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Thread: BBC news website: Keeper found guilty over raptor trap

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    BBC news website: Keeper found guilty over raptor trap

    Just stumbled over this......

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13751274
    Nothing is worse than having an itch you can never scratch

    "...Nicely just doesn't cut the cheese....." A new twist on management-speak courtesy of a colleague.

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    Just on the tv news with the usual biased reporting from the bbc.
    Below is a link to my website.
    Quad sticks

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    doesn't that just look like a bog standard ladder trap?

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    it does look like a ladder trap, but you cant go baiting them with a white dove 10,000 in costs thats going take a while to pay off with no job

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    Gamekeeper trapping birds of prey

    Just watched this on the 6pm news. Bad mistake which will probably cost him his job never mind the 10k fine!!!!
    Last edited by 204 Ruger; 13-06-2011 at 19:11.

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    Surely they must have had more footage than just a white dove ion a trap. To convict they must have had footage of a trapped BOP adn the game keeper killing it. I guess he may have tried to say it was to catch crows
    Last edited by 204 Ruger; 13-06-2011 at 19:40.

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    I dont condone killing BOP,s and as a fulltime keeper I stay well away from them.

    BUT !
    "just for the sake of the odd pheasant, but no need to worry, that is all in hand"

    Shows a complete lack of understanding as to the serious problems that these birds can cause!

    If it was just the odd pheasant,no-one would give a ****!

    " I would guess it had been shot", You dont work for the RSPB or the BBC do you ?

    What chance do we have with attitudes like that!I would guess the RSPB would think we are all guilty because we have GUNS OOOH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevienicknacks View Post
    Surely they must have had more footage than just a white dove ion a trap. To convict they must have had footage of a trapped BOP adn the game keeper killing it. I guess he may have tried to say it was to catch crows
    Call bird maybe trying to catch white doves.

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    It's about time that people realised how much damage these bl**dy buzzards cause.
    We have got a very keen bird watcher that walks through our place nearly, every day and he keeps telling us they need controlling.
    Last year I was combining linseed and there was a buzzard sat on the linseed, no more than 15ft in front of the combine waiting for a leveret to come out.
    I had never seen anything like it. It ended up with the old doe coming out and driving the buzzard away. There were three leverets on that field when I cut it.
    I know for a fact two of them did not last more than three days.
    How long will it be before farmers or keepers get the blame for declining hare numbers ?
    The same goes for badgers but thats another story.

    ATB

    Nick

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    I might be wrong but it always seems the keeper getting the blame, is he/she getting the blame because they are under pressure from the estate to keep there job??? to xxxx raptors to produce good numbers for ourselves fellow stalkers for good shoot days etc for the revenue that they turn over in a year, thats some pressure for the keeper to handle knowin the eatate turn over depends on it and there job income to support familys rely on it. Wood they do it if there job did'nt depend on it ?? It;s so easy to blame indivional and there name like sxxt sticks but why arn't the estate backing them up ??

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