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  1. What Quad?

    Agree there were some quite nasty Chinese quads around in the early days of Chinese imports brought in by small firms just bought as cheap as possible and these were a bad advert for the cheap Chinese bikes, i have to say these were not that common most seem fine and for what they cost they can be a good buy, taking feed out to pheasant feeders checking livestock how tough does it need to be if you are not towing weight or using it over rough terrain, woodland rides drain bankings and grassing areas are not always rough and even small 90 100 125 size quads can serve a purpose i think if you match your quad to your needs more than buy something 4x4 Japanese and expensive when a basic 2wd Chinese import will do all you need.
  2. Long Range Pigeon

    Super accurate round overshadowed in popularity these days by the 223 but not on performance.
  3. Me This Afternoon

    no comment But you did and canadas are on the general licence anyway here and elsewhere. Do not try and wrigle out of this on a technicality feral greys they might be but they are still geese and posting your bilge over the WWW does true Wildfowlers no favours at all regardless. They need controling i said that but why flaunt it just for your self appraisal.? JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN RIGHT? . You are not seeing the problem here are you, you just do not get it at all.
  4. Me This Afternoon

    Greylags are on general license in the western isles.
  5. Me This Afternoon

    Snide OK i will put my hand up for that and i will even appologise for it, but perhaps if the Said LHG was a more pleasant charecter there would be no need to be SNIDE in anyway, but he is not so there you have it like it or not. Now jealous? OF WHAT? I am an active Wildfowler of many years i shoot both inland and Foreshores but mainly foreshores by choice not necessity, i am in clubs from NW Scotland to SE England and NW England I am a farmer and understand Greylags have been put on General License and need to be controlled And i must say piles of dead geese any kind do not offend me, but this job should be undertaken with the dignity these birds deserve not posted up in blow by blow accounts by people who are clearly missing the point in wild fowling, This being the wild fowling section its high time it became just that, Wildfowling is how i see it and my opinion is not unique is of a person who ventures out into wild places takes what he needs and cares for has respect and love for the wild places the birds and animals fauna that live there and wants to preserve these places, retain the true privilege of hunting these amassing birds which true wildfowlers do genuinely care about. LHG is a DANGER to the sport we know its a job needs doing, like all mucky jobs its best done quickly quietly and with as little fuss and bother as possible. What he does is GOOSE SHOOTING it involves being there and not a lot else no skillfull dog work no tide threatening to sweep away his dog and its retrieve. Without a doubt he is missing the whole thing about WILDFOWLING in the true meaning, His visits to the Patterington sunk island areas might just click the inner MR GREDGE into senssible mode, but as it is we have what you see a pompus ignorant lout of a person with nothing more on his mind than patting firstly himself on the back every chance he gets and secondly his hangers on and all at the expense of the good name of REAL WILDFOWLING and more importantly the geese he hunts which regardless of their general license status they do deserve the utmost respect. I do not expect this to be accepted by you or the said Gentleman however never let it be said i have not tried to explain the reasons i find this persons posts so inflammatory. thanks for that but not needed .so now will you stay off my post .and go to the right page use spell check good by now stay off my post You see you just can not help yourself you have to try and be so so clever with the Spell check insult even when its not relevant. You just never learn do you. good by Still RUDE but you are learning at least we are now beyond the childish name calling there is hope for you if you keep this up.
  6. Me This Afternoon

    Snide OK i will put my hand up for that and i will even appologise for it, but perhaps if the Said LHG was a more pleasant charecter there would be no need to be SNIDE in anyway, but he is not so there you have it like it or not. Now jealous? OF WHAT? I am an active Wildfowler of many years i shoot both inland and Foreshores but mainly foreshores by choice not necessity, i am in clubs from NW Scotland to SE England and NW England I am a farmer and understand Greylags have been put on General License and need to be controlled And i must say piles of dead geese any kind do not offend me, but this job should be undertaken with the dignity these birds deserve not posted up in blow by blow accounts by people who are clearly missing the point in wild fowling, This being the wild fowling section its high time it became just that, Wildfowling is how i see it and my opinion is not unique is of a person who ventures out into wild places takes what he needs and cares for has respect and love for the wild places the birds and animals fauna that live there and wants to preserve these places, retain the true privilege of hunting these amassing birds which true wildfowlers do genuinely care about. LHG is a DANGER to the sport we know its a job needs doing, like all mucky jobs its best done quickly quietly and with as little fuss and bother as possible. What he does is GOOSE SHOOTING it involves being there and not a lot else no skillfull dog work no tide threatening to sweep away his dog and its retrieve. Without a doubt he is missing the whole thing about WILDFOWLING in the true meaning, His visits to the Patterington sunk island areas might just click the inner MR GREDGE into senssible mode, but as it is we have what you see a pompus ignorant lout of a person with nothing more on his mind than patting firstly himself on the back every chance he gets and secondly his hangers on and all at the expense of the good name of REAL WILDFOWLING and more importantly the geese he hunts which regardless of their general license status they do deserve the utmost respect. I do not expect this to be accepted by you or the said Gentleman however never let it be said i have not tried to explain the reasons i find this persons posts so inflammatory. thanks for that but not needed .so now will you stay off my post .and go to the right page use spell check You see you just can not help yourself you have to try and be so so clever with the Spell check insult even when its not relevant. You just never learn do you.
  7. Me This Afternoon

