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    Shooting Deer in a 3 Acre Garden

    I've have just had a request to shoot some red deer which are causing extensive damage to a friends garden, his house borders a moor!

    Can I legally shoot these deer in his Garden?

    1. I have an Open Certificate.
    2. The garden has a safe backstop, the round will not exit the property.
    3. I have his written permission to do so.
    4. My rifle is moderated.
    5. His house is far enough away from neighboring properties not to cause any alarm.
    6. I shoot the deer within the legal seasons.

    I would value your opinions here guys.

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    Crack on mate, i cannot see why not .

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    If the circumstances are as you say, I can see no reason why not, I have shot them on smaller property's , however you might find you are not popular with the neighbouring landowner, you might need to develop a thick skin.

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    As long as its a safe shot it shouldnt matter if its one acre or a thousand acres

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogtrotter View Post
    If the circumstances are as you say, I can see no reason why not, I have shot them on smaller property's , however you might find you are not popular with the neighbouring landowner, you might need to develop a thick skin.

    If he doesn't like it you could always suggest he pays to have a fence erected to protect their garden. From what you have said you have no issues preventing you from shooting them.

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    nice short drag that one, crack on and reward your friend handsomely

    presuming you have a deer legal caliber rifle that is...
    Last edited by kimh; 14-02-2015 at 18:51.

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    If you have an open ticket then you should know what things that you need to satisfy before shooting surely?
    Baguio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sako Hunter View Post
    I've have just had a request to shoot some red deer which are causing extensive damage to a friends garden, his house borders a moor!

    Can I legally shoot these deer in his Garden?

    1. I have an Open Certificate.
    2. The garden has a safe backstop, the round will not exit the property.
    3. I have his written permission to do so.
    4. My rifle is moderated.
    5. His house is far enough away from neighboring properties not to cause any alarm.
    6. I shoot the deer within the legal seasons.

    I would value your opinions here guys.
    Sounds ideal,

    One thing is to make sure you have a chillier ready to hand, as they are big enough in the scope let alone when you are trying to hang it up....!!
    It is a lot of meat, also a lot of meat to manage.

    Good luck

    Tim.243

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    No theoretical issue but it pays to play out "worst case scenarios" in these circumstances.

    Could a dead-running deer exit the property and get somewhere unfortunate, for example?

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    As has been said there is more to think about than just shooting it.
    Are you going to really annoy the neighbour?
    Are you willing or able to take head or neck shots to avoid the deer running off?
    What will you do with the gralloch afterwards?
    Will the landowner mind you gralloching on his land? There will like likely be a large amount of blood spillage.
    What calibre do you have? A big bullet and pinning shot will help to avoid running if your not comfortable with a head or neck shot.
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