can I shoot Barnacle Geese
Posted 08 February 2009 - 01:30 pm
Is it OK to shoot and eat these or are they a protected species?
Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:22 am
However, the Islay and Ireland population tend to be from Greenland, this population can sustain hunting pressures (larger unlimited breeding population unlike limited and restricted range Svalbard population) and it is currently being disscussed in the Scottish parliament if a pay-to-hunt scheme can be set up to cover the costs of control and grazing management of the Islay populations that is currently costing the Scottish Parliament thousands of pounds.
So, there may be a basis for an application for a licence to "scare" barnacles using shooting (without actually killng them) or indeed to shoot them, if they are the greenland Barnacles and you use the Scottish Parliament commissioned reports as evidence in your application.
Do they taste good? Well I certainly could not say having never accidently taken the only one that happned to be in a very close range pack of 2000 pinks, but probably!
Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:38 pm
Posted 09 February 2009 - 03:01 pm
blast away mate , tell anyone who asks that you thought they were small canada geese http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
As the HL is google searchable I dont think that'll work now!
Anyway, it has allready been shown not to be a "just" reason to claim it was an accident when it comes to shooting Barnacles, and there are very few small Canada race birds in the UK.
Mark, on an estuary, you have NO hope. Just learn their calls and avoid shooting at them.
Posted 19 November 2009 - 02:35 pm
Edited by rhillco, 19 November 2009 - 02:36 pm.
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