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Big Al

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    Co. Antrim
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    I have been shooting for around 40 years. I started off shooting rabbits, pigeons and crows on my uncles' farms. Being the only member of my family who shoots, I have had to work hard to get shooting. Things finally came good for me about 30 years ago after a long spell of letter writing to wildfowling clubs.
    I was invited to interview and accepted as a member of a wildfowling club on Strangford Lough. Sadly the club has now folded, but the contacts I established through it mean I am seldom stuck for a place to go.

    I am a member of a Game Shooting syndicate and that takes up 10 Saturdays of the season. The other days of the season sees me in pursuit of my "first love" - wildfowl. Geese are not too numerous here in N.I. so it mainly involves the pursuit of ducks.

    Pigeons are a February and summer pursuit.

    I have 2 dogs - two labs, Ted and Bear.

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  1. I think the Massey 50 has one? Not sure.
  2. Many thanks for relating your experience. I've just been offered a Massey 50 (Industrial 165) for half the price of the case, so I'm jumping all over the place! I have had to sell all the cattle to mostly clear all debt and have let the land this year. But it has been a lifelong ambition to actually work the place. I can take early retirement In a year and a half...... Thanks Millrace. I'm not going to deny it - it's very exciting! Cattle are all gone already to partially clear debt. The collie has been rehomed, so all I'm looking after are 5 cats!
  3. I know what you mean ..... I couldn't and wouldn't though. My grandfather bought the farm in the 1920s. I grew up on it.
  4. I'm looking for a Beretta 686 Black Onyx with a 3 inch chamber. A few on guntrader, but they are a bit too worn. As I'm in Northern Ireland, it would need to be RFD TO RFD unfortunately.
  5. I'm looking for a Beretta 686 Black Onyx with a 3 inch chamber. A few on guntrader, but they are a bit too worn. As I'm in Northern Ireland, it would need to be RFD TO RFD unfortunately.
  6. All great advice everyone. Many thanks.
  7. Thanks Figgy. I've been considering that option too. Thanks - I'll do that.
  8. I've just inherited a smallish beef farm. It is a working farm but in need of a serious clean up. I'm considering buying a tractor with a front loader to help with the initial clear up, spread dung and be a utility vehicle on the land. I'm looking at a Case 1394, but I am pretty sure a shooting forum isn't the best place to get pointers about this particular machine. Could anyone give me a pointer as to where in could get an honest appraisal of this model. It's the 4 wheel drive one with just over 4000 hours.
  9. Thanks Lloyd. They take some building, but it's worth it.
  10. I do enjoy rat control videos. Thanks for that.
  11. No foreshore extension here in N. Ireland- 3 trips at the end of January. Not ideal conditions for any of them - wrong wind, too much water and then too still. I still didn't blank though (thankfully!)
  12. I understand that Covid-19 is in the country and that our NHS and vulnerable people need protected. But when it makes absolutely no sense, it really boils my onions.
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