VERY bad news.......
Posted 22 November 2008 - 04:36 pm
Posted 22 November 2008 - 04:39 pm
what fool shoot a cow?
in the head
Posted 22 November 2008 - 04:48 pm
Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:15 pm
Not good news Deker http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... The only positive to come out of this is that the landowner knows it's not you.My shooting partner & i had a similar problem this summer not with livestock but a dead pheasent stuck up in a tree.The landowner was informed that it had been put in the tree to be used as target practice http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... he knew we'd never do anything like that & when we got the bird down from the tree it had trussed itself up with bailing twine....just shows how easy some people jump to conclusions & point the finger http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
I was thinking along the same lines, if it was shot with the 12g, well thats fairly obvious, but could it have been done with a crossbow, similar entry wound to a non penetrating rifle shot ???? just a thought
Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:21 pm
Posted 22 November 2008 - 07:01 pm
Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:04 pm
Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:36 pm
Thats terrible mate , but good news he knows its not you , this is part of the reason i `Always` ring to say when im going on my permission then there`s no confusion , plus the fact, if im lamping and they see a lamp going over the fields , they know its me because ive rung http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
What you have written is what I ALWAYS do - even if the land owner has said " just help yourself, come and go as you please"
Because what has happened on Deker's permission could happen to any of us and it could be that we become the culprit especially if we are the sole user of that ground.
Lets face it poaching is on the rise and morons shooting at night out of a truck window at anything with eyes is becoming quite common. In my area 2 years ago a woman had her horse shot one night by a poacher who perhaps thought the horse was a red hind.
I therefore cant strongly recommend to this forum's members that they should phone/leave a message or text their landowner before setting off. Why should you potentially lose the right to shoot on land because of a drive by poacher.
I am sorry that this has happened to you Deker and trust the farmer stays on your side and lets you continue shooting on this land. For the rest of us, we must protect ourselves with the only option available of contacting the farmer prior to setting out.
Posted 22 November 2008 - 09:07 pm
This is where insurance comes into play to compensate the owner.
BUT it could NEVER compensate the owner for all the time put into the breading of an animal.
Dont mean to be a stickler in respect of detail but if the insurance is on the correct basis then the loss of the beast itself, together with the loss of income and any furture market value can be insured. Depends on the insurer / broker.
Posted 22 November 2008 - 09:10 pm
we had a case over here in co. fermanagh when a young child was hit in the head with a .22 bullet(thank god he lived). The guy that fired the bullet did not come forward after appeals from police etc .After a long time the police arrested and charged a local farmer (think he was anyway) and he was convicted.Believe they used the rifling on bullet to find gun.
Not sure why he did not come forward , he would have to be living under a stone not to know what was going on and the fact police were looking for someone.
Posted 22 November 2008 - 09:19 pm
I've been is completely unrelated situations whereby just because I enjoy a certain pastime, I've been tarred with a brush, wrongly.
Deker, do you also inhabit a site that begins with MCNN????
Edited by McSparkie, 22 November 2008 - 09:21 pm.
Posted 22 November 2008 - 09:24 pm
Gutted for you.....Hope it all comes out in the wash!!!
Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:18 pm
Now if it was this other guy, he needs to be very firmly dealt with. These cows are mostly f***ing huge, somewhere around or over the tonne mark I should think. You simply cannot confuse it with something else, so I wouldn't rule out a deliberate act, which is a whole different can of worms.
I can see the farmer saying that shooting can continue but in daylight only, which wouldn't be the end of the world, but the foxes there are very crafty so it would make life difficult.
Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:29 pm
Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:17 pm
I have cattle on two of the larger of my permissions, and often lamp them at night, but it's so bloody obvious what they are! Foxes aren't four foot off the ground.
Whoever was there shooting and shot it, shouldn't be able to look at a gun again let alone fire one.
Ballistics will clear you Deker if it comes to that
I hope that it does calm down and blow over, along with you keeping hold of your Shooting there. He must know in his mind that the chances of you doing something so idiotic, plain doesn't fit the bill.
Best of Luck.
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