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Land Permission

Hello i am wanting to have my fireamrs certificate approved and i only need approved land permission would anyone be able to help me out with this, i am willing to help with vermin control.     anyone?

Logun18

Logun18

 

NEW MEMBER IN CHESHIRE

HI I LIVE NEAR DELAMERE FOREST IN CHESHIRE & HAVE A 3YEAR OLD PATTERDALE BITCH - WHO I AM HAVING MATED IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. WOULD LIKE TO START GOING OUT FERRETTING AND IF ANYONE IN THE LOCAL AREA WOULDN'T MIND ME TAGGING ALONG WITH THEM LET ME KNOW. ALSO INTERESTED IN SHOOTING, MAINLY PHEASANT OR PIGEON. WOULD LIKE TO START GETTING INTO FALCONARY TOO! CHEERS CHIRPY

chirpy

chirpy

 

Protecting our rights to gun security!

I am concerned about the risk from Local Council Rate Reviewers. These will be the people that come around to your house to look at what features and benefits your house has that the council can tax you on! You may think there is no risk, but I can assure you there is. The risk comes from unknown and largely unwelcome people looking around your property and nosing about where it is not welcome, especially where gun cabinets are kept! I can remember being told by the police officer that came to look at my first cabinet that I should not mention or otherwise discuss where it is kept, for good reason based on gun security. So, the council inspector comes around and looks in all the rooms and spies a gun cabinet, what guarantee is there that he is not going to discuss his days work with anyone, or someone that just happens to be curious about his job to strike up such a conversation as to get such information? In the event these people try to get into my house they will be refused on the ground of personal security, I am I right or wrong to do so?

Guest

Guest

 

fox chase

I took fionn and the dogs for a walk this evening before dark. Jack ban smelled something and took off when we got close to tony hallie's pines. Fionn, liath and myself went down to the old fox earths by the shore. We thought jack must have gone to ground. Then a fox came walking along 20 meters away bold and cheeky looking. It was nice to have fionn get such a good close look at one. The fox had real cheeky look about him. Maybe he was sneaking away from jack who was'nt in the earths. As we were up in the pines and the fox was walking down along the shoreline it never saw us. But Liath gave a wee growl and then ran down trying to get down the rocks after him. That blew our cover. Fionn wanted to chase it as well. I was tired but i let them have they're fun. I had to carry liath and fionn down the rocks though and that gave the fox a good lead. Liath went into destroy mode and started charging at bushes and everything on the shore, it was getting a wee bit dark. She picked up the trail and we followed it into a field badly overgrown with brambles and bracken. The fox was doubling back to his den and trying to loose us in the thicket. Then I heard old jack barking. Jack was trying to hold him in the briers at the top of the field. The last time i chased closely behind a fox with jack it did the same thing. I think they call that doubling back when they try to loose you in thick cover then going around in a circle to where they started. I don't know if jack remembered that or if it was just a coincidence that he met the fox at the top of the field and held him in his cover. I had to put fionn up on my shoulders to get through the thorns. Fionn started getting scared when we got close to the barking. Then we got really stuck in the briers. Liath is good in cover but it was to thick for her to move fast enough. By the time we were got up to jack the fox had bolted and it was getting dark. Jack gave me a look that said what took you so long then we off after the trail. We followed a wee bit back to the earths then it got dark so we went home. So the fox out maneuvered us again. It was good fun though i wish i had a camera with me.

kvnmcwebn

kvnmcwebn

 

nearly injured

The beddlington was going mad today so i took her to the magher(5 miles of dunes covered with maram grass and rabbits). I had the jack russel on the lead cause he runs wide there. We walked up on the ridge looking down on the grass patches were rabbits feed at night. The beddy picked up a line and ran ahead. I was walking in a minature dune valley closed in on both sides walking upwards. Next thing i see a flash of brown and white flying straight to me at eye level. I felt either air or a light brush on my neck as it past. I though i just startled a snipe but it was quite. I turned around and there was a rabbit landing on its ass. The beddy must have been chasing it down the trail towards us, when it saw the russell it jumped for its life nearly missing my jugular. I didnt know they could launch like that.   I send the jack russel after it but in reached a burrow. still havent got nothing.   -kevin

kvnmcwebn

kvnmcwebn

 

