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Stavross

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About Stavross

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  • Birthday 30/04/1978

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    Teesside
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    All thing outdoors, if I've got my wellies on I'm happy

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  1. It’s lashing down here now, I’m not bothered what the weather is like I just need to get out, I start getting cabin fever if I spend to much time inside
  2. early release for good behaviour ? The way things are going on here they’ll have you signing on to probation good that you are back on, I don’t think this section can afford to lose any more, fingers crossed sausage, coot and Gav will make a comeback I was going to go out after a doe this afternoon but after been dragged around Teesside Park Christmas shopping, that was that out the window, I’ll definitely be out at something tomorrow, I can’t go the whole weekend without being out
  3. My mate’s wife hoovers theirs and it stands the pile back up, I wouldn’t recommend it because once you put it down you put a lot of kiln dried sand on it and the more you hoover it the more sand you take out of it, I’d just recommend to brush it against the pile with a stiff yard brush
  4. Even though you are mobile you must have a fixed contact for post, doctors etc, so if have you could apply for a SGC, do you know anyone that has a SGC ? I have a mate who lives in a caravan, he keeps his shotgun at another lad’s house in his cabinet, although it’s his gun it’s on both of their certificates, but as paulus said contact your local FEO, because they all have different ways of going about things
  5. No squirrel feeders because the buggers hammer my pheasant feeders, I’m starting to see a lot now, I just don’t have the time to sit and wait for them, shot 2 today once I’d zeroed the .22 and I suppose they all count
  6. Have you just spent time putting foil around a funnel to take that picture you have to much time on your hands
  7. There’s a lot of disease around here at the minute, I was talking to next doors keeper and he said micro plasma is in his birds and looking at one I found today it showed all the signs apart from it wasn’t stick thin, my keeper mate on a commercial told me another bacterial infection that his birds have got but I can’t remember the name of it, he said they are all looking for other job’s because they have been told it will be scaled down next season, he thinking of taking a position on a family shoot in Devon, it doesn’t look like things will improve any time soon
  8. Up feeding today and although I found a couple of dead what I seen that was upright was looking in good nick, they were very hungry as I tend to leave them a bit longer after we have shot to let them make their way home, if we only had a couple of days left I would of been over the moon with what I seen, Gordon’s pen, piggeries ruff side, tip drive and roadside drive are holding the majority of the birds at the minute so they will be the main drives a week on Saturday and hopefully the following Saturday ( Christmas shoot ) they will still be holding birds as that’s my day when I put on the ho
  9. They are an odd bunch the game shooters, they turn up a few times a year and expect everything to go to plan and don’t seem to have any idea how much work goes into it
  10. I totally agree with you, but the way it is at the minute it seems we are fighting a losing battle, I’ve just been to the farm and lad there said the same thing, in his head it needs a break but there’s a lot of jobs at stake, it would affect him also as he supplies a lot of feed wheat, there just doesn’t seem a way out of it, I’m up at the shoot now and I’ve already found 2 dead just on the tracks we’ll just carry on as in my mind the best thing to do is shoot what you can
  11. That micro plasma has never gone away, I’m still seeing birds up at the shoot with it, I’ve found a couple that have scratched themselves blind, it doesn’t seem as prevalent as previous years but I do think it wouldn’t do game shooting any harm to have a season off
  12. I’ve never come across that, they have brought loads of new products out to look after it, anti bacterial shampoos, people think that once it’s down, that’s it, but you need to look after it, keep it clean and brush it, some that I’ve put down a couple of years ago still look new because it’s been looked after, the one I repaired today has been down about 6 months and it looks terrible, covered in bird sh*t and full of weeds
  13. It’s not looking good, 2 more confirmed cases around us, at the minute we are ok but I’d be surprised if we see the season out, as SL said it’s not been good from the start although we got a percentage of what we normally put down they were not the quality we expected from the supplier and were basically give a mix of ages of what he had left
  14. It looks nice in the right place, this is a really modern barn conversion so it suits it, I don’t think I’d put it down in my garden because even if you put the most expensive stuff down it still looks like fake grass, it’s really good if you have dogs or for kids to play on because it dries out really quickly and you can wash it
  15. He’s an absolute clown he put an off cut of grass down, then put his log burner on it and couldn’t work out that the log burner would get hot and melt the grass
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