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    Canada Geese

    Hi just wondering Canada Geese are now on general license just like pigeon.
    So can we shoot them with any type of gun and is it lead free as it is I think classed as wild fowl or is that not applicable being that they are on general license?

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    Shot gun best. 12g or 10g with big cartridges (3.5 inch) using no 3 or no 1 shot. As far as I'm aware lead free is way to go but think if not over watercourse, i.e. Open fields, might get away with lead but think it is better just to use the same shot for all occasions.
    i wouldn't try too hard as they are usually as tough as old boots and taste much the same!

    BE

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    Im not sure about the nead for lead free, although that does not apply to single projectiles, i have shot them with 17HMR and 22-250.
    As an invasive species you do not need to excercise other means of non lethal control before resorting to shooting

    Ian.

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    Wildfowl must not be fired at over wetlands with lead shot - period (the operative word being "shot"). It matters not whether they are on General License or not. The law is there to protect all water birds from ingesting lead when feeding.You can't tell birds not to pick up your lead shot so the rule is for what you shoot with - not what you shoot at!
    You can shoot (lead free) steel, tin, bismuth or tungsten matrix / heavyshot over wetlands & that is what BASC are trying to put over to all shooters advising us to stay within the law.
    If you want to shoot birds over wetlands with a rifle you can use lead free bullets & be extra double double squeaky clean!

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorric View Post
    Wildfowl must not be fired at over wetlands with lead shot - period
    Wildfowl must not be fired at with lead shot at all, regardless if over wetlands or not - period

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    The rules are different in England and Wales, you can't shoot wildfowl with lead shot full stop. In Scotland you can use lead shot as long as it is not over or near water.
    Last edited by NoIDeer; 18-09-2014 at 07:38. Reason: Added "shot" after lead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoIDeer View Post
    The rules are different in England and Wales, you can't shoot wildfowl with lead full stop. In Scotland you can use lead shot as long as it is not over or near water.
    You're right - I was forgetting I live & shoot wildfowl in Scotland - not England. Hee Hee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoIDeer View Post
    The rules are different in England and Wales, you can't shoot wildfowl with lead shot full stop. In Scotland you can use lead shot as long as it is not over or near water.
    +1

    Jimbo

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    Well i have three Chesapeake Bays that say different!!

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    No they are not on the general licence except for air safety- see here: http://basc.org.uk/blog/press-releas...eral-licences/

    David

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