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#1 RemyBolt

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 02:47 pm

Simple enough question, would it be possible?



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:19 pm

Yes
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#3 forest of dean redneck

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:28 pm

Ducks on the ground easy,in the air no.
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:31 pm

possible yes,not very productive though,had the odd one over the years on small ponds within a golf course,maybe if you went all out with deeks and a hide you might get a few more


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:05 am

Nice one. Thank you. There's a pond next to the chicken farm I do pest control on. I asked the farmer about the duck. He said the numbers might be a little high, so I could take a couple out for him, providing he got one for the pot.

 

Grub's up!



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:13 am

your not allowed to shoot wildfowl with lead so i would say no.


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:24 am

when i was a lad was out with a mate and he says im gunna shoot that duck off pond(with air rifle) i says if ya shoot it your going in for it , well it was mid november and fecking cold, he normally couldnt hit his foot never mind a duck at 20 metres, but he did, clean head shot, duck rolls over, he looks at me with a look of terror, then without even taking his boots of walks into pond, as he goes it gets deeper and deeper until hes up to his neck and just about manages to grab duck, emerges like a mythical beast steaming and shaking like a shiteing dog , gives me the duck , doesnt say a word and walks home , about 2 miles , i was just pissing myself didnt see him for a week or so , laughing my ass of remembering this......................point is dont shoot it if a cant retrieve it :)


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:26 am

dont forget about duck shooting season ! 1st september to 31st january


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:30 am

Used to shoot ducks of the beck/small rivers with a air riffle.. 

 

Good shot in the crop with a heavy pellet.. 

 

Used to take a landing net  :laugh:


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#10 RemyBolt

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:37 am

your not allowed to shoot wildfowl with lead so i would say no.

Nice one! I'll be buying some steel pellets for Duck Season!



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 02:48 pm

remember a few years back me and a mate stopped at another mates farm and used to take it in turns every few hours to go for a quik wander around with my airgun, my mate had decided it was his turn to go, and i watched him walk of down the hill. As he reached the bottom, a brace of mallard came over him at what looked to me about 90yrds! i watched him raise the gun and swing thru,and i thought "not a cat in hells chance!!" then i watched the drake fall out the sky stone fecking dead, :icon_redface:  you should have seen the bloody smile on his face when he turned round to see if anybody had seen it lol he was a bit modest and said they were defo no further than 50yrds but from where i was stood it was an amazing shot! went and picked the duck and yep stone dead, but never found where the pellet had hit it? i was winding him saying it had spotted his ginger mug and died laughing lol he still brings it up now in the pub from time to time, i just deny all knowlage lol :laugh:  and this was in september by the way before anybody starts :tongue2:


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 06:03 pm

your not allowed to shoot wildfowl with lead and your not allowed to shoot them with a single projectile (English law Scotland maybe different)

1954 wild birds act



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 06:08 pm

your not allowed to shoot wildfowl with lead and your not allowed to shoot them with a single projectile (English law Scotland maybe different)

1954 wild birds act

catapult out the question then :D



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:31 pm

catapult just make sure you put more than 1 steel bb in it.lol



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:32 pm

I cant see any mention of any guns or projectiles in the 1954 wild bird act other than the bore of shot guns.
http://www.legislati...1954/30/enacted

Edited by treecreeper, 24 April 2014 - 07:34 pm.





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