My Pups so far

Ok just got into terriers this year never had working terriers before so i guess you could say it was an eye opener. I have kept and bred staffords for years and thought they could be hard work. Anyway wanted to give digging a try and after been out twice with mates and am addicted. I didnt really take time in choosing a specific type of dog or any particular lines alltough this seems to be very important. Well anyway i saw an advert in the paper for lakelands thought sounds good phoned the breeder asked if they where working he said yes so i bought one. I wanted a bitch but they had all gone so settled for a dog eight weeks old black and tan rough coated named him Logan after they x man brought him home to his newley built kennel and that was that. Logan was and still is a great pup a little fiery had his moments but 99% of the time great fun. Got loads of great advice from mates and after a few teething problems ie. breaking him to ferrets then i think he's turning in to a good wee dog. he's seven months now. Right now on to Daisy shes a Patterdale got her three months after getting Logan shes was eight weeks kind of brown with a black strip from head to tail and smooth coated. She's a great wee character. On this occasion i new what dogs she came off of and they are really good workers. Shes quite small compared to my lakey but got a strong head very energetic she had a pechant for pooing in the kennel when she was really young but it seems to have stoped she'snearly four months now. And last but certainly no means least we come to Buster ahh Buster a dog who could only be observed as completely f$£%*&^g mad. I got Buster from the same gentleman whom i got Dasiy from though from my understanding he is from different breeding. The sire is a dog called Buck i think he's in the countrymans weekly at stud quite a lot. Anyway Buster is , was a hand full at first growling and fighting over food bowls but with a bit of work this has now stopped. He also had his moments with the lakey nothing that bad but again things have with a bit of work settled down. Hes a patterdale jrt cross black with a white chest wire coated. Hyperactive though calming down week buy week heas small and for a puppy quite muscular. A few pepole think he got a bit of a snipey head but i dont see it but again i still very much a novice so this may be the case any way hes six months now. A few months ago the neighbour a few doors up found a rat in his bin. So i borrowed a live catch trap caught a 3/4 grown sow rat put it in the bin with logan. Very stupid i know but at the time thought it was the right thing to do. anyway Logan sits and stairs at me with a look that says what the f$*k are you doing and did nothing so lifted him out and shot the rat. Took some stick for that but i it was just a moment of fevered impatience for i am normally very patient. The same situation ocured the other day only this time there were two in the boy up the roads bin. After reeding some of the topics on the fourm i knew the best way to go about it i tilted the bin over so the dogs could see them the dogs started to go crazy there was a 3/4 grown rat and a youngi had Logan and buster the only reason i took Buster was the man i got him from had told me he had taken a few mice before. So Buster go launching down in to the bin and grabs the first rat i panic and tip the bin over and out rushes the bigger of the two Buster has a grip on his rat shaking so hard and theres logan rampaging all over the mates garden trying to catch the rat. When he does and it bites his lip which sent him a bit naughty for a few second ther was a show of real venom in him when he took hold of the rat it was over very quickly needles to say i was over the moon. So this is my dogs so far the two boys get walked 5 miles everyday on a bike track near my house the bitch is still a bit small shes got the garden and the run witch is a bout 10ft by 10ft square slabed base.

inverclydefoxer

inverclydefoxer

 

Glorias story

I have always had stray animals that no one else wanted, dogs cats & ferrets mainly, when i arrived home from work one night i was greeted by my animal hating husband with '' theres someone here to see you'' i thought he ment my mother   It was a bloody ferret a skinny tick ridden ferret   Oh joy of joys another ferret , i dont want another ferret, well what could i do , she was tucking into some meat & was as expected very quiet, so she was bedded down for the night & then the following day she was checked over   She was covered in vasoline to sort the ticks , she picked up no end when she was rid of the horrible things.   After a few weeks she gained loads of weight and started to look much better       Then by week 4 i noticed her weight gain was really noticable i had a feeling she was pregnant oh lovely well this was confirmed by the vets , so around 3 weeks later she gave birth to a kit , we assumed she had given birth to others as well, but we didnt disturb her & she seemed to settle.   The following morning i checked she was ok but for some reason i couldnt settle, so i chanced getting her out the cage & having a look at her, thank god i did , her stomach was still huge & hard   I rang the vets & they said bring her donw right away , we took her & they did an ultrasound & confirmed there was at least 1 ferret still inside , but it was dead   She behaved perfectly throughout & was given oxytocin & calcium to help her pass the dead kits. she did this within an hour of gettting home thankfully     1 healthy kits being fed & washed todeath   The kit progressed quickly & thrived well, Gloria was an excellent mom & did all the hard work.   just making sure she didnt stray away from the nest   The kit named Charley developed very quickly & was soon munching on meat & as she was the only kit she grew so fast , she changed colour daily , so we didnt know what she was going to be like for sure untill she was fully grown.   Her mom did a splendid job rearing her , she was never far away , the kit wasnt to bad handling either , then she started to get rough with her mom dragging her round & generally being naughty, so i decided as the hobs had come out of season to try her with them , there much more used to such rough treatment   What a little madam she has turned out to be, she rules the roost & squeels at them & has regular hissy fits if she cant get her own way , so she was re named '' hell kit'' a complete bratt if i am honest, she bites me daily has a real attitude problem with any kind of autority   Charley at a few weeks old   geting bigger   lovely colour   little tart   Well glorias come along way, she has been sick, given birth & now looks fantastic a shiney thick coat she now has     She loves a cuddle     the love of his life   Charly the kit was re homed to a friend & has started working , earning her keep   I think in view of Glorias problems she will be speyed this year, once the vets given her the onceover & she has had a good check up, she is rolling round on her back a lot i have noticed, trying to attract chesters attention the slut

Kay

Kay

 

sheep and pheasants.

