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    I am in year 10 at school ,age 14, and i am looking for opportunities for my work experience. This is to take place on June-July 2011. I do a course at my school called land based operations. I go Laverstoke Park Farm every week and am learning how to work on a livestock farm and also learn the theory side to farming. For my course i have worked with buffalo, pigs, sheep and cattle. I am also interested in Hunting and shooting. I am currently beating and preparing for regularly shoots with my uncle. Looking for two weeks opportunity to widen my experience. I intend to go to Sparsholt Six form college when i leave school. All reasonable offers considered.

  1. Kays

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    Today i have been baking..bread & some cakes... i am not a very good cook so i use a breadmaker to make the dough as its easier & i can get on with other things while i wait for the dough to mix & rise

     

    The cakes are easier today i made muffins ... i hope they taste nice.. i have to decorate them in a bit..pics to follow

     

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    hi been out with ferrets and lurcher once hoping to get out again with a mate soon, can anyone give me any pointers or tips so not to dissapoint and get out a bit more often? cheers

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  2. Went out with my buddy Riffraff today !

     

    He had offered to drive me up to Swanland today so we could check out my latest permission (bit far to walk)

     

    When we arrived 1st thing we noticed were a couple of Foles in the field.

    2nd thing we noticed is that its open for people who are passing to see us and what makes it a real pain in the ass to shoot is its surrounded by a public footpath/bridleway on three sides and its very well used :thumbdown:

     

    Third thing we noticed was that we could walk to within a few feet of the 5 or so Maggies that were scrapping over a female, they didn't seem to give a damn about our proximity :icon_eek:

     

    As we got to the end of the paddock on the footpath, we say a female inside the paddock, she was not there when we had arrived, so we walked back to see who she was, turns out she's a rather attractive piece who owns the foles .

     

    We informed her that it was the landowner who had asked us to bop some bunnies on this land and she replied

    "Oh Great, there are hundreds of them on here and the holes are everywhere"

     

    She told us she was there to meet a farmer who she was paying to come and cut the weeds and scrub down and as she said that he arrived with his big tractor and evil looking beast of a grasscutter.

    He set to cut the scrub, while we admired this ladies derriair when she bent over (Can we have a drool or a sluuuurrrrp Icon please)

    During the cutting we only saw three bunnies.

    After she said goodbye she said she was looking forward to seeing us again :boogie: and told us that the best ime to catch the bunnies is late evening, so were going to be arranging another visit to coincide with them.

     

    Riff and I then had a quick Zero session (or more to the point I did as I needed to sort my baby out after my little stunt the other night in the cemetery)

     

    Anyways once sorted we had a wander over the land itself and found numerous warrens and plenty of places to set up in ambush, but we decided there and then that it would have been futile to hang around anymore today.

    We came back here and had some grub, then headed out to the cemetery and paddock permission a couple of minutes away. Well it went silly from the second we pulled up outside the gate!

     

    I got out of the car to be greated by 8 yes EIGHT black and white minstrals strutting their stuff across my permission and they stayed in the same easy pickings area, until I got my gun out of the slip then they fled, most landed in the conker tree at the cemy, so it was a slow steady stalk to the part of the boundry where I cross into the cemetery.

     

    As soon as we began our stalk, bunny after bunny began to jump out from under our feet :doh: Much of the grass and scrub was brown now due to lack of water and baking heat that weve had the last couple of weeks so these bunnies were very well hidden with their brownish and grey coats on. As we got closer to the tree Woodies began to take flight from the smaller trees .

     

    We got to the conker tree and all the magpies decided to leave and go land on the deck in the cemetery :boogie: I was gonna get lucky today :yes:

    As I headed into the cemetery, there in front of me was a full grown buck just sort of givving me the "What the feck are you" look. He didn't seem too fussed as I raised my baby in my arms and placed the crosshair on the front of one eye, so the pellet would decimate the brain behind.

    As I steadied my breathing I let the shot fly :censored:

    My baby had been knocked in the turrets on her crown and the pellet sailed past the bunny hitting a dead branch behind it. Bunny gave me the "Oh your here to kill me" look and gave it legs into bunnyland!

    The maggies had heard the shot hit the branch and were now sailing over our heads back into the adjoining paddock :doh:

    As I turned round to head back I noticed another bunny 25 or so yards away from me, so taking note of where Riff was, I got myself comfortable using a large headstoneas a rest and let the little blighter have it in the noggin :censored: and :censored: again, I missed very cleanly :blink: and bugs vanished down the hole he was sat next to.

