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    Deer poaching Surrey

    I was out on an estate just outside Guildford foxing on Thursday night and saw 4 men with dogs park up start lamping for deer.
    I phoned the keeper who came out and got the registration number of vehicle we positioned ourselves so we could keep tabs on where they were, he called the police and we were told a unit had been despatched.
    The poachers returned to their vehicle 20 mins later and drove off empty handed the police turned up over 2 hours later!

    Just thought i would let people know in that area

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    State that you think they are carrying firearms and India 99 will over in minutes with an ARV shortly behind
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    The keeper did say they may be carrying firearms but not for sure, the operator did keep asking if we could confirm they were armed, if we had done their response may have been different

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireman sam View Post
    The keeper did say they may be carrying firearms but not for sure, the operator did keep asking if we could confirm they were armed, if we had done their response may have been different

    I would have thought that being told by the Keeper (Obviously a responsible and recognised member of the community) that "they may be carrying firearms" should have been sufficient to warrant a faster police attendance!

    At least they left empty handed without any of the trouble or voilence that all too often goes hand in hand with this sort of thing!



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    Frenchieboy the transfer of info to the police was very accurate and quick but their reaction was very slow
    The keeper understandably did'nt want a confrontation with this group and thought he had done enough for the police to react and possibly catch them in the act.
    He was very impressed with the NV ability to track their movements covertly tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireman sam View Post
    Frenchieboy the transfer of info to the police was very accurate and quick but their reaction was very slow
    The keeper understandably did'nt want a confrontation with this group and thought he had done enough for the police to react and possibly catch them in the act.
    He was very impressed with the NV ability to track their movements covertly tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireman sam View Post
    Frenchieboy the transfer of info to the police was very accurate and quick but their reaction was very slow
    The keeper understandably did'nt want a confrontation with this group and thought he had done enough for the police to react and possibly catch them in the act.
    He was very impressed with the NV ability to track their movements covertly tho.
    I can fully understand the Keeper not wanting to have to confront them, there is always the possibility of it turning sour! However 2 hours for the police to arrive does seem a bit excessive!



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    Three fallow found dead this morning, left in the gateway, they had been coursed by dogs
    south of Newbury, very near the A34,
    the keeper was out help a neighbour that night because of continuing atacks on pheasants with airguns and catapults.
    please be on your guard....

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    2 hours is a long while but if you were being burgled or beaten up would you want the police there or looking for poachers the police are seriously underfunded and over stretched at least they turned up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireman sam View Post
    Frenchieboy the transfer of info to the police was very accurate and quick but their reaction was very slow
    The keeper understandably did'nt want a confrontation with this group and thought he had done enough for the police to react and possibly catch them in the act.
    He was very impressed with the NV ability to track their movements covertly tho.
    Poacher stalking is way more fun than hunting, especially with NV equipment. Thermal even better!

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