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    the law

    hello can anyone tell me if it is legal to shoot deer on the beach, as you can shoot wildfowl

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    Not a clue!

    But I shall get the popcorn out to watch this one....!!

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    Roe89

    The Crown Estate owns the majority of the foreshore around the UK which is the area between mean highwater (MHW) and mean lowwater (MLW) (and MHWsprings /MLWsprings in Scotland) and as such it is effectively a moveable freehold, subject to the doctrine of accretion and diluvion. Diluvion is the gradual, imperceptible and natural erosion. Unless it has been the subject of a Crown grant or has been adversely possessed over a period of 60 years or more (burden of proof resting on the claimant) then it belongs to the Crown.

    In Scotland Wild Fowling is a Public Right to use the foreshore for recreational purposes and this has been practiced for centuries. The taking of deer is 'debatable' if it falls into this category and if it were then the same could be argued that we have right to shoot over FC ground (legally that is!) without entering into a lease or having permission.

    On the basis of the above, unless you own under Crown Grant or 60 years possession the foreshore/beach or have the Crown Estate rights to shoot over the area then I would say that you cannot shoot deer on the beach. You could always apply for the rights!!

    Better not poach on their ground as the sentence maybe longer than most
    Last edited by firsttimer; 09-03-2011 at 23:17.

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    Well, who says you can't learn anythin' new?
    Brilliant!
    "There comes in the dead of night a hand of cold steel that plucks the German sentries from their posts"
    WSC 1942

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee303 View Post
    Not a clue!

    But I shall get the popcorn out to watch this one....!!
    firsttimer kinda ended that one fast, well done.

    Didn't get through much of my popcorn!!

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    If you are a FC ranger or a crown apointed deerstalker then i would think yes if not just wait they will come to the edge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee303 View Post
    firsttimer kinda ended that one fast, well done.

    Didn't get through much of my popcorn!!
    Sorry Lee- you'll just have to get the stalking porn out and finish your popcorn- Deer dvds that is

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    Quote Originally Posted by firsttimer View Post
    Sorry Lee- you'll just have to get the stalking porn out and finish your popcorn- Deer dvds that is
    Yeah, almost, I have since finished the popcorn over on THIS thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee303 View Post
    Yeah, almost, I have since finished the popcorn over on THIS thread!
    My feet fell off the settee as I was nearly asleep reading THAT thread- either that or the wife pushed them off, it gave me such a fright I spilt my tea- That Ashley Coles got a lot to answer for!!!

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    CrAzY stuff eh...

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