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Thread: Cold Weather Shooting Ban

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    Cold Weather Shooting Ban

    Any word of this being introduced?

    My father called in this morning. He says it is effective as of now in NI but I can't pick up any info on the web.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    From the BASC home page:

    Seven consecutive days of widespread freezing conditions can trigger a call for shooters to consider voluntary restraint if waterfowl are struggling under difficult local conditions. Thirteen consecutive days of freezing weather can trigger a statutory suspension of waterfowl shooting taking effect at day fifteen. As of 1 December the situation is: England/Wales at day 5, Scotland at day 7 and Northern Ireland at day 7.
    Andrew

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    The 13 i shot this morning are plump and getting under the snow to eat the grass.... 2 more in the bag that had hit tho 40.000v bare power lines and blacked out eastern stirling.

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    Plucked and cooked in under 4 seconds, bet your missus thought you'd been to Sainburys and bought her a couple ready cooked geese ..lol
    There is a place for all gods creatures in this world, on my plates by the veggies and gravy

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    I wouldnt shoot woodcock yesterday, just my decision as its been freezing for so long and theyve not long arrived.

    The pheasant and partridge had no excuse though
    Below is a link to my website.
    Quad sticks

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    The ban extends to wildfowl and waders, but not game birds? Am I right in this?
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    As far as I know yes, just wildfowl and waders.
    Below is a link to my website.
    Quad sticks

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    There has always been a unwritten rule amongst widlfowlers that after three days freeze they don't shoot ,and continue feeding where possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limulus View Post
    As far as I know yes, just wildfowl and waders.
    Don't forget it also applies to reared mallard (not suggesting you have forgotten, just highlighting!)

    A quick look at the forecast suggests a statutory suspension is not far away, which will make life interesting on our shoot.

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    hi,

    it makes sense really doesn't it.
    why shoot a bird with no meat on it.....
    3/4/5 days of inadequate eating will make it tough as old boots also
    shows we are not just blood thirsty people... and we care

    atb frank

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