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243deer

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  1. My Mrs invested £20 in bitcoin after Paypal made it easy to buy and I had to suffer daily reports of how much profit she had 'made', things are now happily quiet again. Meanwhile the gold that I buy her in various forms every birthday and Christmas has become a decent little nest egg over the years with the bonus that the items she wears daily she enjoys. A cashless society will be a very sad place in some ways some examples of which that have not so far been mentioned are The demise of the tooth fairy No more notes enclosed in birthday and Christmas cards from relations Village fetes Church collections
  2. I do not have enough fuel left to make it to either Mildenhall or Norwich unfortunately. I was hoping things might have caught up by now as no diesel in my area since last Monday
  3. first rule of databases - BS in = BS out
  4. Some petrol in Swaffham tonight but no diesel - just about made it home. Anyone know how much veg oil to add to some kerosene to make a few litres of diesel to get me out of trouble?
  5. I have compared my vanguard Endeavour ED binos against top of the range swaros. In woodland on a dull winters day or at last light there is a considerable definition difference as range increases, even to my old eyes. If I could afford the swaros I would no longer do so as for woodland stalking a thermal imager is now far more of a game changer at a cost of less than the price differential. On the one occasion I have needed support from Vanguard they very quickly sent me replacement parts FOC hence they get another shout out to let folks know that their after sales service is on a par with Swaros but without the apparent in built cost. I am with Nev though in that folk should always assess whether there is enough light left for sensible tracking of deer before taking a late shot even if their equipment allows enough light transmission especially if you do not have a tracking dog with you.
  6. here is the link for the NZ regs for those that are interested https://fishandgame.org.nz/game-bird-hunting-in-new-zealand/hunting-regulations/non-toxic-shot-regulations/ I do a lot of ratting on farms with my moderated .410 and sub cartridges which I can now reload myself once my stock of commercials is exhausted. I raised this issue with BASC, in writing and verbally to regional representatives when I was a member. Due to the very disappointing irrelevant response that I have received (they gave me details of a trial day for 12g and 20g steel cartridges) I withdrew my financial support of BASC, they have had their chance in my view and appear to care little for the less well off shooter who mainly does useful pest control.
  7. hare would be my guess - a scale would help
  8. My next door neighbour, an ex traffic cop - there is some karma for you, was done for 36 in a 30 last year, he took it on the chin, paid the hundred quid, declining the course offered with a smile - he is of an age where every day is precious. My best mate at school was killed 48 years ago by a car estimated to have been doing 35 miles an hour in a 30 limit but technology was not good enough back then for a conviction. In any case he has had to live with that decision for the rest of his life. Despite innumerable similar incidences countrywide since some folk refuse to acknowledge they are doing anything wrong speeding and change their behaviour in any way. That is their choice, I have made a different one.
  9. with all the anti-siphon now built in more likely to be spiked tanks
  10. Can get you plenty of baler twine - just tie ankles and knees - that should wear the little darlings out a bit
  11. 243deer

    black lab

    when I lived down in Kent I often met the ladies from https://www.labrescuekent.co.uk/dogs-needing-a-home/ at shows. They were very pro labs going to working homes and are not far from you
  12. good info here - https://www.wildlifeonline.me.uk/animals/article/squirrel-breeding-biology-gestation-birth-kitten-development
  13. As per smokersmith I just use a 6" boning knife
  14. An happy to 'recycle' your draw stock for you, will pay postage.
  15. cannot condone her actions but equally, if she is to be prosecuted, so should the foul mouthed people with their tirade of swear words in public.
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