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    Working border types

    Ive hunted with borders the last 20 odd years. In that time ive also had blacks, reds and a russell in the kennels here . But always a couple of borders . im now at a dead end, with a good solid digging bitchthat has gone 9 years old, and her nephew a dog of 4 years old . Bitch hasnt gone in pup with the last 2 matings . Both are bred around flanback lines . i would be happy to buy a bitch pup from the right lines, any suggestions? Out 3 days a week with hounds, references available.
  2. Looking forwards to this now . Roll on saturday
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    Accidents Can Happen...............

    There was only one fred dibnagh.
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    Proposals To Ban Nighttime Hunting

    In 2015 it was agreed that stakeholders would meet with a firearms panel to discuss amendments to laws regarding liscencing and storeage of guns . To address this the "sports coalition" which some irish lads have heard of was formed, mostly target shooters, the wild deer association, and the nargc. The nargc pulled away from this after some time, because of various reasons. It turns out now that the sports coalition havd proposed new laws that would ban lamping and hunting between 12 midnight and 6 am. This would see an end to trapping also, unreal that one group of hunters could do this on other groups. Have a read on the nargc website, they have an online petition running.
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    Lidle Find

    Greyman,fairplay for getting out and setting your trailcams, its the first step in what could be a long process. However, you need to practice your positioning of thd cameras, your footage is completely destroyed by the ir glare from the chicken wire. Set your trail cam somewhere else, with a clear view of the area you want to film. even a blade of grass can destroy a night time clip. Enjoy your time out in the woods!
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    Video Of Huntsman Spearing Charging Boar

    As has been said, balls of steel! Amazing to think that apart from his clothing this scene probably hasnt changed in three hundred years, just a plucky hunter, his hounds and a spear. I remember capstick wrote about a latvian hunter traveled to brazil to become a famous loepard hunter. He trailed them with mixed breed dogs that would keep out of harms way with the leopard, until the hunter caught up with the fray. Facing down a leopard with a spear in tbe masso grosso swamp was preferrable, because the cover didnt allow the use of a rifle. Hell of a way to make a living ! I think the guys name was sasha siemel.
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    Terrier Quiz.

    ^^what this man said^^
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    Terrier Quiz.

    Earth stopping is done in the area to be hunted , to keep the foxes above ground and in the covers to be drawn. Back in he day earths within 6 or eight miles would be "put to" to block in foxes in underground, and out of the way inareas where they would expect to run to, to prevent the hunted fox being lost and a fresh fox found. All in the glory days when labour was dirt cheap, and men knew the countryside like the back of their hand .
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    Fox Hunt 1914 Enjoy 👍

    Kinda have to wonder how good were the good old days? Watch the huntsman right on his hounds heels, leaving them no space to check, same as he hits the wall top of the stone wall, jumping right in the middle of his pack. Watch the doghounds standing and wont draw in. This would have been the golden age in foxhunting, before fashion drove the foxhound to near ruin. A lot to be said for hunting with a small unfashionable foot pack!
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    Fox Hunt 1914 Enjoy 👍

    Great find, can anyone identify the pub at the meet?
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    Grey Partridge Feeding With Hoppers

    Realistically id say that is the only way to keep the rooks away. The gwct published a study last year that said you loose 67 % of your wheat to vermin. lm told that partridge will spend time picking smaller seed that crows wont bother with.
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    Grey Partridge Feeding With Hoppers

    Hi lab,im sure that kibbled maize would suit the partridge, but wouldnt it be about the same size as a grain of wheat? The reason i was going to try the smaller seed size was to avoid the issue of rooks and jackdaws emptying the hoppers.
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    Grey Partridge Feeding With Hoppers

    Id imagine that the paired birds have settled in their territories at this stage. Im hoping a hopper will reduce the hens time off the nest, and better chance of producing a hatch. What happens with these chicks is anybodys guess. This is an area of intensive farming,close cropped fields, a rotation of sheep and cattle in the paticular spot where the birds are, still something seems to keep them here since october.
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    Grey Partridge Feeding With Hoppers

    Any idea of the mix in this? I was expecting to have to buy a few sacks and mix it up myself.
  15. Hi all, we released some pen reared grey partridge on our club land last autumn, and it seems several pairs have now taken territories . Im interested in putting out a hopper to help these birds ,we generally dont continue feeding after march . Its a case of whenever the hoppers run empty after the shooting season they are left until birds are going out on the ground again. Not ideal but we are a small club and at this time of year we are busy trapping vermin. Im thinking of a hopper with a mix of seed other than wheat or barley, something that the crows wont bother with. im told that partridge will spend the time picking the small seeds such as linseed, millet and hemp. each pair could have a few hoppers close to where we think the hen will nest. As we are only talking a couple of hoppers volume of seed wont be huge. Any one tried this before?