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    HI, i own a butler dog which was sired by Major.

    im looking for a butler bitch to breed with my dog or straight whippet/greyhound as Roley advised this breeding himself,if you are interested please comment I'm in the surrey area.

    this dog takes all legal quarry and has been shown once and one best in show at the Hampshire hunt.

     

     

     

  1. I thought I'd try and get a New Year's greeting in, while what little internet I have is working! The adverse weather is making connection spotty at best, and off at worst! It's a little chilly to say the least.

     

    So here goes...

     

    Happy New Year from the mountains. I wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year.

     

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    All the best! :thumbs:

     

    YIS... Chris

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    blog-0797408001468493233.jpgWith this being my first foray into long dogs and also because it gives me a record of progress, if any and failures. I thought I would start a blog about our journey. Combing my love of field sports and my love of writing also seems like a perfect idea so with that having been said I would like to welcome you all to the journey.

     

    Merlin is my first ever long dog. His background will never be fully known as he is a rescue dog but we do no he is a lurcher with definite Saluki in him. He weighs just 23kg and needs to gain weight but other than that the vet has given him a clean bill of health despite his poor background and uncertain journey to where he now finds himself. As for me, this reminds me a little of the novel H is for Hawk whereby the author worked through her grief through her love of falconry. It is a lovely story and hits a chord with me as I am recently bereaved of my father. I say recent, he died just over a year ago but since we rescued our first dog three moths ago, I've found myself missing him more and more. He taught me so much and instilled a love of nature and field sports in me that now I keep thinking that if only he was here.

     

    Dad and I bred and worked English Springer Spaniels. We had four at one point, of which one (Gina) was my own. She was more than a working dog she was my field test and scurry dog as well and for a novice dog and owner we did really well. She won a couple local events and she placed well in a couple others but that was many years ago and as my disability has taken hold and now I have returned to study everything seems so different.

     

    Enter Merlin. He was found dumped and we took him in on July 10th 2016. He had been in the kennels for four weeks after being rescued from the streets. His age is approximately two, the vet said he could be anywhere between that and five but as his behavior is still quite juvenile it is likely he is the younger end of the spectrum.

     

    So, here I am 42 yrs of age. A student nurse and owner of a rescue long dog. So many new starts and yet somethings feel familiar. To be out in the countryside and just sink back into old ways, reading the rabbit runs, recalling the types of grasses and learning how to just observe nature again.

     

    We have a long journey ahead of us but as I am having a new start so is Merlin and with it a safe secure home where he will be loved and learn how to live a life he was born to.

     

    Who knows what pathway this will take but whatever the outcome success or failure Merlin and I will walk it together.

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    blog-0269123001408659894.jpgThis is to be my record of a year spent hunting down here in Cornwall. A long season awaits with two new horses and less than a fortnight after the puppy show that first text arrives, cubbing begins! Cubbing, or autumn hunting in modern parlance is not only a training ground for hounds but also for horses as the more sedate pace, shorter time spent out and smaller fields lend themselves to educating the novice. Early starts are the order of the day at this time of year, meeting at 7 am usually requires a 5am rise. There is little in this world though that will get a man out of bed faster than the prospect of hounds and horses!

    That first alarm of the year brings with it the prospect of a new horse, Rex a 4 year old broken by myself this summer and ready now to see hounds for the first time, and although a total gentleman in his training so far the fact he is standing at 17.3hh means that any bad manners might be a problem!

    Our first morning starts on a large piece of covert thick with lush green bracken at this point in the year,hounds disappear in to it keen to get going again, the more experienced hounds cajoling the youngsters and taking the lead. Old faces are met again, hounds horses and people. The new horse is fascinated by proceedings rather than overwhelmed by them. Brief snippets of the wonderful music are heard from the covert, a taste of things to come! By 9am we have seen enough for our first outing and leave the field amongst summers colours of purple heather and green bracken a promising start on what I think is a promising horse. We will be out again within a week, The season beckons!

