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  1. Sounds like a decent few hours. We set up yesterday then packed up for one bird to have a walkabout, a few corvids and rabbits later called it before lunch.
  2. My father’s ex-business partner was found not guilty at a trial for killing a motorcyclist. Anyone who had ever been in a car with him (me included) knew he was almost certainly guilty. The most narcissistic, dangerous and selfish driver I have ever known. His only speed limit was ‘as fast as he could physically go’. He used to ‘drive differently with his son in the car’, pointed out that when he’s driving like a **** other people still have children in their cars.
  3. Depends how you define intelligence, biddablity is generally used but is so narrow. Dalmatians, beagles, hounds etc were not bred to be biddable, but they are intelligent in other ways. Try teaching a wolf to play dead, or argue it is not intelligent.
  4. Best of luck with it all, we are all rooting for you 👍
  5. One of the few I knew straight away, our heraldic plant.
  6. Thanks @Bigstep
  7. I said this to my wife as a young woman driver hadn’t dropped from national speed limit to 30 flying through our little village, past the school, nursery, playground and common. I feigned to pull out to make her cover her brake but she didn’t even notice and flew past. Was eating an apple. Probably a vegan 🤣
  8. Still nice to be out. Did you get any of the foxes? That would be jackpot for me!
  9. The woodpeckers take peanuts from the feeder and put them into this nook they’ve made to make into peanut butter. Not ideal for the oak but entertaining to watch. They slot them in, then drill them repeatedly.
  10. My mum had two strokes 9 years ago. After 2/3years I thought she was on a downhill slope. It was impossible to talk to her properly. However 6 years on and she’s now as bright and sharp as ever before... I am no expert but I have seen first hand the brain takes a long time to recover.
  11. My wife once bought me a pheasant call...🙈
  12. Shooting crows from a hide and realised I was being watched, boar. 2035
  13. Top drawer The duck’s colouring is much more suited to the medium than the drake’s.
  14. Yes but it’s still a better system than the red flag @Walker570’s man used to carry out in front 🤣
  15. https://www.npcc.police.uk/2018 FOI/Operations/030 18 Speed Enforcement Guidance.pdf 35mph in a 20mph zone and you are going to court.
  16. Good to read, nice to have the background too. I’m sorry about your old Head Keeper, but good innings nonetheless.
  17. Does anyone work their badger dog? In the 500-1000 dachshunds I must have seen over the years almost every one was a PITA, however the one good one ‘Finchin’ belonged to a German forester (similar to gamekeeper/ghillie) and was the most beautiful and well behaved dog. I’m not sure I would ever fancy those odds but each to their own.
  18. Our garden backs onto open farmland, woods and a pond. We feed, shoot vermin and deter predators (putting the dogs on any invaders). Consequently it is teeming with birds, I’ve no idea if there is a wider conservation benefit but for me the pleasure of watching Greenfinches, Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Bullfinches, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Wrens, Chiffchaff, Dunnocks, Great Tits, Blue Tits, Long Tailed Tits, Blackbirds, Robins and Sparrows makes the effort and expense well worthwhile.
  19. 🤣 It will come to all of us 🙈
  20. I keep mine, even though I have no intention to sell the guns. It’s weird as I like having the correct box for travel, but if I could save £20 off the price of a gun to forsake the plastic box I certainly would do so.
  21. I used to always go for head shots on squirrels with the air rifles but recently have switched to a double tap. First one through the ribs puts them motionless on the deck and then quickly cycle the bolt the second is an immediate coup de grace to the head. Taking headshots on skittish tree rats was leading to the odd miss or rarely a non fatal (face etc) shot that really put the cat amongst the pigeons. From pictures it looks like most favoured headshots, what’s the consensus?
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