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Self Isolating In a Field! SUNDAY 22nd March BEFORE the LOCKDOWN.

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5 minutes ago, dad said:

Well done tightchoke its hard to find people my way that want any i even put a card in local shop free pigeons?

I had a good day monday 76 didnt go tuesday was going again wednsday but got a text from government last night saying stay in so i have but regret it already and its only 10am what to do is a dilemma.

Cheers Dad

The Lady in question was over the moon and immediately offered me booze. 

I stated she didn't need to bother as it was my pleasure, I had after all enjoyed the couple of hours out in the field.

She insisted and will be getting me some beer which I will happily accept!

 

WIN - WIN:good:

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I would advise you get something in Writing before venturing out, one of my employees was stopped by the police this morning and ask where they were going.   I have given everybody a letter today, just stating where they work and that they cannot works from home.

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1 hour ago, macca2017 said:

I would advise you get something in Writing before venturing out, one of my employees was stopped by the police this morning and ask where they were going.   I have given everybody a letter today, just stating where they work and that they cannot works from home.

Your point would be more prudent in another thread, those woodpigeons were shot last Sunday, breasted, chilled and given to the Lady on Monday at work.

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Please don't take my post the wrong way, I was not criticising in any way anybody who has been out prior to the recent announcement, just advising  about the experience our employee had this morning.  

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Hence my comment about putting it in the thread that is running about those trying to justify going out now!

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Yesterday morning i could hear 2 guns no more than 1/2 mile outside the village having plenty of shooting on some drilling and again this morning out of curiosity i got in car for a look and saw 2 seperate l/rovers parked 300yds apart and rotaries and deeks out and i know this land is the perm of a rather aggressive semi commercial who charges shooters but doesnt admit to it.

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2 minutes ago, dad said:

Yesterday morning i could hear 2 guns no more than 1/2 mile outside the village having plenty of shooting on some drilling and again this morning out of curiosity i got in car for a look and saw 2 seperate l/rovers parked 300yds apart and rotaries and deeks out and i know this land is the perm of a rather aggressive semi commercial who charges shooters but doesnt admit to it.

Just another greedy bar-steward that will help us lose our shooting!

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After sitting in the front room of a farmer i  know and having a cup of tea i asked if i could resume shooting his land after an illness absence he told me help yourself go when you like i thanked him and said make sure you tell the part time keeper (they have 1 shoot a year). I have shot on there with others for over 30 years.shortly afterwards while shooting i was approached and told in no uncertain manner i wasnt welcome and if i wanted to shoot i had to go through him so i decided i didnt need the hassle and walked away i know the farmer doesnt know whats going on he's a very nice chap.

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16 minutes ago, dad said:

After sitting in the front room of a farmer i  know and having a cup of tea i asked if i could resume shooting his land after an illness absence he told me help yourself go when you like i thanked him and said make sure you tell the part time keeper (they have 1 shoot a year). I have shot on there with others for over 30 years.shortly afterwards while shooting i was approached and told in no uncertain manner i wasnt welcome and if i wanted to shoot i had to go through him so i decided i didnt need the hassle and walked away i know the farmer doesnt know whats going on he's a very nice chap.

i had one exactly the same never meet the idiot before I took it up with the farmer soon sorted out chat to the farmer he’s top of the trough good luck 

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On 24/03/2020 at 15:39, Newbie to this said:

Did you get an email reply or did you phone them?

I'd want it in writing. 

No, just on the phone.  Will try and get in writing 

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dont think that would be for you...pigeon shooting is done by farmers/gamekeepers/etc

He may have though that you were farmer or landowner or gamekeeper. You meet the self isolating part the travel no as it is your essential job.... Exercise rule could qualify under walking in countryside ...but then sat shooting?? Doubtful  ... Again we shooters are left in limbo.best wait till given clear info..yes damage will be done crops eaten..we may need food if this continues for long time..then if damage is great..we may see a death warrant on the woodie..crow..rabbit and all vermin. Packham..Avery and All can..??????..As an estate landowner im not too sure my advice is keep the gun in the gun cabinet ..wait till legally told.

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13 hours ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Your point would be more prudent in another thread, those woodpigeons were shot last Sunday, breasted, chilled and given to the Lady on Monday at work.

good point they can now show proof that they work in allowed jobs..just make sure if YOU are asked by the police you confirm some may invent that con to get around the rules..Here abouts the police have been enforcing that regulation chief constable Steve Watson made public tv statement on that.My staff live in village or very local within 3miles.so cycle or walk in  our keeper just walks drives as usual.

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9 hours ago, getthegat said:

I've emailed my MP now, will let you all know the answer 

Surely the answer is the country is in lockdown.

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Just had a cirulation from my angling club and the OFFICIAL word is that driving anywhere to fish and therefore shoot is not allowed PERIOD.  Is there anything else not understood about the word LOCKDOWN?

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At the end of the day common sense should prevail, however, rules have to be in place for the masses. . . . if you looked at it logically out in a field doing what we do is 100% safe compared with going to Tesco regarding the lockdown; but we ain't allowed to do it ( yet )

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