  2. I put this one on last night:

     

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    It's a new one on me, and at just £12, it's not expensive either.

     

    I've done a few of these Brewmaker kits now, and they've all turned out OK.

     

    The only difference this time is that I've used granulated sugar rather than Brewers Dextrose.

     

    Don't get me wrong; I love the dextrose, it's easy to use and dissolves the instant it hits warm water, but at over £2 per kilo, and granulated available for just 69p from Lidl, I just can't afford it at the moment.

     

    I had a quick couple of pints of mild out of the Rotokeg after I'd finished. It's still not holding gas as it should be, so I suspect I'm going to have to do some serious headscratching at some point.

     

    The bottle situation looks good at present; I've got enough bottles cleaned and ready for another 3 brews, but I really do need to sort out the barrel problem. There seems to be no point in keeping an expensive keg and not using it.

     

    One last thing; the mild I've got on the go at the moment is a Youngs Harvest Mild (link) which although very nice, with it's distinctive 'nutty' flavour, seems to be having a disastrous effect on my bowels the following morning! I'll go no further on that one! Except to say that anyone who has ever had a good session on Wadworth 6X will know exactly what I mean!!

     

    Anyway, currently residing in the budget barrel is a Youngs Harvest Bitter (link), which is nearly ready to drink, so I'm looking forward to that one!

     

    More soon.

  3. We are trying to rehome our truly lovey Patterdale x terrier, Kevin, with full history known in advance.

    He is a Patterdale x JR, 4 yrs old, chipped, neutered, inoculated. Travels in footwell of car.

    He is dark brown, one ear up, one down. He smiles and attempts to laugh. He is keen, bright and eager to please.

    House trained and can use a cat flap.

    He isnt trustworthy with other dogs and he isnt used to young children.

    He doesnt yap and is happy to be left should the need arise.

    He is scared of our cat. However, he chases anything else and that may cost him his life.

    He has one major flaw which may cost him his life.

    Perhaps it should but his vet has suggested trying honest reHoming in urban area first and lead walked forever more.

    He has killed a lamb, his second offence, 14 months apart. He injured 4 others.

    The farmer didn't shoot him but has insisted a new, urban secure home is found for him.

    He is surrounded on all sides here with sheep and we cannot contain him 24/7.

    He is an escapeologist and runs through electric fences etc is after quarry.

    Please don't critise - we have tried everything since his first attack last year.

    Our sympathies lie fully with the farmer. We are mortified.

    Time for him to go now, or be put to sleep.

     

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    I love meat. Im a carnivore (besides the odd apple) but Christmas brings a dilemma. You see I hate turkey, to me it is a bland tasteless meat so I must look elsewhere for my festive grub. I found it too: goose and duck. Fabulous meats and when cooked right can knock yer tastebuds into next week. I will add pics once completed.

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    Anybody out there own a bull whippet? thinking about getting one just wanted pros and cons off someone who owns one. i know every dog if different but any info would be a help?

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    This is a first for myself joining a BLOG! Just created a profile yesterday. Not that tecno minded so I thought I'd give it a try.

     

    I submitted my SG application to our Licencing Dept at Northern Constabulary, and was delighted at the speed of the response!

    Two days after submitting the application my referee was on the phone to say that he'd been contacted and he'd done the nesscary. Working offshore i was shocked when the wife told me that later that week they had being on the phone to arrange an interview and inspect me storeage facilities. With the cabnet still in the garage, it was strait home to get it fitted in position the week before christmas. Quite chuffed with my efforts, I settled into what I thought would be a relaxing family christmas when to my suprise on boxing day night, there was a knock at the door. Anwsering it with a housefull of guests and a large dram in hand there stood to of the constabularys finest. Inviting them in, the interview was progressing nicely through the officers check list until the question arose, "So Mr Bisset, do you drink?" with a bottle on the table and a glass in hand, "Sociably" was the anwser, all the time thinking - "dont pop your head into the kitchen." Well within a week, and two days after i arrived back at work the cretificate arrived. I've now got days to go before i can get along to our local shop in Inverness to pick up the Bettinsoli i left a deposit on.

