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About baldockbanks courser

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  • Birthday 13/11/1981

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    ameture boxing, mules and native birds, coursing, lamping, ferreting and Elvis presley music.

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  1. baldockbanks courser

    Sad to kill rabbits anymore.

    What's niave? The kepper shot 160 with a shotgun not me the keeper. Surely your not so niave to think the rabbits sitting in the corn are the only rabbits!? That was what got me the permission and that season I had good bags but at the end of the season there was still large numbers of rabbits at which point I stopped at seeing the first young rabbits in the doe rabbits for the breeding season. Next season they were almost gone the holes were almost empty were before they were very active. Makes me laugh that someone who has never been on that land doesn't know how many acres there were can come up with that assumption that shooting 160 from one large bit of land would have a 12 month delayed effect of a population collapse!!! And let's be honest to shot 160 the population was very healthy. I'm not some 16 year old out 7 days a week on a place with little game day n night all through the year, in fact I'd kneck the bucks to keep the land owner happy seeing a bundle of rabbits caught and let the ferreted does go again. I had 2 Lurchers and a couple of ferrets on a massive track of land and once I started on there the keeper my friend left them for my sport, no way in a million years would that cause the rabbits to disappear. Such assumptions.
  2. baldockbanks courser

    Sad to kill rabbits anymore.

    It seems that way yes
  3. baldockbanks courser

    Sad to kill rabbits anymore.

    But what I'm getting at obviously is as a rule people aren't nocturnal, If youv hunted muntjac you will know they are easier to take during the day as they rarely venture that far into open country at night so if you want to work a bushing terrier and lurcher in the absence of rabbits around me you'd have to work muntjac instead ( in the day ) if anyone is in ear shot in this busy country we live they draw a lot of attention and a lot of people would find that off putting to say the least so would be reluctant to change from hunting the rabbit. I find it very unnecessary people trying to make others look silly like you've tried to do there and reminds me why I have not been on here for years and just asked this question
  4. baldockbanks courser

    Sad to kill rabbits anymore.

    Regards to breeding litters of Lurchers. Absolutely no call for Collie cross rabbiting dogs or anything specially breed to carry out a hard nights lamping and run all night taking big bags of rabbits. In 5 years I couldn't tell you a time when i'v run a dog out and thought that's anoth for you girl let's call it a night and in all honesty my dogs never get fit so they don't actually take that much running out. I can't believe that in the past i'v had to sit by the hedge line waiting a few mins to let the dogs get thier tounge in before sending them out to yet another squating rabbit. All it is now is walk walk walk to find a few rabbits to run. Night vision is not helping fox numbers. If you can be bothered and you don't mind the agg involved there is plenty of deer about for a dog but with every field now being ditched in its pretty limited the amounts of hard nights you can give a dog, there is plenty of muntjac around but catching them in the day has its risks as they scream on contact from a Lurcher. As a former keen day time coursing man I don't like lamping hares so it's all pretty limited.
  5. baldockbanks courser

    Sad to kill rabbits anymore.

    Australia is slightly different isn't it? There is lots of reasons not to want or need a single rabbit over there. To an extent nobody in Britain wants the rabbit to disappear it props up the food chain and actually benefits our environment like stopping brambles taking over and keeping heathland as it is. I saw some clips of Australian rabbit control on you tube and it was all out war the didn't care how they died just as long as they did some of the old film the numbers were unreal! Literally any breed of dog could go in a bush and catch 1.
  6. baldockbanks courser

    Sad to kill rabbits anymore.

    Most good dog people will. It's like when you hear the drop in otter numbers were due to hunts. Wrong it was pollution, hunts were the ones who noticed the decline and stopped hunting them. I spoke to Simon Whitehead at a show a few years ago about this. Disease, rabbit proof fencing, thermal vision and yes Lurcher folk not Letting numbers recover have meant rabbits are no longer a pest any longer. I went on holiday in the lake District there's no rabbits there massive areas void of rabbits, it's sheep country they should be everywhere.
  7. baldockbanks courser

    Sad to kill rabbits anymore.

