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  1. Who needs a bellman lol

    My old mate had a saluki/greyhound that would always mark his black dog to ground, they were kennelled together and seemed to have a close bond, she was always spot on with her mark we came to rely on her at times but she never marked other terriers only him, WM
  2. Rip poppy

    R.I.P Poppy, Lee I feel sorry for your loss but you're still as green as the day you first started posting on here and this will not be the end of your disasters, you have been trying to run too fast before you can walk again, you can get as many tattoos as you like on yourself of wildlife and dead terriers but the experienced terrier men on here can see through your posts like glass, I applauded that you got involved running the fell and moorland in your area but that just shows how desperate the terrier job has become, how can a man with no direct experience of digging give advice to lads that have dug all their lives, how many digs have you actually, honestly done yourself ??? do your terriers a favour and only go out with lads that know what they"re doing, terriers will enter any earth with a scent but its up to you sometimes to filter the risk, all holes look the same on top and its under the sod or sand where every one is different, you can call me and others what ever you like but it will not alter the facts that you are a very inexperienced terrier man that endangers those brave tykes with your lack of fieldcraft, WM
  3. Brightmoor Bred Dog

    Tratante, we can only comment on the dogs we witnessed ourselves and that is your experience of "Brightmoor" terriers, my mates bitch "MEG" was a good all round honest worker, quiet in the kennel and house, but a demon when out, never seen her beaten by anything she was asked to work, she was my mates first real terrier and proved to be an education for all 3 of us young lads, back in 70's the world was a different place and the countryside was wild, you never bumped into anti's or idiots protecting badgers or foxes and if a farmer asked you to remove a badger it was done without a song and dance with nobody any the wiser, my mates bitch was the only terrier that we ever dug a badger to that killed one, she did it on more than one occasion so it wasn't a one off, she never took much damage on those times either !! I've seen her with a lot more damage on a fox, I always put it down to the fact the "tubes" were larger on brock and she was able to move around easier, she was a clever bitch that learnt early to show the top of her head to anything coming onto her quick, standing her ground and would simply flick her head under the throat, pinning and choking them to death, if she was picked on in the car by another terrier she would do the same thing, she never started trouble with any dog lurcher or terrier but she would certainly end it, she lived until a ripe old age and was "gummy" losing most of her front teeth mainly on fox by 9yrs old, we only ever bred 1 litter off her, we put her to a "Nuttall" dog my mate owned that was brainless, not much nose but accounted for a lot of "Gear" , they produced 3 pups, one of my mates kept a pup "Tina" but she never amounted to anything really, she lacked nose and was a bully, dog aggressive but a sh*thouse to ground (as many of that type are), a tad large as well for this area (Cheshire/merseyside) were most earths are scratched out rabbit bury's, as an old bitch half blind living her days out by my mates fireside it was always heart wrenching to see her come to the window whining in expectation of a good day out when I would knock for him on those early frosty winter mornings and found it hard to settle knowing we were out , when we got back to his after a good day out she would come over sniffing our clothes to see what we had done that day as if in approval before going back to her place by the fire, the day she passed was a sad day for all of us and its never easy replacing a "Good one", everything there after is judged by the high standards set those special dogs that grace your life from time to time and "MEG" was one of them, WM
  4. Brightmoor Bred Dog

    The best working bitch I ever witnessed was a Brightmore bitch,a long time ago now, she lived to an old age and was still worked in her dotage occasionally, WM
  5. Not All Up For It.

    Then use a molesmoke bomb LOL's, I've used these in rock cairns up on the high hills where you would never put a terrier in due to many being lost in the past, we've used them when not having a terrier with us in normal earths with mixed success bolting to a lurcher or gun, more than one way to get the job done on keepered land, its all about the result not pure terrierwork, always other options !!!Failing that get a tin of chapie put a hole in the top and wave it by the entrance that should get him to pop his head out for a look. Everybody who lamps has baited an area for fox control numb nuts, we use fish guts and bits, makes the job easy, back to the molesmokes though, are you saying you would enter a terrier in a known kill zone, renowned for deep drops,caves and small ledges that have accounted for many in the past, only an idiot would do so, there are many such places in the "Grampians" were my mate is head keeper and all are respected as too dangerous !! Put down the Plummer books will you, you haven't got any mates down were you are never mind up in Northern Scotland, my mate is Head keeper don't make me laugh. You and Pablo/Loozer could team up match made in heaven that is. I'm Still waiting on you telling me who the gang of cronies I have on THL. you probably wouldn't know where they are being a super hero !!! is this you when you're not too pissed drinking in them rough areas !! "SUPER HELMET" but I think this is more like it This one pretty much sums it up for me where you and King are concerned LOL's
  6. Not All Up For It.

    Only if you stick to riding your scooter !!!
  7. Not All Up For It.

