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Thread: Fair Outcome On Shooting Sparrowhawks?

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    Fair Outcome On Shooting Sparrowhawks?

    I was reading an article in this weeks Shooting Times about a pigeon fancier who shot dead 3 Sparrowhawks.

    I assume although as I have said before on here, not knowing all the facts makes an accurate comment difficult, that they were shot to protect his valuable racing pigeons which I know can be worth thousands of pounds.

    His punishment after admitting the crime was to receive a formal police caution!!!

    What punishment would have been handed out to a gamekeeper if he had done the same to protect his birds?

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    Saw 32 Buzzards on one field today.


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    What punishment would have been handed out to a gamekeeper if he had done the same to protect his birds?
    Probably something like this:-

    Hung, drawn and quartered


    Wh at you think??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schiehallion View Post
    How many did you get?.
    I think you should get yourself a punt gun and try "brown" the lot.
    4 pounds of BB shot should help.
    S.
    fixed it for you!
    too many buzzards IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    fixed it for you!
    too many buzzards IMO
    Aye !
    Also too many Badgers gobbling up the eggs and nestlings of ground nesting birds such as Lapwing, Curlew, Skylark etc. not even to mention Duck.

    HWH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stag1933 View Post
    Aye !
    Also too many Badgers gobbling up the eggs and nestlings of ground nesting birds such as Lapwing, Curlew, Skylark etc. not even to mention Duck.

    HWH.
    More badgers in the UK than there are foxes now! almost twice as many badgers as there are foxes in fact!

    Cheers
    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    Probably something like this:-
    Hung, drawn and quartered


    Wh at you think??
    why hung drawn and quartered ok its illeagl to kill a sparrow hawk but i really think that somthing should be done to control them the same for buzzards too, yes ok they are majestic birds who are nice to see but they also do a lot of damage to species which are fighting for survival in the wild one of which being the english partridge and ok the main part of there stuggle to survive in the wild is based around habitat loss but being eaten by sparrow hawks whos numbers go unchecked cant be good

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    Some very interesting statistics here as to how much winged meat is required to fuel a pair of Sparrow Hawks:
    http://songbirds-slaughter.org.uk/2011/01/12/1691
    MS

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    Don't worry guys, there will soon be a big reduction in Raptor numbers, why? because there is going to be feck all
    left for them to eat.

    Believe the Lapwing has now been added to the red list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sir-lamp-alot View Post
    why hung drawn and quartered ok its illeagl to kill a sparrow hawk but i really think that somthing should be done to control them the same for buzzards too, yes ok they are majestic birds who are nice to see but they also do a lot of damage to species which are fighting for survival in the wild one of which being the english partridge and ok the main part of there stuggle to survive in the wild is based around habitat loss but being eaten by sparrow hawks whos numbers go unchecked cant be good
    Simply because if it was a game keeper that is what the antis would demand .................................... his/hers blood. Thought that was obvious. The question was what would it be if it was a keep defending his birds.

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