekeepers but also farmers, pest controllers, nature reserve managers and everyone else who relies on the General Licences for essential routine control of problem birds. NE said its sudden decision was the result of a legal challenge and was taken on the advice of its lawyers. It intends to issue replacement licences for 'certain circumstances' over the next few weeks and promises that a new temporary system for individual licensing will be available on its website 'by Thursday'. It remains to be seen whether this can possibly replace at such short notice the General Licensing system, which has been in existence since the 1990s and is used by thousands of people every single day of the year but especially in spring. An NGO spokesman said the shock decision was already causing chaos and confusion and that it could also devastate wildlife and livelihoods. "The science on this is completely clear. Without spring corvid control, wild gamebird production and the breeding of red-listed waders like the curlew and lapwing will be insufficient to maintain their English populations. "Stopping the use of all corvid traps and the shooting of crows and magpies at this time of year will be a disaster for wildlife, to say nothing of the livelihoods of those dependent on well-run grouse moors and farms where wild gamebirds such as the declining grey partridge are being managed." The NGO has already spoken with NE's Director responsible, telling her just how much concern and chaos the decision will cause. The NGO is demanding comprehensive alternative licensing arrangements and proper communication from NE so that those who need to control pest birds know what is going on. In the meantime, the NGO can only advise gamekeepers needing to continue trapping and shooting after Thursday to check out the Gov.uk/Natural England website, for any arrangements for individual licences that NE announces this Thursday. NE's announcement this afternoon appears at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/general-licences-for-bird-control-major-changes-to-licensing-requirements
  12. Me neither. Have no interest in the thing what so ever
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