     

    We then decided to concentrate on the maggies and wound up following them right around the perimeter of the paddock, those black and white mistrals were extracting the urine out of us BIG TIME!

    What made it worse was as we followed them, Woodies and bunnies just appeard time and again from that magical 4th dimension right in front of us and all we saw of them were wings flapping away and bunnies giving us the one finger salute with their tails.

     

    We decided to call it a day and we drove back here again, I was about to get out the car and stick the coffee machine on when Riff said, "Go tell Lesley, were off to Roos" :boogie::notworthy::boogie:

     

    Upon arrival at Roos, 1st thing that we saw was a White bunny with black eyes. Unfortunately Riff has done a good job there and the white ones are now off limits as there are now only three left and are considdered to be under control, but the rest of the bunnies are legit targets.

     

    We spent some time on the Zero range and I decided I was going back to imperial units and zeroed my baby to 35 yards. And put pellet on pellet then I worked my way through all the spinners, and knockfdowns on the plinking range easily putting pellet atfer pellet through 10mm KZ's.

     

    We then went for a stalk and same as at Welton, Bunnies just appeared and dissapeared again. Not a single kill :(

     

    The heavens then opened and we got drenched to the core.

    We sat in the club house had a can of pop and a bikkie then when the rain stopped we went back to the plinking range and as Riff tidied his boot out, I got some more bench rest firing in.

    I was just about to finish when a couple of woodies sat on some overhead lines some 56 yards away. The wind had dropped and the rain had stopped so I decided 3.5 mildots on the back of the head would bring them down and I really fancy sinking my nashers into a nice bit of tasty breast :yes:

    So I, took the shot I saw the feathers on the back of the head exlode :toast: as I heard a faint crack as the pellet hit bone and the woody opened its wings as it left the wire and glided down nose first and no control over where it was going to land.

    I walked down the plinking range and cut over the ditch at the back of the range only to find that the Woody was not on the ground :wallbash: I couldn't see it anywhere. Turns out it was probably in the very large hedgerow bushes as thats where they tend to fall from those lines.

     

    So as it chucked it down again, we came home.

    It was a very good day all in all, and we covered 4 permissions! But despite not bringing any meat home, I had a good day and I'd just like to say "THANKS" buddy to Niel aka RiffRaff for such a good day out. :notworthy:

     

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    Source: Different day and thanks Niel

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    does any one no ware i can get some permission from for lamping and early mornings i have 2 lurchers 1 is collie greyhound / german pointer the other greyhound / dear hound both good with live stock

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    :bye:

    I am the owner of a puppy JRT bitch, who has come from a very long line of working stock - the CUMBRECK line in

    Cumbria. I would very much like her to be a trained worker but I don't know where to begin! While we live in London, we are

    in Chiswick and can get to Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire very quickly. If anyone can help me with information

    or any suggestions as to where to begin I would love to hear from you. As I am new to this forum - forgive my ignorance

    but I don't know how you are supposed to get in touch with me - probably via the BLOG section!!!!! :bye: :bye:

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    fen lurcher
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    does anybody know where or who can make custom rifle stocks in england?

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    Has anybody been offerd A blue and white wippet type lurcher and a black patterdale bitch. Because a friend of mine has had his dogs stolen from his kennle

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    my 1st blog. going to take the dogs for a quick walk with the ball, i use it for recall training i got 7 month old whippit gray suluki, and a old colli gray, im going to take them down the river for a dunk! my lurcher was never a fan of the warter till she was 2yr but scince then shees loved it good exersise for her now shes 8 :bye:

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    can anyone help me, my lurcher has bruising on the inside of his back right leg and when he runs his leg kicks out to the side. i dont know how this happend or what it is thats wrong with him, anyone any idea?

  3. ;)Is there anyone out there in my local area. that can help me with my dogs. I have recently achieved an abbition of mine to own some working dogs. I have read loads of books and web sites and learnt lots from there but in my view theres only so much you can learn from a book. i now need to get out there with some one and learn about the practicalities of the job. so is there anyone in the local area (abergele) that can take me out and learn me the tricks of the trade. Also i am intrested in joining any local clubs so any info on that would be a bonus to. ;)

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    im looking for people in the caerphilly south wales area to go out to work my pats with as i aint been for a long time an really want to get back into it so if there is anyone who doesnt mind me tagging along pm me cheers

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    still cant load any photos,pissing me off now trying to get my dogs out to the people....

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    If there is anyone in the bristol area who wants to get together and do a bit of lure racing i will be puttting some dates together lurcher and terriers welcome give me a ring on 07908068110 i have had a lot of people asking me and i now have somewere to do it .

