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#1 cúagusgiorraí

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:53 pm

Hi lads,

So the Italians, Romanians and French etc like to shoot thrushes of all types, Song, Mistle, Redwing, Fieldfare and so on.

Would you shoot them if they were legal here in UK and Ireland?

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My guess is that most rough shooting folk probably would.


Personally, I would not.


#2 gerron

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 04:13 pm

cant see the point myself,they dont do any harm unless they are tasty then maybe i would but i'v never eaten any and havnt heard of anyone else eating them

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 04:36 pm

Back in the mid seventies we had a group of italian guns come over for a weekends rough shooting and stalking and they started blasting pretty much everything that moved apart from being hazardous to health I can't for the life of Me see the point in shooting little songbirds?

#4 watchman

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 04:40 pm

cant see any point in it at all to be honest,but then we havnt been brought up with them seen as legitimate quarry,unlike some of our foreign cousins :thumbs:

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:45 pm

Same thing happens in Malta! I seriously doubt any roughshooter would consider shooting songbirds if they were on the list I certainly would'nt :no: especially as a lot of them are in decline? many used to be shot in orchards in the UK years ago especially thing like bullfinch'es not as a potential food scource but because they were regarded as Pests

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:54 pm

I know of a Greek boke who killed a crow with a sling shot and cooked it on my ex girls coal fire :clapper: maybe we're missing out :hmm::laugh:
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#7 theinvisiblescarecrow

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 09:09 am

No I wouldn't.
I feed songbirds in the garden.
I shoot Corvids & Squirrels to give them a helping hand in the breeding season.
Spotty yooofs with cheap air guns shoot bottles, cans & songbirds on public land.
I'm not a spotty yoof.

#8 Hywel

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:23 pm

Nope, don't see any reason whatsoever to shoot them?

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 06:00 pm

Some people are just desperate to kill anything. Maybe it's because they have such a hard time killing things which try and avoid being killed. If i shot thrushes/black birds when out for my evening walk with the 410, i'd have bin liners full! But there would be no point what so ever. I'm not that desperate to kill. One rabbit is a greater feet than 10 song birds.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 06:07 pm

Hi lads,

So the Italians, Romanians and French etc like to shoot thrushes of all types, Song, Mistle, Redwing, Fieldfare and so on.

Would you shoot them if they were legal here in UK and Ireland?

http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

My guess is that most rough shooting folk probably would.


Personally, I would not.



Well I guess that is what makes us different, we don't eat the "Turdus" :clapper:

#11 bouncer

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:49 pm

definitely not :no: :no: :no: i love hearing them sing early in the mornings.

#12 Dakaras

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 12:14 am

Nope deffo not......Saw a bird fly over Gozo once was like the Battle for Malta all over again guns shooting at the poor fella

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:44 am

you would need quite a few to get a good feed, i do not fancy it myself :drink:

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:23 pm

I know of a Greek boke who killed a crow with a sling shot and cooked it on my ex girls coal fire http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... maybe we're missing out http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

mushroom years ago after branching crows traditionaly the farmers wife used to bake squab pies :sick: waste not want not

#15 hily

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:27 pm

NO i would'nt but please tell me why you think that qoute MOST ROUGH SHOOTING FOLK PROBABLY WOULD :boxing:




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