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    Gundogs, shooting, mountain biking

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  1. That makes sense. No road or path alterations as such but we are on a new development. We are in phase 1 and they are currently building phase 4. Spine road hasn't been adopted yet so could be to do with that. I guess these are for the "new" single person operated levels? In my day they need two people - one operating the level and one the staff!
  2. Its not my money, its the current mrs ilovemyheckler's Funny thing is I am not sure she even knows what 4 wheel drive is! We will be buying it using the BASC scheme so a decent discount is available
  3. I have read alot about dog theft recently and in particular belittle signs that are left outside properties. Is this just "urban myth" or is ir real? The only things I have found are " a friend of a friend said....", or its mentioned on social media so sounds like urban myth. However, a few weeks ago the little sign (about 2cm x 2cm) as attached photograph appeared on a lampost outside our house. It is made of plastic and is very reflective. There is also one on a fence post next to a path that leads to a field where I exercise my dogs. I have removed them and wire
  4. The current mrs ilovemyheckler wants to buy a new car and has narrowed it down to a Ford Kuga ST line x or Jaguar F Pace I don't know anything about either really so I thought I would ask. She is adamant that she wants a 4 wheel drive even though neither will go off road. She won't consider electric or hybrid either and she only does about 8,000 miles a year. My opinion is a complete waste of money and unsuitable choices but I am not going to say that even though I wear thr trousers in her house!
  5. Thanks I don't suppose my insurance will reduce after 5 years anyway. It just goes up when you get them!
  6. I have an SP30 which expires in August this year but the removal date says August next year The offence date was August 2018 When can I tell my insurance company that I have no points? Thanks
  7. My neighbours car wouldn't start this morning and as it has been unused on her drive for around 4 months I suspect that it might be the battery. I said I would happlily jump start it for her but I am not sure how to do it. Do I connect the red lead to the positive on my battery and the positive on her battery Connect the black lead to the negative on my battery and the negative on her battery Start my car Rev my car a little Get her to start her car
  8. Lloyd, yes it is Both books now sold thanks
  9. River Cottage Handbook No,15: Game (Hardback) immaculate and unread - £10 posted Professional Gundog Training: The trade secrets (Hardback) Immaculate - £10 posted
  10. I had it on my Freelander 1 & 2 and now my L200 It is great once you get used to letting the vehicle take control! By the way it also works in reverse if you need to reverse down a muddy/icy/snowy slope
  11. Yesterday at 8:00am I ordered from the Harkila website and it arrived today at 1:00pm. They notified me yesterday afternoon that the item had been despatched via DHL and I tracked it from their Greve (about 12 mile south west of Copenhagen) warehouse in Denmark. It also had free postage!
  12. I am not suggesting that all clay grounds are the same but I decided to go to my local ground today. I live in a tier 4 area and my local ground is only 10 minutes away and as I haven't shot since March and thought it would be a nice experience. How wrong I was was! I looked on the website and it said "by appointment only" so I thought everything would be fine. I gave them a call and they confirmed that it was by appointment only and that it was now "covid friendly" (I assumed that this meant that everyone would be socially distanced at least) so I booked for 10:00am. When I arr
  13. I have been using pro hunters for several years and I find them well made, waterproof and comfy. Mine get quite a bit of stick and I don't clean/waterproof them as often as I should. I get about 3 seasons from them. However, I did buy a pair from a John Norris sale a couple of years ago and although they were advertised as pro hunter they were not as well made as my previous or subsequent pairs. They only lasted 2 seasons. I am a big fan of Harkila gear and I know it is expensive but it does the job and you can rely on it in the worst of weather
  14. I love these days and they are often a good opportunity to polish up any issues with your dog. I use the little farm shoot we pick up on to reinforce steadiness. Have a good one, looks like the weather is going to be good
  15. I am about to book a days walked up pheasant shooting. The cost is only £150 and as such it is more of an "experience" day for me as I pick normally and rarely shoot. To me it looks like a great way to spend a day with one of my dogs in the countryside with the opportunity to shoot some game. Its not about the bag but the "experience" and a training day for one of my dogs For one of these types of day am I wxpected to tip? The guy organising and taking the payment and me on the day is the shoot owner. Assuming I have a good day I was thinking of around £25?
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