    I'v not been on here for years but just wanted to see how bad it really is everywhere concerning the collapse of rabbit numbers. 8-9 years ago a friend who works on a big farm estate on the Herts cambs boarders came to see me... Fetch your dogs n ferrets on here as much as you like and john's farms over run with them I'll get you on there too!!! That year my friend Richard who got me on that land, shot... and I will admit he's a great shot 160 rabbits cutting a corn field at harvest as they ran from the combine. This year he shot 2! I had a great season taking decent numbers with lamp n ferrets on most occasions, the next season they were gone and have never recovered, places I walked from the mid 90s up till then are now void of rabbits. I can walk for hours run a few rabbits come home with 1 or 2 even though the dogs are hardly missing many. I was always of the mindset of only take what is there to be harvested and frankly I'm taking the precious rabbits propping up the population. I love lurcher work but it doesn't seem right weakening an already struggling population. I'm the first to moan about greedy African poachers killing there struggling wild life and I'm felling hypocritical, I despise showing my dogs are out n out workers and I'm glad i'v only got 1 young lurcher now. Sorry to depress you all but wondering if anyone else fills the same way now i'v no doubt it's vhd 2 that's decimated the population.
  8. baldockbanks courser

    Dog Thief !!!!

    theres one doing the same on p4h buying dogs n just selling them at silly money An I the only one who doesn't see a problem with this? As soon as you give up the rights of ownership of a dog, it's got fuckall to do with you what happens to it. If you want a say in how a dogs kept, used, sold, etc, don't sell it or give it away, it's really that simple. i cant believe it baw, after years iv actually agreed with something you have said, talking some sense, instead of saying something for reactions or taking the pi*s, fair play! and no baldricks not your friend now!
  9. baldockbanks courser

    Large Reward! Dogs Stolen From Rspca

    what was your result in court in this case? They had to give my mates dogs back when we won our case it broke their hearts! I stuck my 2 fingers up behind my back in the court, the country side police and natural england " badger experts " where behind us in the public galary, when they said there was strong circumstantial evidence but... not guilty. they dropped a bollock in our case and we stuck together, you can beat them, the antis didn't fancy turning up outside the court case either, the shout and jump up and down at fox hunts, but "badger diggers" they dont fancy it unless its on " north west hunt sabs web site" safe behind a key board, all cowards rspca included.
  10. baldockbanks courser

    Specialist Rabbit Dogs?

    It's a bigger picture than that, dog work and ferreting always let's a few go by the nature of hunting, the ones you let go will be shot or Alundie of disease. It's the same with fox's.. If you see a field of young fox cubs after the stubble and think I'll leave them to grow up. The next week the knob heads with the red beam and bullet rifle have killed the lot. If you would have run them there's a good chance you'll educate 1 or 2 you miss. So youv a choice run them now or leave them for the guns? Worst is when it's shooting on arable with no pheasants for sport?! I watch them on you tube they sicken me.
  11. baldockbanks courser

    Specialist Rabbit Dogs?

    i ant making it up! looking it up all surveys have found it talking the entire country, your lucky at the moment my permission had heaps of rabbits till 3 years ago. when it gets to you it will be a sad day. so your saying there is more rabbits in britan now than 20 years ago?
  12. baldockbanks courser

    Specialist Rabbit Dogs?

    Tomo iv seen them rabbits on your gate! I'd have a rabbit Dog too if I had access to that ground! I used to be able to take good numbers and have dogs that are no better than others but they love a hard night on rabbits but these last 3 years iv hardly took any double figure bags and that's not because my dogs are worse. If you rabbit lads started coursing that wouldn't fu#k it, police, labour money and the dog thief's have done that. I don't go coursing anymore I just can't be bothered to change my name!!
  13. baldockbanks courser

    Specialist Rabbit Dogs?

    Would you see dead rabbits on top dead with vhd? It really saddens me to see farmers put r p fencing every were and people shooting rabbits and fox ( he must struggle too for dinner) for no real reason as what there is don't really do any damage and there struggling as it is. It won't happen but I'd like to see night vision band, what's sporting in pitting such technology against animals? The public could never understand the respect most of us hold for the rabbit.
  14. baldockbanks courser

    Specialist Rabbit Dogs?

    Why a 28 inch allrounder? I got 1 that's 25, 25 is perfect for any quarry if the heart is there. I just like to have the opportunity to slip on what's there. I don't think it's down to the weather, it's got to be vhd, from what I've herd.
  15. baldockbanks courser

    Specialist Rabbit Dogs?

    With numbers of rabbits being 48% down through out England in the last 20 years and I'd say more like % in the east and south east, why does anyone breed the likes of the whippet greyhound or the collie greyhound or whippet? I'm not knocking either cross it's just if a jobs redundant what's the point. now I know some like chasing plastic bags at shows etc but this is more a question for the working lurcher owner. I know people are going to quote the hunting act but the humble rabbits in big trouble, spots that used to move with rabbits are now wildlife desertand and the idiot bullet rifle owners don't help with what's left. I know we're not allowed but what needs controlling is the invasive grey squeral, mink and munt jac. If my dogs wernt allrounders thed never get enough work. I for one are very sad to see the rabbits decline.
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