My only reason for posting is to make others aware of what can happen if you have a couple of idiots for neighbours next to your permission.
I have 20 acres near Poole, a great bit of grass land in amongst thick forestry and a nature woodland reserve, a total deer haven where they rarely disappoint on an outing.
On Thursday 18th after my friend Egis had taken a five point Roe Buck which had been hobbling with an injured leg. I was approached by a neighboring husband and wife as I approached my L200.
Unfortunately she is a real busy body who has her husband in tow who was holding his phone up and i assume using it to video or take a foto of me and my registration and the ensuing conversation.
First thing out of his mouth was my mate and i had just illegally shot a doe out of season followed by his other half jumping in that he is not allowed to shoot on their land unless he is in a high seat..
We are then accused of poaching as the shot buck had run onto another neighbours field (not theirs) by about three metres before dropping. The neighbouring land has sporadic fencing most of which has fallen down. At this point she feels its her turn again and accuses us of “flat shooting and dangerous shooting”. Repeating all the time that her husband is only allowed to shoot out of a high seat.
We weren’t aware these two idiots were infact watching or spying on us from behind a small wood separating their side of the boundary..
We could see the deer clearly from the boundary which was recovered without us taking our firearms onto the neighbouring land.
So... Firstly this guys view who is a stalker and has atleast two high seats on his land must have been so good he was unable to distinguish the sex of the Roe, i corrected him as it was a five point Roe buck and then told her to go fetch somebody if she wasnt happy as we both had our certificates on us and had permission to be there and also my mate who I was mentoring didnt need to be in a high seat shooting off sticks.
As to the flat shooting suggestion the buck was taken off sticks so unsure what she was trying to say there!!!
I have taken over twenty Roe on this bit of land in the last three years and two bucks so far this year my mate Egis taking this one.
Anyway i arrive home and have a call from my landowner whose only concern is my well being after explaining the woman had been on the fone moaning she was getting onto the Police.
Next day he gets a fone call from the Police who he duly informs of my allowing to be there with his permission and of my level 1&2.
I have heard absolutely nothing from anybody other than my land owner at this point so chose to contact my FLO leaving a voicemail and my phone number should i need to be contacted.
As far as i can make out this fiasco is a direct result of this chaps missus making trouble because of him being conditioned as i can only assume the Police have been out,checked the land and stipulated he shoots from a high seat.
Following on from this my FLO made an appointment to come and visit me yesterday after contacting my land owner.
My FLO is a great chap, and as you would expect it did not take long to show the picture of my mate with the buck and explain things accurately.
Just how somebody who clearly needs the police guidance and having to only shoot from a high seat can then judge from behind a wood and in another field at 90 degrees what is or isnt a safe shot is beyond me…
I have the approval of my FLO and remain welcome to shoot by the land owner having not broken any laws so will be out there again this afternoon/evening
Some people sadly got nothing better to do than make trouble when they see somebody enjoying doing something they cant..... I feel sorry for the fella after listening to his missus going on!!!
Anyway chaps just a heads up of what can happen out there…