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    Anyone shot any of these recently


    Here is a rare pic of a wee family of Haggi (plural of haggis) they were spotted resting a while in the hills and glens of our beautiful Galloway Countryside...cute as buttons and rare as a set of teeth on a hen, enjoy the wonder of these shy little creatures at rest.
    I don't know when the season is that's why I haven't gone out for them.

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    I'm sure the open season for these is 29th Feb, but not sure what calibre one would use.....not easy to track though

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    No open season for these is 1st April

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    lesser spotted haggis, no. It's the 1st sep to the end of january, common is 12 august to the end of january..

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul at barony View Post
    lesser spotted haggis, no. It's the 1st sep to the end of january, common is 12 august to the end of january..
    Is it the same for bucks and does?

    Also, I think I've shot a gold-medal haggis. In fact it's that good it might even make platinum! Does it need a 90-day drying out period, and can anyone point me towards the measurement criteria? Will the official measurers be at the Game Fair in July, or do I need to go to Scone later in the year?

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    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    Is it the same for bucks and does?

    Also, I think I've shot a gold-medal haggis. In fact it's that good it might even make platinum! Does it need a 90-day drying out period, and can anyone point me towards the measurement criteria? Will the official measurers be at the Game Fair in July, or do I need to go to Scone later in the year?

    willie_gunn
    If I understand it correctly, you have to measure the ratio between the long leg and the short leg, then subtract the weight of the clip.

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    under the new regulations there are points to be had for the length of canine's on males, the pelt score is then given the addition of the canine totals. Gold's are very rare because they often fall short on the symmetry of markings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul at barony View Post
    lesser spotted haggis, no. It's the 1st sep to the end of january, common is 12 august to the end of january..
    Without doubt the UNcreasted variety,more common on the east coast, but seem to be turning up further west, thought to be due to drier climate..

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    I'm sure I saw one in its summer coat in Wales today. The cold weather must have pushed them south.
    It was near the bins behind Tesco. It had a yellow strips on it!

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    Here in Cumbria We hunt them with cumberland sausage dogs in the autum when they migrate south for the better weather and greener grass.

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