    Snide OK i will put my hand up for that and i will even appologise for it, but perhaps if the Said LHG was a more pleasant charecter there would be no need to be SNIDE in anyway, but he is not so there you have it like it or not. Now jealous? OF WHAT? I am an active Wildfowler of many years i shoot both inland and Foreshores but mainly foreshores by choice not necessity, i am in clubs from NW Scotland to SE England and NW England I am a farmer and understand Greylags have been put on General License and need to be controlled And i must say piles of dead geese any kind do not offend me, but this job should be undertaken with the dignity these birds deserve not posted up in blow by blow accounts by people who are clearly missing the point in wild fowling, This being the wild fowling section its high time it became just that, Wildfowling is how i see it and my opinion is not unique is of a person who ventures out into wild places takes what he needs and cares for has respect and love for the wild places the birds and animals fauna that live there and wants to preserve these places, retain the true privilege of hunting these amassing birds which true wildfowlers do genuinely care about. LHG is a DANGER to the sport we know its a job needs doing, like all mucky jobs its best done quickly quietly and with as little fuss and bother as possible. What he does is GOOSE SHOOTING it involves being there and not a lot else no skillfull dog work no tide threatening to sweep away his dog and its retrieve. Without a doubt he is missing the whole thing about WILDFOWLING in the true meaning, His visits to the Patterington sunk island areas might just click the inner MR GREDGE into senssible mode, but as it is we have what you see a pompus ignorant lout of a person with nothing more on his mind than patting firstly himself on the back every chance he gets and secondly his hangers on and all at the expense of the good name of REAL WILDFOWLING and more importantly the geese he hunts which regardless of their general license status they do deserve the utmost respect. I do not expect this to be accepted by you or the said Gentleman however never let it be said i have not tried to explain the reasons i find this persons posts so inflammatory.
  8. What Shell??

    we will just be useing semi autos 70mm standard.and as far as I know we are only shooting over decoys inland.cheers for the replyThe winchester canard ammo in32gram 4s Or RC hyperfast are good choices for close shots like you will be doing. What you need to do is test several boxes of different cartridges in your auto and get together with your mates or encourage them to test their ammo too, pattern them at 40 yards should be suitable for your trip decoying, you could try different chokes in your gun if multi choke if not just test for pattern pick the most even tight pattern most pelets in 30inch looking for patterns that have a dense inner ten inch with no big voids in the outer ring if there are any voids as big as a cd you need to look again, spending time here is never wasted and with 50% in the inner 10 inch load is good for further than 40yards but more important you have the reassurance you can kill clean if you do your part well enough. Dont be hung up on 4s either you could go for 3s 2s whatever looking at decent pattern is what is important. If its holding a good pattern with 3s go with them it is laborious but can be the difference between a good trip or a disappointment, and you owe it to the geese to make doubly sure what you are using is as good as you can get it. I would like to say fair play to you as you asked the question in the first place which showed you all were being responsible straight out of the starting gate, this is the right attitude to have regardless of what you are hunting. cheers for that Il deffenetly look into it and see what's best.i don't know why some people where getting worked up about me asking,It's a very straight question.thanks again No one knows everything and asking questions is how to find out, and what the primary use of a good forum Sharing information. And no matter how long you have done a thing or how experienced all have lots and lots to learn, it is developing your knowledge and therefore improving your capabilities which drives true sportsman. I hope you all enjoy your adventure in to shooting geese i am sure even if you put just a little time into patterning you will undoubtedly reap the rewards in your results. That sense of achievement of a job well done is all worth wile..
  9. You most probably want a sling a little more conventional. but i do have one of these i like using its handy piece of equiptment i have found and durable. http://www.cabelas.ca/product/4951/safari-rifle-sling
  10. What Shell??

