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    Had a run out for a few hours a few days ago working the reeds and bolting a few
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    If ever we needed someone like Cromwell again it's now. This speech when he dissolved parliament is bloody spot on. OLIVER CROMWELL SPEECH – DISSOLUTION OF THE LONG PARLIAMENT 1653 Oliver Cromwell – Dissolution of the Long Parliament 1653 Dissolution of the Long Parliament by Oliver Cromwell given to the House of Commons, 20 April 1653. Oliver Cromwell’s Speech It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money. Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth? Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil’d this sacred place, and turn’d the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!” Oliver Cromwell – April 20, 1653
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    I'm really interested in seeing how they all turn out. I've been perfectly happy with my five pure-breds for the last nineteen years but I've been working them in the small fields and dense, bramble strewn woodlands of south 'am'shire where rabbits rarely run more than a few yards. However, we're hoping to move to Devon within the next few years so maybe I'll need something with longer legs. Not sure I can get on with that sneaky lurcher temperament though!
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    Went out at 5-30 and got laid up by 6-30 , at 7-30 I was watching 3 roe at 200 yards heading my way they came in to 100 yards , and the buck decided to go back into the wood , so I thought my chance had gone I was just about to crawl out from under the bush I was hiding in , when this pricked came out at 45 yards , I was in a fuffle as to my aim point at such short range , so turned the scope down to 2.5 and to the shot , it dropped on the spot with a boiler room hit the truck was a good 1/2 mile away as the fields are so wet I didn’t fancy getting stuck so decided to do the business there and then , back home know gun cleaned and he’s in the freezer atb
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    Very hard to add to what lads have already said on the thread but you’ve let know one down and I am sure your Ruth would want you to try to enjoy your life. I know it’s not as straightforward as it sounds but try and take up one of the very kind offers you’ve received it will help. Very sorry for your loss and I genuinely hope your health, both physically and mentally, improves very quickly. It probably feels like the wrong time but think about getting another dog maybe an older one, they help so much with the loneliness.
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    It worked out in the end and will be on his 3rd dig tomorrow .
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    I enjoy reading threads on here that offer decent advice or help people out. Also like reading about decent days out with decent pictures of dogs working. Never been fussed to see pictures of dogs with ‘kill’. Been some great threads on here but they seem to get ruined.
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    Yes I’m my experience. I’ve got a massive Hobart mincer that can easily take a whole rabbit but no matter what size plate I use sooner or later the skin wraps around the worm and blocks it ... I’ve spoken to my mate who owns a butcher and he has said the same thing ... what may work which I haven’t tried is puting them through partly frozen which would make the skin less pliable .......
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    Just for the record I love everybody
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    He's growing oil seed rape Rez, so I should see damage to those crops and wood pigeons shortly. The other farms I shoot are spring barley and wheat - so a long wait to shoot woodies there. The nursery is well controlled now for rabbits but squirrels are about. Another permission has an old strip of woodland through it which holds squirrel and rabbits. No mention of the GL from any of the farmers other than they think its stupid
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    Tbh think these days people just can’t be assed they just keep there head down an do there thing they keep there dogs well an work them to please there selfs How it should be they can’t be assed to be adding pictures of a few rabbits or be worrying about what people Think or grading there dogs for them over the internet it’s a pointless exercise just for a couple of thumbs ups
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    The section is also limited due to legislation, rats and rabbits.... Ferreting section might be more happening, but cover is still well up not had a frost yet and ain't no rush for me, watching them run does for me at the mo....
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    yes i ended up with a fookin lurcher thanks to you ...
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    Cheers for the kind words Wilf, but I completely agree with the lads posts...its a bit cliche but it really is a group effort, everyone contributes one way or another and you dont have to worry about arguments....there is nothing to argue about.... as long as you can handle a bit of a piss take and banter anyone would enjoy it.... As Sid G says the place we've held it the last few years cant do enough for us, they are close friends of mine but talk about lads off here everytime I see them now.. lol
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    The comp often gets mentioned on threads like this....and that I believe is because 99% of us would get on in the real world, lots have been to the weekend and there has been no real fall outs, in fact in the main I'd say most of us who go end up friends...we all share the same interest pretty much, so it ain't that hard to get along.... I've made proper mates off of here, I was fishing with one last week and ferreting with another on Wednesday, lads off here have helped me out with dogs, ferrets, shared permission, one lad even left a dozen peeler crabs out for me to pick up from his house before I'd even met him! some have done some work for me, I've tried to help some out and loads have helped me out... I think the point is loads of the crap written on here just wouldn't happen in the real world...I think in the main you can get a pretty good idea of people by what they post... Gnasher and Max's thing is none of my business but it looks to me like banter gone too far...but that would never happen face to face, you can gauge reactions and know the banter has gone too far...
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    i had a thing with a russell bitch i got her off a lad at a show for 50 quid rescue job i`d of paid more . full of mange skinny as fook 3 litters at 3 year old i said to the mrs she`ll never have another litter i got her right she won the odd show and grafted like fook for me lived to the ripe old age of 19 and is buried in my orchard if i`d of gone through my life with working terriers with more like her i`d been a happy man ...
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    I've done some things in my time but I guarantee..... I would smash the fuuck out of that at 4am on a Saturday morning
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    and here am i trying to find a hare for a run,their as scarce as hens teeth around my way ,if i got 2 or 3 runs in a week id be over the moon,,,that is shameful carry on ,how could you be proud and pose for such a woeful act ...
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    I know a few shoots that do that and it's because the coursing boys drive fields and threaten the land owners if caught,stop driving the land and stop being div w*nkers and they won't have to do it.As fpr chucking them in a hedge there worth from a fiver to eight quid so they sure don't get dumped by my keepers..
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    Wankers! Cheers, D.
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    Used to be a 3 legger at the South Devon Kennels called Tripod .Black dog with white spots .Seen it do a few shifts myself with no great dramas .They are great adapters to loss of limbs in a very short time .Id be inclined to give the dog the benefit mate and amputate the leg as low as possible .
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    Yes mate, in her younger days with her litter sisters.........what a litter