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    during the cold snap in january 2010.with snow on the floor to a ft deep i noticed rather a lot of blood in the urine of rabbits , turning the snow round a warren pink, after the thaw, we ferreted 14 rabbits,the amount of blood was really incredible. does onyone have an answer to this ..?

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  4. I have always liked animals. I have tried to convince my parents to let me have

    about every kind of animal that has existed in the area where I grew up. Every once in awhile they would say yes, but most of the time I had to find a way around their no. I have snuck so many different animals into the basement of our house that my mother was afraid to walk down the steps. She would send my brother down to make sure that I hadn’t brought any new animals into the house.

     

    I remember sneaking mice, rats, groundhogs, quails, chickens, ducks, dogs,

    guineas, and many more animals into that basement. My father has asked me more than once, “What is that?” Then he would remind me that we live in the city and those types of creatures belong in the country.

    One glorious summer there was a gas station a few blocks from my house that

    was giving away free baby chickens with each fill up. Although I was not old enough to drive, I was able to convince the owner to give me one. After my parents agreed to let me keep a baby chicken, I went back to the gas station, the owner told me he could only give me one, but that I could buy as many as I wanted for fifteen cents apiece. I found several ways to make money, and within a few days, my one chicken, had become 50 chickens.

     

    I was taking good care of them, but came home one day to find they were all

    wet. I couldn’t figure out how they got wet until 20 years later when my older sister let it slip that my younger sister had given them a bath. I still remember my younger sister yelling, “He doesn’t know!” I took a hair dryer and started drying the chickens off. I was going to stay at a friend’s house that night, so I asked my brother to dry off the last few baby chickens so I could leave .

     

    On my way home the next morning, I passed several children on my block that

    had little baby chickens. When I asked one of them where he got the chicken, he said he got it from my brother. I hurried home to find my baby chickens were gone. I asked my brother and he said, “Mom told me to get rid of them.” I found out several years later that getting rid of them meant that he had sold them. I didn’t see any of that money.

     

    This became the cycle of how things would go. I would spend days or weeks

    working then buying and sneaking animals into the basement. Then I would come home and they would be gone or I would have to explain why there were 23 mice in the house or what an African Guinea Fowl was doing in the back yard. Dad would then say something about them getting in the house and breeding, or some other logical stuff. Then I would be without a pet again, at least for a little while.

     

    One time I convinced my mother to let me have a rabbit. It was a brown rabbit. I don’t remember where she came from, but I do remember keeping her in a cage on the back porch. I was out on the porch with her, when a friend called and asked me to go to the theater with him to see a magic show. We met out front and walked to the theater. The magic show was sponsored by a local restaurant. I don’t remember the name of the restaurant, but I do remember that my friend’s brother worked there and had gotten the tickets for us, I also remember a huge sign outside of the restaurant. It was a ball with large spikes. I remember it being much bigger than I was; however, this was at a time in my life when I thought that Fifth Avenue went all the way around the world so it may not have been that big.

     

    I don’t remember the walk to the theater, but I do remember the walk down the

    stairs to the restroom inside the theater. There were about 300 steps to the bottom of the stairs, and then you had to walk about a block through the scariest hall in the city before entering the huge room. The theater was a majestic place to a young boy like me. Although it was always

    too dark to see exactly what was on the walls, there was enough light to let little imaginations almost figure it out.

     

    Once the magic show began, the spooky walls faded into the background.

    Everyone’s attention was focused on the magician and his beautiful assistants. I only remember one specific magic trick. It was the very last one of the evening. The magician reached into his black top hat and pulled out a little white bunny. Instantly, the part of me which continually urged me to disobey my parents and sneak one more animal into the basement had taken control. I wanted that bunny. This was more than just a want; I had to have that bunny. I closed my eyes and prayed. “God, I want a bunny like that one, I am asking you to put a little white bunny in my rabbit cage so that it will be there when I get home. In Jesus’ name Amen.

     

    It seems like a silly prayer now, but to a 9 year old boy it was not. I remember the walk home from the

    theater like it was yesterday. My friend was talking, but I never said a word. I could only think about my little white bunny. All the way home I was excited about my bunny.

     

    I remember passing my house and turning down the alley beside it as my friend

    kept walking toward his house. At the end of the alley was the steps that led up to the porch were my rabbit cage was. I rushed to the cage and looked inside, expecting to see my little white bunny. I pinched my leg, remembering that people said they pinched themselves to make

    sure they were not dreaming. I felt the pinch, so I knew I was not dreaming.

    I reached into the cage and pulled out my little white bunny. He looked exactly

    like the little white bunny that the magician had pulled out of his hat.

