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    Rubbish Rant

    One Shoot I have been on had a cartridge case picker following the drives. Blackpowder
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    Still little more than a country road north of Alnwick, A1 its a joke! Blackpowder
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    BSA Non ejecter 12 gauge

    Good honest gun that, intended for farmers and gamekeepers no doubt, last forever without a lot of TLC. Blackpowder
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    Shooting game with open chokes

    My ancient Army and Navy hammer gun is devoid of any degree of choke. It is my gun of choice for walked up game and pigeon decoying and I never shoot anything heavier than 28g. Not only does that load do the job for me but I am always happy to take birds I have shot myself knowing they will not be destroyed and inedible through being overshot with tight chokes and heavy loads. Blackpowder
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    Any information on Nest Knife.

    When we had a fishing industry A NEST knife was the implement of choice by many deckhands as a gutting tool. BLACKPOWDER
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    Lindisfarne Wildfowling More Restrictions

    As I recall back in the day when Lindisfarne Reserve came into being, some of the land was not Crown owned but included in the deeds of local farms. Perhaps some of those farm owners now wish to exploit the shooting on Fenham Flats that this situation has come about?? I shot there in pre - reserve days when it could be a bit Wild Westish, I remember a dog knocking over a gun propped against a car at Beal car park and by God's good grace no one was injured when it discharged at ground level. Finally I have not shot Lindisfarne since the ban on lead shot came into being so no present day knowledge. Blackpowder
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    Lack of diversity in shooting..

    Never met any other than paleface shooters around here. There is also a distinct lack of the female gender in the field although plenty in the beating and picking up line. Blackpowder
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    Country pub/ Resturant

    Steam Packet Inn Isle of Whithorn. Dogs welcome, good pub food and a wide range of the proprietors micro brewery beer. Blackpowder
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    Lindisfarne Wildfowling More Restrictions

    Is Fenham Le Moor still a shooting part of the Reserve? Blackpowder
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    Hobbies besides shooting?

    Salmon angling, sea angling, allotment, fly tying walking (mainly coastal those days, fewer hills) trying badly to play 5 string banjo, cooking and thats about it. Blackpowder
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    Blood pockets in Cocker's ears

    Thanks Dave, I think I do have the underlying problem solved. Other than as in my previous post my morning greeting is a violent ear drum roll. Where are you in D and G give me a Pm its one of my favourite places and back there in September.. Cheers Blackpowder
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    Blood pockets in Cocker's ears

    Bruno I have been treating him with Thornit, and washing with weak vinegar solution so I think original problem is cured. Having said all that, as well as shaking due to ear infection dog also does this when excited, ie when he sees me first time in the morning. Blackpowder
  13. My 8 year old dog cocker is having trouble with blood pockets now in both ears. Originally the problem started following an ear infection in early spring, I think it has cost me five vet visits so far to cure infection and clear mites. Most recent a week ago was draining ears , one being to solid to drain the other was completely cleared. Now the cleared one is filling up again and looks as if the only cure is going to be an operation. Any body had this done to their dog and is it a success? Blackpowder
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    Holiday reading

    l charaters. Blackpowder
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    Smart Meters- Unsurprising?

    I had a guy on the phone yesterday(mobile) who was persistent with his claims about the benefits I would have having a smart meter. The only advantage I could see is my not having to take readings myself when I am out when meter reader calls. Had to be rude eventually to get rid of him. Blackpowder