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1 hour ago, shaaark said:

Yep, early 70's was when my family started with the greyhounds. And you'd get the odd look off the cops and comments from various individuals.

Mad how times have changed. Can't walk anywhere these days without seeing at least a few running dogs, whatever the type/breed, every time you go for a walk lol 👍

round where I'm from it was perfectly ok to walk up the road with hare or rabbit in the seventy's.

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Just now, two crows said:

round where I'm from it was perfectly ok to walk up the road with hare or rabbit in the seventy's.

We were still doin that in 90s, gettin in buses an trains an all sorts with ferret boxes an bags a rabbits 😂😂

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On 12/06/2019 at 12:13, Saltmoon said:

Well it's either a big old dog or it's only 23tts and a short fella 😂

Mushroom with his bull whippet

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1 hour ago, two crows said:

round where I'm from it was perfectly ok to walk up the road with hare or rabbit in the seventy's.

Yep, could walk up the road with a rabbit or hare, even an air rifle, no-one thought twice about it. But got some stares etc walking the greyhounds 👍

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Had greys and lurchers in the 70s, other than the egits stopping to ask "is that dog for sale" I didn't get any problems but may well have been different in other areas of the country. There were plenty of lurchers about and plenty in the rescue and shows. 

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17 hours ago, two crows said:

round where I'm from it was perfectly ok to walk up the road with hare or rabbit in the seventy's.

Same around were I grew up only comments I got was from old boys who asked if the rabbits or hares were for sale.

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When I was young lad my uncul,grandad would take me ferreting or coursing and never had a problem from any one and never hide the catch ,

diffrent thing when they out at night ,no one see anything ,

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On 14/06/2019 at 16:13, 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.

I met a old traveler and he showed me the ways of wires ,and nets ,

he took finches and made good living out of them .

he could take hares with his hand ,only person I see do it ,

he had a dog for coursing ,ferreting .

but when poaching he never took a dog .

he was one of the stanleys ,and sadly gone ,

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On 18/06/2019 at 16:20, shaaark said:

Yep, could walk up the road with a rabbit or hare, even an air rifle, no-one thought twice about it. But got some stares etc walking the greyhounds 👍

I still walk home from local places with a coney or brace kaneys ,

i always get asked for rabbits by folk who live by my mams place ,folk don't like it then f...k them .

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1 hour ago, Moocher71 said:

I still walk home from local places with a coney or brace kaneys ,

i always get asked for rabbits by folk who live by my mams place ,folk don't like it then f...k them .

Good on you mate.

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9 hours ago, tatsblisters said:

Well I read this book wile on holiday  and left it in the hotel library each to their own on methods used .

My thoughts, for what they are worth; big difference to being a successful,  proper poacher/countryman, to being someone that doesn't really give a f**k 👍

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People want burgers chops fillets but the dont like the idear off an animal dieing for them to eat meat so when the see a carcass the ooo a feel sick but happily get stuck in to a bit meat  just like my oldest daughter  f***ing  8 year hypocrite 

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10 hours ago, Chaseorbechased said:

People want burgers chops fillets but the dont like the idear off an animal dieing for them to eat meat so when the see a carcass the ooo a feel sick but happily get stuck in to a bit meat  just like my oldest daughter  f***ing  8 year hypocrite 

Bit harsh mate lol , but I get your point lol 👍

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13 hours ago, shaaark said:

My thoughts, for what they are worth; big difference to being a successful,  proper poacher/countryman, to being someone that doesn't really give a f**k 👍

Like I said its each to their own but claiming greyhounds were the best dog's for lamping and using torches and crossbows for the taking of pheasants I found a bit daft tbh.

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