    Then use a molesmoke bomb LOL's, I've used these in rock cairns up on the high hills where you would never put a terrier in due to many being lost in the past, we've used them when not having a terrier with us in normal earths with mixed success bolting to a lurcher or gun, more than one way to get the job done on keepered land, its all about the result not pure terrierwork, always other options !!!Failing that get a tin of chapie put a hole in the top and wave it by the entrance that should get him to pop his head out for a look. Everybody who lamps has baited an area for fox control numb nuts, we use fish guts and bits, makes the job easy, back to the molesmokes though, are you saying you would enter a terrier in a known kill zone, renowned for deep drops,caves and small ledges that have accounted for many in the past, only an idiot would do so, there are many such places in the "Grampians" were my mate is head keeper and all are respected as too dangerous !!
  8. Absolutely Heartbroken

    You are not the first to make a mistake my mate as we have all done it, sometimes you get away with it and sometimes you don't, only takes a second to go wrong, I've lost 2 terriers on the road whilst out working, both times bolting fox near a main road and another across a motorway, both older dogs that had done these places 100's of times before without an issue, the first my bitch of 9yrs bolted a fox near a road and both were killed, the second a bitch 6yrs old that had been worked all over the country in some mad places and got away with it was entered in a wood 200yds from a motorway, bitch bolted the fox and was out straight behind it, fox slipped into a land drain with my bitch straight behind it, it came up by the side of a motorway, the fox ran across all 6 lanes of the motorway without a scratch my bitch was hit by a truck going under the rear wheels barely a foot onto the first lane, gutted on both occasions but if you keep terriers you will lose a few working, I've dug to a few mates terriers that have been dead on breaking through and it happens you just gotta toughen up and although it does not get any easier when it happens you have to move on and realise accidents can happen and working dogs get killed from time to time, its no easier with lurchers either lost 3 down the years hit by cars running something or farm implements, but all these dogs would of had it no other way as they were ALL 100% committed to their quarry !! chin up and carry on, WM
  9. Mk 1 Nocker Box And Collars

    I have 3 good knocker boxes and 3 ferret collars, 2 terrier collars, all mk1 if anybody is interested, WM p.s. personal message me,
  10. Not All Up For It.

    Then use a molesmoke bomb LOL's, I've used these in rock cairns up on the high hills where you would never put a terrier in due to many being lost in the past, we've used them when not having a terrier with us in normal earths with mixed success bolting to a lurcher or gun, more than one way to get the job done on keepered land, its all about the result not pure terrierwork, always other options !!!
  11. Is The Hw 100 The " Perfect Gun" ?

    I don't think it can be beaten for accuracy !! pellet on pellet, time after time, as a pest controller mine gets thrown in the van,it gets knocked, banged, dogs jumping on the case and yet each time it comes out the case its bang on, I had a rapid mk1 for years but I found the magazines temperamental and easily broke, occasionally I would double load and that was a pain, always seemed to happen at an awkward time, this cannot happen with the hw100, in my opinion mine could only be bettered is with a resin stock, I had lots of rifles when I bought this hw100 and after a couple of weeks of using it I went home and got them all and took them in to my local gunshop, this is the supreme air gun for me !!!!.....WM
  12. Plummer Breading

    contact the PTCGB and they will work out the blood percentage %, they will tell you if they're too close, I will say though is that you have some very good working dogs in their paperwork, pm me if you require any help, WM
  13. Brian Nuttall

    sounds like a wind up to me, nobody can be this green ??? can they ??? do not buy a terrier is my advice unless you have somebody to mentor you, even a pet bred patt can "wake up" and be lost to ground in a heartbeat, there is more to keeping terriers than having all the gear, join the fell and moorland as back up and find some decent lads to take you out, search for your nearest meeting on here, WMI assure you Plucky I am as green as they get. Like I say I haven't got a dog yet have never been hunting in any form other than with .177 air rifle. I've certainly never been hunting with a dog but love to watch it hunting aswell in general bow hunting is what I started watching as I have a bow. A recuerve takedown I like to shoot that. and hogs with dog's and a spear looks like it would be good lol. As for digging I've only watched videos and read stuff and seen pics. My uncle has a couple of guns he shoots but I've never tried. I am interested in guns very interested I love them but never thought about actually going down that path. Although when I start driving I will join a local shooting club. I'm just interested and keen on learning a bit more Like to start with the digging section I've been told to find it and buy a black terrier Diesel, sorry for thinking it was a wind up !!!, go to the Midland Gamefair Sunday,Weston Park,cannock, its terrier day and there will be some decent working dogs there amongst the show ponies, make the effort to chat to lads whose terriers you like the look of and see if they are breeding soon, you'll need a shotgun and permission to keep things strictly legal, you'll be surprised at the amount of earths,drains,patches of cover,etc, that can hold fox and you won't notice these places until you lose your terrier out walking, a decent locator collar and box will be needed, nets,couple of spades,a bar, first aid kit, good boots and kit for yourself thats waterproof,all that stuff is not cheap,join the fell and moorland and find somebody to mentor you,take you out, your local shoot is normally the best way in if you know nobody at it or find out when your local hunt is meeting and tag along looking for any terrier lads that are about, I wish you the best of luck finding somebody but most will be wary of strangers asking about digging,atb,WM
  14. Brian Nuttall

    sounds like a wind up to me, nobody can be this green ??? can they ??? do not buy a terrier is my advice unless you have somebody to mentor you, even a pet bred patt can "wake up" and be lost to ground in a heartbeat, there is more to keeping terriers than having all the gear, join the fell and moorland as back up and find some decent lads to take you out, search for your nearest meeting on here, WM
  15. Rats R Us.

    A wacker plate would be far too heavy and immobile, the idea is to get them moving quickly when you are ready, I've tried loads of ways from water hosepipes to pipes off my exhaust of my van, a good petrol smoker made from an old strimmer /chainsaw etc is the most reliable but sometimes its down to digging or moving stuff manually, WM
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