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  1. First post-lockdown stalk & blooded my new knife

    It's a long time since I last put a write up together, so please forgive me if I waffle on for a bit: I finally managed to get out for a roebuck over the weekend, and it confirmed to me just how much I had missed getting out into the fields and woods. Walking the dog during lockdown has helped...
  2. It's safe

    Scapegoat & Stalker1962 got me thinking of some of the less intellectually gifted types I worked with in "the farce" - some of them were even thicker than me, and that takes some doing :oops: I ended up being stationed with a fella I had gone through depot with. He was such a clumsy...
  3. Dog's first deer

    As some of you might already be aware, I bought a lovely wee Yellow Labrador bitch, called Sue, via Garry of Hunting Dogs Europe a few weeks ago. Sue is approaching three years of age and was already field trial trained, but I wanted to try her on deer. Over the short time I've owned her I have...
  4. Wanted: Part-trained Labrador

    I haven't seen much of interest on Gundogs Direct so I thought I'd send up a flare here: I'm looking for a part-trained Labrador, ideally a yellow/golden dog but would consider a bitch, must be healthy of course but not I'm fussed about KC reg. Something that didn't fit with the field trials...
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  6. .375 H&H for driven boar

    I'm thinking of taking my .375 on a driven boar trip and was wondering if anyone else had done so AND used Prvi Partizan ammunition. I have some 300grain Prvi rounds and was wondering if they're up to the job? I've had bad experiences with Prvi ammo in the past (bullets breaking up), but am...
  7. Talk about a hypocrite!

    OK, I found this on yahoo news so maybe it's not as simple as it seems, but it appears that a councillor for the green party was actually a hunter! Yep, a politician from a party which wants to outlaw all fieldsports was a keen hunter Ex-Green Party Councillor Revealed As Big Game Hunter Who’s...
  8. Fox "traps" eight people

    'Vicious' fox traps eight people in Cambridgeshire sports club - BBC News That was title of the news story anyway. A couple of things interested me apart from the thoughts of 8 grownups finding themselves terrorised by a single fox; Someone tried to "distract the fox by offering it food" and was...
  9. RWS Evolution - anybody tried it?

    I'm looking to get myself a heavier bullet to use in my rifle and like the look of these RWS rounds. In 30-06 they weigh in at 184 grain. They look good on paper, but I'd like to hear from somebody who has used them as to how they actually perform. Thanks Geo
  10. Acorns or the lack of them

    Sorry for posting a link to this dreadful "newspaper" but the article is about something I've noticed this year too, the total lack of acorns in most areas where I visit and the beechmast is pretty thin too; Acorns in short supply, say Forestry Commission and naturalists | Environment |...
  11. New rifle, one of those new-fangled twisty bolt thingies

    After years of Blaser ownership I finally made the move over to a more conventional rifle. This one was built for me by Paddy Dane of Tailor Made Hunting Rifles. I think he made a darn fine job of it too. Details; Chambered in 30-06. Action is a Borden Timberline Repeater, Border 10 twist Cut...
  12. Possible change of firearms legislation in Northern Ireland

    I read this story this morning and at first sight it looks like they're perhaps showing more sense in Northern Ireland than some politicians in Scotland, maybe? http://www.u.tv/News/Children-to-be-allowed-gun-licence/0ee686d5-0e56-41e0-8602-5288558f44ab But, as I read the story it reminded me...
  13. Curiosity killed the doe

    I was out for a stalk yesterday on a patch of ground in the New Forest, one controlled by Jelen Deer Services. I met Mike Allison there and we discussed where each of us would stalk. That settled we got kitted up and set off, me to the west him to the east, aiming for a wander of about 1km or so...
  14. Robot for sale

    A father buys a lie detector robot that slaps people when they lie. He decides to test it out at dinner one night. The father asks his son what he did that day. The son says, "I did some schoolwork." The robot slaps the son. The son says, "Ok, Ok. I was at a friend's house watching movies."...
  15. A pleasant evening in Hampshire

    I was out with Mike of Jelen Deer Services on one of his bits of land in Hampshire yesterday evening. It has been a while since I went out with Mike and was looking forward to the trip and I wasn't to be disappointed. I met Mike at his office around 2pm and had the pleasure of making the...
  16. New to re-loading

    Uh-oh, now I've gone and done it!! I went to Bisley for a bit of practice today, I had forgotten that the Imperial Meet was on so wasn't planning on buying anything I was just headed for the ranges for a bit of fun. However, Norman Clark was there and once I was in his shop on site that was it...
  17. 0.36 or 9mm, interchangeable?

    Hi all, A friend of mine is considering buying a rook gun chambered for 0.36, I think that was an old service revolver ammo? Would a rook gun chambered for the 0.36 cartridge be able to use 9mm parabellum or such like in place of the original if it was hard to come by? I know that .357magnum...
  18. Another great weekend at Malc's!

    OK, I said before that I hate doing write ups so I'm gonna keep this one short, well, shorter than my last write-up anyway. I had been raving on for a while to some buddies of mine about how good Malc's place down in Sussex is. So much that one of my buddies, a Dane who goes by the name of Jan...
  19. Pub talk

    I was in a pub last night and saw two large girls by the bar. They both had strange accents so I said, "Hello, are you two girls from Scotland?" One of them screamed, "Its WALES you idiot!" So I immediately apologized and said, "Sorry, are you two whales from Scotland?
  20. Just the thing for foxing?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16810107
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