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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. Thanks Lloyd. They take some building, but it's worth it.
  2. I do enjoy rat control videos. Thanks for that.
  3. 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!)
  4. 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.
  5. Planning permission submitted for a kitchen and bedroom extension! Plenty of room to be honest. Geese are few and far between around where I shoot, but they are always greylags. You can get resident Canadas in Fermanagh , but pinks are like hens teeth. It is really surprising given how close we are to the Solway but who knows. Geese are geese and do goosey things!! Very kind greylag. The regulations here are that it must be less than 10 miles from home, so I am lucky in that respect to live relatively close to the Lough.
  6. Thanks for that. Hopefully we'll all get a good run next season. It was great to get back out. I wouldn't have been fussed if I blanked. Just great to get out (although the ducks were a big bonus!) As always, I appreciate your comments. Thank you Lloyd.Early days to be honest - so far I have killed and missed with them! I did notice that you either kill or miss. I haven't wounded anything so far, so I'm pleased with that!
  7. Mid January and the NI Executive allowed certain shooting activities to recommence. Needless to say, I didn't need to be asked twice!
  8. My garage is alarmed wirelessly into the main house system. A dualtec alarm with internal batteries that last a couple of years.
  9. Is this the type? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Earth-DIY-Industrial-Strong-Ring-Neo-Neodymium-Disc-Round-Magnet-with-Hole-/201984191843?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292
  10. Duffryn and Rob. He was "The Four Ashes" on YouTube. Really good clips and far more enjoyable than the Dave Carrie ones. Dave Carrie's ego seems to be flying as high as the pheasants in his clips, although as I don't know the man I am prepared to be corrected. He is a very good shot, no doubt, but I reckon he'd be hard to listen to. When he describes 200 bird shoots as affordable to the ordinary working man, I also feel he has lost his sense of reality. Im nearly sure that the last slide of his videos used to say his videos were "guaranteed " to sell your shooting days, whereas now
  11. I remember entering a Shooting Times competition back in the late 80s or early 90s when you had to select your perfect gun. As a confirmed Browning user now, I'm not ashamed to admit that I chose the Beretta Essential for its 3 inch chamber and all round versatility! I was wondering if there are many of these babies in use? I've never even shot one but I've a sentimental longing to have a blatter with one.
  12. I've had that problem by using a lower grade sd card. It has to be the top class 10 card. Don't buy from eBay- too many fakes. Basically the card couldn't process and store all the video and audio data being sent to it quickly enough. It might be your problem- it has happened twice to me on 2 different cameras and was resolved by putting in a high spec card both times. This is the most recent card I've bought. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FCMBLV6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_D0qZFb70DV235?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
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