    More about that one soon.

     

    I am a very impatiant person....... Think a compasionate leave might be in order???

  5. blog-0169040001350432921.jpgI know he could be a bit of this and bit of that,but maybe someone has 1 very like him and might have an idea what lines it might have?
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    my immature mate goss has damidged his leg and he had to go to the vets. reluctantly i then had to hand over £102 for a 10 day corse of antibiotic and anti inflamitry. he will be out of action for two weeks just as he started to catch game and rabbit on a regular basis. sods law i surpose. fortunatly i have 5 more birds to occupy me wich is a good consilation i surpose. cant wait to get him back into the swing of things. hes only been off for two days and im missing it allready hence why i have desided to make a blog as i have alittle more time than usual . will keep you posted on how it heels.

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    can anyone one tell me about ray line,, just got a bull x bitch 13 mouths and she is doing ever think i want from her..would just be nice to no the back ground on the line,,,, thanks,,,

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    PUT ON [bANNED TEXT] LAND U HAVE..( FERRETING LAND ECT) ... AND TELL PEOPLE [bANNED TEXT] YOUR AFTER MAYBE A DAYS PIGEON SHOOTING OR A NIGHTS LAMPING IN RETURN YOU WILL TAKE THEM ON YOUR PERMISSION FOR A DAY .. HAVE FUN

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    My son has just turned 18 and is nagging me to buy him a rifle. I wasn't sure what age you have to be to own a rifle. Does anyone know what the right age is to own a rifle? :hmm:

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    im tired sitting about now, kant wait to take mi pup lurcher out hunting now hes 13months old now n he has the mentaly to b a reaily good fox dog hes showing good signs now out on da lamp, hes a stright half n hes a sandy colour dog n hes a realy build dog

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    any one at the kilworth show today the lurcher judge was a f****n disgrace he didnt kw a dogs head from his arse wouldnt even handle the dogs waste of time and money

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    i have owned a webley xocet for about 5 years now, i have a hawke 4-12X40 scope on it and it seemed to do ok on it, until recently when i had to re-zero it again and i had to adjust the verticle adjustment so it was screwed all the way in just for it to be about 2 inches away from the target, i zero'ed it in at about 50 yards. i also took it apart the other day and unscrewed the trigger pull weight adjustment screw all the way out but i screwed it back in, would this have an effect on the performance of the air rifle or is it nothing to be worried about?

    thanks

    Aaron

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    HI MATT. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL AGAIN THIS YEAR , ALWAYS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHOWS OF THE YEAR, A GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT.

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    trying to find photos of the lurcger racingat ballywalter 2012. if anyone has the pics or knows hoe to get them please leave a message

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    has anyone tried using heat-shrink tubing to protect there air rifle barrel, and if so how did you find it ?

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    stud dog wanted. any breeds considered. must be a proven dog. bitch is 6 an half. 23tts single handed all round bitch , proven infront of many! this bitch is the real deal an needs a dog to match her working ability. shes due to line in 7 days. add your pictures so i can see your dogs.

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    Hi guys, I'm pretty new to air rifle shooting and wondered if any one knows where I could get hold of a good condition right handed walnut stock for a .22 Theoben Evolution.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :-)

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    After shooting the gun for the first time it was found to be clipping the moderator, The rifle was purchased second hand and may have been bumped in its previous life! :hmm:

     

    Do I splash out and get another Moderator plus adapter or not?

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    hello whats it is i have got a lurcher it is 3 months old i have had it for 3 weeks now, its sits ,stays and comes when i call it .. but what it is how old should i train it to hunt rabbits? and what would be the best way? any tips would be very gratefull

  6. would anybody like to give me the opportunity to join you on your next hunt so i could pick up and learn new skills as im all new to this. the farm owner has givn me permission to use his land but i need a litlle bit more experience.. so anyone in the county durham area would let me join them i would really appreciate it... thanks

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