    we will just be useing semi autos 70mm standard.and as far as I know we are only shooting over decoys inland.cheers for the reply The winchester canard ammo in32gram 4s Or RC hyperfast are good choices for close shots like you will be doing. What you need to do is test several boxes of different cartridges in your auto and get together with your mates or encourage them to test their ammo too, pattern them at 40 yards should be suitable for your trip decoying, you could try different chokes in your gun if multi choke if not just test for pattern pick the most even tight pattern most pelets in 30inch looking for patterns that have a dense inner ten inch with no big voids in the outer ring if there are any voids as big as a cd you need to look again, spending time here is never wasted and with 50% in the inner 10 inch load is good for further than 40yards but more important you have the reassurance you can kill clean if you do your part well enough. Dont be hung up on 4s either you could go for 3s 2s whatever looking at decent pattern is what is important. If its holding a good pattern with 3s go with them it is laborious but can be the difference between a good trip or a disappointment, and you owe it to the geese to make doubly sure what you are using is as good as you can get it. I would like to say fair play to you as you asked the question in the first place which showed you all were being responsible straight out of the starting gate, this is the right attitude to have regardless of what you are hunting.
  11. 2 Of The A Team

    A nobody GAY and a thing. No LES you are stalking yourself with an attitude like this, i am just a spectator looking in in disbelief at what is a unique phenomenon, the fact you simply do not get the whole thing about wild fowling is bad enough but all this aggression and name calling is doing you and indeed this forum no favours whatsoever. Very sad but you are a sad person Les i see that clearly. You could ask your number 1 fan YOURSELF for advice perhaps.
  12. Ppu's Or Hornday

    Sorry i was talking about loose bullets for reloading Kranks list them looked cheap never used them myself i load Sierras Barnes and some times Hornadays.
  13. Scarborough Pigeon Club

    Not much help but i remember you had to live in Scarbourgh area was around £60 £70 a year but no phone number or anything not living local had no chance of getting in so lost interest. Good luck they had good acreages apparently this must be 8 or so years ago now though.
  14. Ballistic Apps/equipment

    The free strelock works ok, free from apps store give it a try.
  15. Stalking Dog Question

    Some good info in the posts above the comets on silent communication between the hunter and dog ring very true to me, far from a dog expert of any standard 40 years of usually three often four working dogs at any one time, i have gained some experience but still got a hell of a lot more to learn. Dog for deer way i look at it come in debatable two types companion dogs these work at trail you work together tight dog may notice something you have not you being aware of the dog observing it all the time can feed you back valuable info time spent with the dog among deer hunting or not is never wasted time you will learn together soon spot any reactions the dog has to locating deer being in tune with the dog is all part of bonding and from a pup more you have them with you the better use a lead if you have to early days its annoying but pays off and never rush anything getting the dog rock steady obedient is essential if you want to make an efficient team. companion dog prime use is location finding shot deer in woodland and scrub, breed type is quite open to personal preference for this i use Labradors because i have them usually at least one and time as shown me they do ok at this task but Springers cockers other breeds could do just as well if they prove suitable. The second type of deer dog a hunter locator as i call it has a more prominent proactive role than the other. as i see it they works with you but in cover of woodland works just a few yards in front i take the info he feeds back to me and act on it springers in my experience allthough they like to lead i myself have never gotten one to interact with me and instill the confidence all i have had have had too much drive too much lets crak on in their make up to make me use them for the task, could be if you get a steady rock steady springer you could do fine with it, i mentioned this to an old stalker in the Borders who agreed with my observations and said he once saw a Clumber spaniel that was incredible on deer , i have never seen a clumber myself but thought i would mention it here. Breed i have found works as a hunter vlocator is German short haired pointers but wire hairs or other HPRs will be just as good if not better. The way these breeds air scent i feel is an advantage use as convinced me of this and the GSPs at least are very simple to control i find in these situations with lots of inbuilt natural ability that shows up in the field. Watching the dog as it moves in front you can soon learn to spot changes in his attitude reactions to things i have on more than one occasion been in a situation where i get to witness his reaction yet because my line of sight is not obstructed by cover i can see the deer that is making him react some distance away,, this for me all adds to the hunt and i get a huge ammount of enjoyment from working a dog like this , i am on GSP 4 now this one is 4 years old and although not the easiest one i have trained he has more drive and is steadily improving all the time, we as a team never stop learning and having a dog experienced at hunting locating and pointing deer is satisfying for both of us. Finaly it must be clear from my text i do not want to promote one breed more than another regardless of my experiences, i am sure there are many other breeds that will suffice even excel at being deer dogs i just mentioned what i use thats all. Whatever your dog is i think these are a few choice words . Bond control steady to game observe get out together. Regularly . look and learn. and my favourate TRUST he got to trust you you trust him if it seems totaly wrong but he is adamant its in there go look you could just LEARN something and get a result. remember you reap what you sow in any relationship.
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