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We shot a neck and leg ringed Greylag the other day at Eccup Resevoir near Leeds, just found out by chance on a ringers website that its at least 7 years old. My question is, is it going to be a tough old buggar to eat :o

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We shot a neck and leg ringed Greylag the other day at Eccup Resevoir near Leeds, just found out by chance on a ringers website that its at least 7 years old. My question is, is it going to be a tough old buggar to eat :o

 

 

no , not at seven year old :o but it should last quite a while :blink:

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We shot a neck and leg ringed Greylag the other day at Eccup Resevoir near Leeds, just found out by chance on a ringers website that its at least 7 years old. My question is, is it going to be a tough old buggar to eat :o

 

 

no , not at seven year old :o but it should last quite a while :blink:

 

So is that a 'yes' it will be tough or a 'no' it wont be tough :thumbs:

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so you bid for the goose shooting lease at Eccup then! Good man to know.

 

Take a look at euring.com

 

Greylags can live for up to 40 years.......outwith hunting pressure....

 

So a 7 year old is still a young-un

 

Besides....there are so many recipes to use with older birds it doe snot matter...try a confit

 

T

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so you bid for the goose shooting lease at Eccup then! Good man to know.

 

Take a look at euring.com

 

Greylags can live for up to 40 years.......outwith hunting pressure....

 

So a 7 year old is still a young-un

 

Besides....there are so many recipes to use with older birds it doe snot matter...try a confit

 

T

 

Not me Tom, a good friend with far more money and time than i will ever have :thumbs:

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Send the details into this website, basically just date and location, and you will get a reply telling you where and when it was ringed. I would suspect Nosterfield in North Yorks as they were doing some greylag research there.

 

http://blx1.bto.org/euring/lang/pages/rings.jsp?country=EN

 

Yes Mudman it was ringed at Nosterfield in 2002, ive reported it to BTO in London but happened upon a local ringers website showing the bird being neck ringed :o:clapper: , this gave me the age and location.

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