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  1. Looking to get a new shooting wagon. There are several SWB Barbarians for sale but the road tax is shown to be be circa £565 per year. Is this correct. My defender is about £260. Has anybody got a Barbarian what are they like ?
  2. I have had Defenders for years my 2014 reg is starting to show it's age. What is the best alternative. I do not want a pick up. Really struggling to thing of a future vehicle with the presence of a defender.
  3. It's not just Pigeons. During winter months I love to go round the farm shooting rats. Last year we had a lot of rats on a big muck heap near pheasant feeders. I could go out on a night and shot 25 - 30 rats. Yesterday I was talking to the game keeper he said he shot 300 - 400 rats a night on it. What a load of BS
  4. Sorry forgot the 1 woodie and 10 rats, to be honest I got through about 250 cartridges so missed another 100. There are 100's of corvid's around the pigs and loads of rats near the feed bins.
  5. Hi all, Went out to my permission on Tuesday and shot 103 Crows. These were shot within the pig unit, there are always load of crows around the pigs. On the other side of the lane we have a field of barley. Later in the day the crows started to dive into the barley. When looking from the lane you could not see the crows once they are in among the barley. There is no where to set up a hide so how do you shoot over a field like this. You could put a couple of floaters up and sit in a tram way in the middle of the field.
  6. We have only had rain on one or two occasions in eight weeks in North Yorkshire. My local farmer I spending a fortune on having a drill rig drilling a bore hole in an attempt so secure a good supply of irrigation water. It has cost approx. £100,000 and he is till not sure it's going to work.
  7. Went out last Saturday to one of my better sites but most of the young ones have flown the nest, got a couple but most of the nests were empty.
  8. One of my recently acquired permissions has just drilled about 150 acres of maize, This the first time I have experienced maize being drilled. Does it attract corvids or pigeons ? and if so how soon after drilling ?
  9. Went out to the pig farm today, loads for crows and jackdaws all over the sow pens. Shot a 55 mixed bag. One crow dropped into an electric fenced sow pen about 300 yards away. I was amazed how many crows were attracted to the dead crow and how agitated they became. Really good day for corvids today, very bright with a light breeze, should of have had 120.
  10. I applied as soon as they sent the renewal letter about 2 months ago. Decided to do it early due to the covid 19 situation. Well pleased with their service.
  11. My certificate runs out in June. So I used the online service from North Yorkshire Police, very please how easy the whole operation was, the only odd thing was attempting to do a signature using a mouse. New certificate arrived yesterday.
  12. I have just sold mine. as I have let my Fire arm licence due to under use. My opinions of the R10. Good points. 1. Very well made and very accurate. A good balanced rifle. As good as the Theoben versions. Less expensive as some of the completion. much safer than a rimfire in and around farm buildings Not so good points. 1. Not sure about the quoted shot count. As with all FAC air rifles, difficult to sell due to limited market. I sold mine at a very good price to the buyer. If you are going to use it often a 12ltr 300 bar bottle is a big help.as they do eat a fair am
  13. We will have to go out to buy essential items like milk and bread in the next day or two. We will do everything in power not to get infected as you suggest. You must be the life and sole of any party you miserable person. May I ask how you managing to stay in, are you using the assistance of other people or did you stock pile prior to locking down ?
  14. This thread reminds me of the Monty Python sketch about the "Argument" no it doesn't, yes it does. I want a debate. No you don't, Yes I do.
  15. This is the most sensible post on this thread so far.
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