I just went out with the dogs and they flushed a pheasant. Been seeing a lot of them over the last week or two, flushed four or five, males and females. The jrt was nearly on top of one when it took off. Flushed a few snipes as well. The jrt went to ground in the undigable earth near my house again. Hes been down a few times so im not afraid of him getting stuck in anymore.   He chased a flock of sheep as well, I couldn't believe it i thought he was long over that. Its like he thinks the craic of it is worth the punishment, dont know what to do at this point., I have been asked to take him out to a sheep farm in the spring after fox...very frustrated. I might have to post this on the forum...   edited to say that after a couple more months the jrt is rock solid with sheep, but now the beddy is worrying them. Unbelievable, i had her around sheep since she was eight weeks old. She is going to be a lot harder to break than he was given her fiery nature and comparative lack of intelligence.

kvnmcwebn

kvnmcwebn

 

red hare

Went out with my jrt and the bedlington pup for a sunday walk. Went down to the moore beside the bay to see if i could flush any birds. Had the boy with me. We were down for 10 minutes and the jack flushed a snipe. Then he picked up a hot scent and started trailing in circles through the rushes. It was a hard place to follow a scent because the ground is broken up by deep drains that run into the sea, they have to be jumped. I left him at the scent for a half hour or so and he wasnt making much progress. The boy wanted to go home but i want want to teach him the patience of a hunter. I thought i must have been a fox as there are no rabbits left in the area. Started walking home and the jack picked up something on the opposite side of a small tractor lane across from the moore. He had to be lifted up a rocky hill then he was away down the other side into some thick reeds and rushes hot on the trail. We walked up a hill on the other side. After i got to the top i looked down and saw a large red hare slowly weaving through the rushes. She was trying to figure out what was after her. The the jrt was closing in though and she broke her cover for the field. She stopped there for a minute until the jrt came out then she opened up bigtime. The boy and i watched her run the field flat out. I dont think ive ever seen an animal run that fast, with such awesome acceleration. I was up in the heather a week ago and he flushed a rabbit as well. Out of thick gorse. Hes getting to be pretty good for a dog out of "house pet" lines.

kvnmcwebn

kvnmcwebn

 

another fox escape

was out in the dunes a week ago. Saw some rabits eating at the bottom of one, i knew the holes were at the top. I walked up towards the top to let the jrt run down at them for the craic. Before we got there we startled a large fox. It flushed only 10meters from me. What a rush. The jrt couldnt keep up with him in the maram grass though. He lost us in no time.

kvnmcwebn

kvnmcwebn

 

Bedlington Terrier

I developed an interest in hunting small game shortly after I was given a jack russell nearly two years ago. I dont shoot myself and also am reluctant to hunt quary underground because i dont know what im doing. So my plan was to start off on rabbits. I started looking into lurchers recently and to be honest its confusing to a beginner. All the different mixes different prices, you would have to know what you were doing. Then I found out about Bedlington Terriers. Yesterday by coincidence i fond a listing for pups from working lines. I drove ten hours round trip and paid a good bit for it. The guy was honest with me. He told me that he didnt know how this one would be but that its mother is deadly on rabbits and the father is the same on fox.   beddlington retreiving

kvnmcwebn

kvnmcwebn

 

The Red Deer of Dunlewy

red deer herd picture   I went out with my 300mm lense to try and get a shot of the red deer that live in the mountains nearby. After hiking through the bog for a while my jack russell found a game trail the led up a rugged hill{small mountain}. After a difficult two hours of following him up the mucky trail i gave up on whatever it was he was after and decided just to climb to the top of the hill instead. The last bit of the hill was very steep and when i reached the top i was exhausted. I was rewarded though, there was a small herd of red deer just on the next ridge and i managed to get off a couple exposures off before they were scared away. It happened fast and i wasnt ready so the shots were poor. Just out of curiosity has anyone else used jack russells to track deer?

kvnmcwebn

kvnmcwebn

 

Ferrets

I have kept ferrets for 13 ys & have some pics i would like to share   two old boys i had for yrs     My current hobs   George & ringo both very laid back ferrets     The kit from hell   Butter wouldnt melt     the wonderfully laid back Gloria       Wispa the latest addition, she yawned , she isnt an aggresive ferret   chester arrived all of a sudden, well seemingly i take in ferrets new to me like but here he is anyway rather a handsome chap

Kay

Kay

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