     

    When my father came home from work that day, I asked him about the bunny. .

    My father told me a man he worked with bred rabbits, and another man that he worked with wanted to buy a little white rabbit. The breeder agreed to bring the rabbit to work on that day. When he brought the rabbit, the buyer told him he had changed his mind and could not get the rabbit. The breeder then gave the rabbit to my father, who took the rabbit across the street where we lived and put it in the cage, while I was on my way home from the magic show.

     

    That was over 35 years ago. I don’t remember what happened to the rabbits, but I do remember that the creator of the universe took time out of His busy schedule to answer this seemingly unimportant prayer of a little boy, who was either crazy enough or smart enough to believe that He would care. Over the years I have tried to imagine how long God was working on the answer to that prayer, even before I prayed it.

  5. went out this morning with the pups and my pup had his first few runs pritty close on 1 thought he had it then my jack marked for the first time realy good day turning out to be then ferreted the bury and only had one outa it but she was full of young so put her back down.

    anyone had the same happen to them?

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    half decent night few runs on rabbit,s then rounded of with shot an retrieved.nice way to finish.going to try an upload some photos of ma pup doing the work.

  7. I was out last night with Tyla a really nice bloke i got in contact with on here The hunting life!! his dogs are out of action for the season!! and after hearing what happened to them im gutted for him as he has a strong passion for bieng out and watching the dogs work!! hope it all comes good for you soon mate!!Tyla met me at just after 10 and we headed off to the fields as we entered the first field there was a rabbit a fair way out off the edgeline so a perfect start for the night!! i sent the dog and as there was a slight brow the dog struggled to find were the rabbit had gone to ground so i made him sit up at the point i knew the rabbit was hiding!! as we approched the rabbit got up and the dog made light work of it!! 1 down!! we then made are way through a few more fields there was a bunny on the hedgeline the otherside of the field a long way off not wanting to dissapoint i sent the dog and he got to it and brought it out and after a few near misses it made good its escape through the fence!! and as we crossed a small stream there was a rabbit making for cover so i took a chance and sent the dog but before he got there it was away! the next field we came across looked dead at first glance and as i was about to turn and leave Tyla spotted a hint of movement some way out so again the dog was sent and and again the rabbit sat tight so i made the dog stay up again and approched thinking it had slipped off over the brow!! and sure enough it was there and the dog after a small chase bagged the second of the night!! this was when we noticed a large tear in the lower of his left hind leg after a look i decided it was not enough to end the night we procedded on to our next destination and as we entered another bunny was making for the hedgeline the dog was sent and met the rabbit before it could make good its escape and was brought back out into the field and after some lighting turns from the rabbit he too after a real battle was bagged 3 down!! we then walked over the brow and there were two sitting tight at the back edgeline dog was sent again and almost took it straight from the seat but again a small chase no4 in the bag!!! at the next destination we walked down over the brow of the field and a few bunnies were allready making for cover i took a chance and sent him again but as it was round the corner we cant be sure how it got away!!! then we spotted another out a little way in the field and the dog was sent he approched with caution and kept between the rabbit and cover and no5 was bagged!! we then went to the next field and the dog had a fantastic run on a far off rabbit but it managed to get away again through the fence!! straight after this a sqatter was in our sights so the dog walked up with us as i was hoping to get a run out of this one but it stayed put and was bagged without a fuss!!! no6!!! the next field we caught in there was a bunny making for the hedgline we had come out of but on the lamp light shining on it it squatted the dog was sent and bagged no7!! no8 was bagged almost straight after and after an effortless run that was the final catch of the night we did have one more run on the way back wich the dog deserved but with a desprate leap of faith from the rabbit into a large dyke secured its safety!! so for a first night out since injury blues managed to perform to a way in front of a guest and fellow dog man that i am truly proud of!! and i look forward to more nights out with Tyla hopfully with his dogs Aswell!! :thumbs:

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    Is there anybody form n.ireland

    could they give me any good places

    to go ferreting and does anybody have any tips?

    please :thumbs:

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    hi all am new on here i was wondering does anyone know anything about the u caller nighteye lamp or even use one nd wha can i expect to pay i ant to use this for laping with dog ben offeredone new with twin battery pack for 80 good buy ? also any advice on bringing on the dog would be much appreciated hes a beddyxwhippet 15 months old has cught and retrieved a handful by day but not been on lamp yet and im no expert ! so any help / guidance would much appreciated thanks all look forward to a reply

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    next years stock i hope !!post-28669-126496860355_thumb.jpg

     

    Source: my pat lak x bitch pup

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