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    Cold weather shooting ban in Scotland

    Hi all
    To all you lads in Scotland i am supposed to be shooting the geese round Dumfriess on 17/18 december what chance do you think i have of the ban being lifted

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    Distinguished Member tartinjock's Avatar
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    Have a look here,


    Position and hold must be firm enough to support the firearm
    The firearm must point naturally at the target without any undue physical effort
    Sight alignment (aiming) must be correct
    The shot must be released and followed through without disturbing the position

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    Note woodcock are in the Scottish banned list. A lot of woodcock around at the moment too,

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    Looking at the forecast for this week in Scotland it looks likely that the ban will be reviewed and lifted after 7 days.

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    I always believed it was 14 days of minus then a ban followed by 14 days of plus temperatures before being lifted? Getting a bit fed up with goose dinners anyway...

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    Regular Poster Jinga's Avatar
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    The ban is reviewed after 7 days. Although given it is (as someone described her to me) Mrs Cunningham with a T chances are minimal!!

    Fingers crossed though. Not clear though if the ban is lifted we go back to day 1 of cold weather in terms of another ban is the weather gets cold again?

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    how does a ban affect tame / released duck on a shoot as they are feed daily and although there pond is frozen they are on a river and not lossing condition or suffering in any way

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    Swatty the Suspension (Ban) is on shooting Wildfowl, Ducks, Geese and Waders, no matter where.


    (sorry this a short reply, I'm on the iPhone )

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    wrong info

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