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    A sadder than sad day.

    Gutted for you Phil. I remember reading about her in one of your books.
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    the end of our partnership

    Its the worst part of keeping dogs, but its honourable that you care for your friends fate. So many macho types that would do it without a second thought or worse still, not do it without a second thought.
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    How often to feed

    Depends on the workload but I always feed morning and night and sometime a third meal if the dogs are being rested.
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    Many of you using a thermal ?

    I've got one for work (I'm a keeper) and they are handy, I use mine with the rifle, but I always take it lamping with the lurcher too. Handy for getting up to lampshy quarry, and also useful for keeping light disturbance down when free lancing! Had an hour stand off when me and the head keeper were eyeballing each other from across a valley.... happy days!
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    kelpie x

    ive seen some good ones, one of the best lurchers ive seen was a straight from dave sleight. and ive also seen some less good ones..... all of them hated foxes with a passion!
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    Rock Dogs

    Call me a jesse, had too much heart ache with rock earths...... these days unless I NEED the fox dead i leave him in there! But that's because there are few rocky spots on my ground, further north (or west) the ground and the lads are tougher than me!
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    different collie crosses.

    Years a ago I had a welsh collie x greyhound. she was a good bitch and took a lot of game with her. welsh collies are generally more independent than border collies and get on with the job instead of looking for instruction. I don't know whether this trait makes a difference when breeding lurchers?
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    Common beginner mistakes to avoid!

    Make sure your dog is fit before the season, don't just take a couch potato out lamping in September when its still hot, the grounds rock hard. You'll slip your dog and that could be it till Christmas if you have luck like mine!
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    The terriers and terriermen of Ireland!

    I'd say its one of his better books..... Ive not long finished sean frain's latest book. that was hard work but ok....
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    Up here wasps seem to be on the decline. Only find 3 or 4 nests a summer when im mouching about
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    Good work lads!
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    Teaching a lurcher recall whilst lamping

    If I took a dog on, I'd spend a lot of time bonding with the dog than just take him out show him game and expect him to come back to a relative stranger...
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    How to go about getting new permission?

    Keep asking and trying. When you drop lucky make sure you do a tidy job, don't take eejits on there and then try and get in with neighbouring farms
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    Mission successful...a promise honoured..

    Fair play Phil, I can think of more lads who'd wouldn't step up to the mark than would