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I have recently moved to town, and have a few foxes visiting my garden. If i cage trap them, can i crate them up to transport to land i can shoot them on since i wouldn't be allowed to shoot in the garden.

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Why can't you shoot them where you trap them? There is no law to stop you doing so, providing you have the permission of the landowner (which you need to trap them anyway).

 

Be very careful transporting live foxes. Whilst they are in your care they are classified as 'livestock' and you have to have a ticket to transport livestock. Just imagine being stopped with a live fox on board :no:

 

Apart from anything else, I personally think it's not very humane to move them about. Get them humanely dispatched ASAP. :thumbs:

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I understand about ideally dispatching on site, but i believe its illegal to shoot within 50ft of a road. nowhere in my garden is! But i can easy enough disguise the trap

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I think Matt forgot to add that you can dispatch them with a shotgun, but if you were thinking of using a rimfire, you'd either need the land cleared for that calibre or an open ticket. :thumbs:

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If you read the law on shooting near a road I'm sure it says something like you can as long as you don't cause and accidents.

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"In England & Wales using a firearm near a highway is not prohibited but it is an offence without lawful authority or reasonable excuse to discharge any firearm within fifty feet of the centre of a highway/carriageway IF in consequence a user of the carriageway is injured, interrupted or endangered" - so basically you can but your in trouble if something goes wrong.... Because that's not the case with everything in life...

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i shoot them in my garden with the 22 rf with a mod fitted no probs,Had 25 last year in the cage trap,

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A good legal limit air rifle will kill them in the trap .22 or .177, head shot obviously. Not sure if it's legal, it's certainly quiet

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Better removing them from a back garden in a hessian bag and doing the deed where there are less prying eyes ?

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Better removing them from a back garden in a hessian bag and doing the deed where there are less prying eyes ?

 

So, you're driving along with a live fox in a hessian bag in the back of the motor, and some dick drives into you......... how do you explain to the old bill what you are doing with a live animal in the car?

 

No.

 

By far the best, and most humane solution is to humanely dispatch it where you catch it. Providing you have lawful authority to 'take' the fox in the first place (which you need to trap it anyway) there is no law preventing you from doing the right thing. A .410 shotgun would be my tool of choice :yes:

 

Unless you've been on the training course and got the certificate you are not legally allowed to transport livestock. That's before you get into the welfare issues around bagging a fox and chucking it in the back of a motor....... how, by the way, are you going to lawfully and humanely dispatch a fox that's been bagged?

 

Think about it guys.........

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