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1 hour ago, sandymere said:

A lot of what i learned as a lad was from an old fella that never had a running dog, just an old mongrel terrier, a few ferrets, nets and snares but I reckon he'd put more game away with them than I ever will. Perhaps running dogs are as much for the love of the sport.

Yeah otherwise just get nv scope on rifle and shoot em all if that were wor it was about 

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28 minutes ago, Black neck said:

Yeah otherwise just get nv scope on rifle and shoot em all if that were wor it was about 

there are allot more efficient ways of controlling rabbits blacky aren't there, I have never caught a hundred with a dog but I did it ferreting loads of times.

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1 minute ago, two crows said:

there are allot more efficient ways of controlling rabbits blacky aren't there, I have never caught a hundred with a dog but I did it ferreting loads of times.

I didn't catch a hundred last season mate but I had a right good time falling over and gerrin lost 

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26 minutes ago, two crows said:

there are allot more efficient ways of controlling rabbits blacky aren't there, I have never caught a hundred with a dog but I did it ferreting loads of times.

Thinkning about it properly t c, I think lurchers were far less common than people imagine, and only really started getting popular in the 1970's. How long have people in this country been poaching for, and probably about 90% of it without a dog at all?

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18 minutes ago, shaaark said:

Thinkning about it properly t c, I think lurchers were far less common than people imagine, and only really started getting popular in the 1970's. How long have people in this country been poaching for, and probably about 90% of it without a dog at all?

Well you wernt allowed to own ote greyhound ish looking at 1 time furg dont you remember 

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10 minutes ago, Black neck said:

Well you wernt allowed to own ote greyhound ish looking at 1 time furg dont you remember 

I do.

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9 minutes ago, two crows said:

I do.

Did you lose a hand for taking the kings deer

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46 minutes ago, shaaark said:

Thinkning about it properly t c, I think lurchers were far less common than people imagine, and only really started getting popular in the 1970's. How long have people in this country been poaching for, and probably about 90% of it without a dog at all?

Ring Burrell an ask him 😂

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29 minutes ago, Black neck said:

Did you lose a hand for taking the kings deer

I lost a hand and a foot 😑

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26 minutes ago, forest of dean redneck said:

Ring Burrell an ask him 😂

I wouldn't think he's done any poaching in his life 🙂

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4 hours ago, darbo said:

A old fella near me never kept a lurcher snaring and trapping was his mainstay work. But he also used a dog for marking when ferreting retrieving shot night time phesants and for working bramble patches with stop and poke nets. When i look back it was a opporntunity missed as i only went a few times out ferreting with him in the 80s. i could have learned a fair bit from him but was too intrested in seeing dogs run. He only ever kept springers.

My father told me that when he was a teenager most rabbiting was done with traps (gin traps I assume) & ferreting. His dog was always a Springer x whippet or greyhound that he would buy from a man in Nottingham & have delivered by train. Right up until he died he kept  Springer x Collie & always reckoned they were the best dogs for ferreting. 

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On 14/06/2019 at 21:29, forest of dean redneck said:

about how long the lurcher been used in uk.

Couldn't tell you mate really. But I'd say, although a long time, not as often as people think

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6 minutes ago, shaaark said:

Couldn't tell you mate really. But I'd say, although a long time, not as regular as people think

800 years

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20 minutes ago, Black neck said:

800 years

Well, that's about right ....... ish 🙂

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