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Maximus Ferret

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  1. 2 hours ago, Ferretman65 said:

    But the greyhounds Lads have a right to there way too they don't want to put muzzles on the dogs it's law makes them do it as you say each to there own all the best 👍 

    They should never have started with the muzzle thing. It's a stupid and cruel idea. If a hare is caught the most humane end is for it to be killed promptly by the hound.

    Park coursing is not to my taste either. Hares are used to being chased by predators but being boxed up and moved creates prolonged stress and in my personal opinion is only justified for restocking a suitable area. Park coursing will most likely be banned sooner rather than later.

    In reply to Sandy's point, I can see how you might think that but in truth, many irish hare populations have evolved in farmland and if they've been run regularly you might be surprised how well they do run.

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  2. 21 minutes ago, OldPhil said:

    Yeah, its incredible,.. the current price of Lurchers...🤔 

    My old mate recently had a result, and him (and Mike The Dog) travelled North to buy a pair of Blue Whippet pups..

    I received this photo the other evening, and it looks as though they have both bought nice sensible rabbiting jukels...

    To be truthful, I am really envious, but know in my heart of hearts that a genuine working dog would be wasted on me...🙄

    Its no matter, I can still enjoy the sight of a 12 week old whelp,...moving forwards and starting to twig on...🙏



    Nice strong looking pup that.

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  3. 1 hour ago, Ferretman65 said:

    Summer hunting it's always bee Done mate specially shooting lad's me personally just do a bit off snareing this time off year them boy's out lamping with lurchers god help there dogs in these hot nights and specially hard ground But.as I said before each to there own 

    It's pissing down here ATM and supposed to rain off and on for the next week so if the ground does soften I'll show my young dog a few rabbits before they all get myxi or rvhd. I'm a bit limited as I won't take him where the electric fences are 'til the cattle are in for winter but I know a few silage fields where the fences are off and if I plan my approach with the wind direction I should manage to get him a run or two.

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  4. I agree with Bangers about walking away. Would also try her with a cold pigeon in a sock or womans nylon stocking. I haven't done it but remember old gundog books recommending it to keep the loose feathers from bothering the dog.

  5. 6 minutes ago, Gene said:

    Must make two lad, don't get much kip me mate, that's what work does to you.

    I couldn't resist replying to Levis post, talking about measuring speeds with lurchers and what not.

    Most lads with runners can't even tell you what cross they're running let alone using range finders and stopwatches. 😂

    I buried an old bitch I had PTS earlier today.Had a couple of beers and a bit of sleep but i'll take the others out for an hour once it's properly light. I do that every morning then the days free for other things.

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  6. 2 hours ago, Deerhunter1 said:

    Don’t be fooled it'll deter most, it’s easy to talk big but when it comes down to a possible sentence a lot of men won’t be so keen on dogs then 

    Might deter some. I can't remember who said it first but most people don't go out expecting to be caught. Most people go out to get away with it in which case the penalties are not foremost in their mind.                                                                      If they do get caught they see it as a reason to do better next time.

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  7. 16 hours ago, mC HULL said:

    i do like a dog with that nastyness about em 

    i doesn’t mean it’s had to fight for it’s scran 

    hopefully one day your around a real un you see they have abit a madness to em feral eat odd un especially when young some don’t show any emotion and only every wag tail when killing expressionless other wise

    why would i a been f****d mate 😂 i’m not fighting with the bull x 😂 


    If ever you change your mind sell tickets. I'd pay to see that.😂. What do you think your chances would be?🤣

  8. Just seen one of these advertised. What is it? A conditioning aid maybe? How would a weight vest be used and are they any good?

    I imagine that, like vitamin supplements, such things mostly shouldn't be needed unless there's an actual issue to be sorted but then I believe a fair few people find treadmills useful.

  9. 10 hours ago, burrowman said:

    Thanks Dytkos I will look into an led with red filter.

    Black neck when u say a “variable one” is that an led or a halogen ?

    I use the same and would vouch for it. You can narrow the beam by turning the reflector and turn the power down 'til it's almost off. That's good for getting through hedges and so on.

    When you want to scan a field you can turn the power up a small bit. When the dog's almost on the quarry you up the brightness again to what you need for the run.

    Don't forget to keep the light out of the dog's eyes but in the rabbits and move the spot from side to side as they approach cover. It's not rocket science.


  10. 2 hours ago, ijf said:

    Deerhound caught a mink last summer as it made its way across a rocky beach. 


    Anyone ever catch an otter ? would always thought that one would do a lot of damage to a lurcher. 


    I was walking a couple of dogs up the riverbank near my house one morning when a couple of otters came running up the path towards me, playing chase like they do. The dogs had never seen an otter before and when the front otter ran into the front dog she scooped it up in her mouth as she would a rabbit. It gave her a good bite, cutting through the leather of her nose and she dropped it. It was away into the river like a shot.

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