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Hello all,

I have posted once before so I am hoping this will now post!

I am looking to earn some extra cash and I live in the Forest of Dean and know there are bags of money running around with big tusks and four legs (boar!) I have a great understanding of the forest and know where the boar are.

I plan on buying a van and a rifle, along with some night sights and going about my way to shooting boar and selling their meat for money!

I was wondering if anyone had any advise on what I should/shouldnt do, any easy mistakes for a newbie to make?

I am pretty open to ideas

Thanks in advance!
 
Hello all,

I have posted once before so I am hoping this will now post!

I am looking to earn some extra cash and I live in the Forest of Dean and know there are bags of money running around with big tusks and four legs (boar!) I have a great understanding of the forest and know where the boar are.

I plan on buying a van and a rifle, along with some night sights and going about my way to shooting boar and selling their meat for money!

I was wondering if anyone had any advise on what I should/shouldnt do, any easy mistakes for a newbie to make?

I am pretty open to ideas

Thanks in advance!
 
Hello all,

I have posted once before so I am hoping this will now post!

I am looking to earn some extra cash and I live in the Forest of Dean and know there are bags of money running around with big tusks and four legs (boar!) I have a great understanding of the forest and know where the boar are.

I plan on buying a van and a rifle, along with some night sights and going about my way to shooting boar and selling their meat for money!

I was wondering if anyone had any advise on what I should/shouldnt do, any easy mistakes for a newbie to make?

I am pretty open to ideas

Thanks in advance!

Just where do you plan on shooting these boar, do you have land you can hunt on, once you apply for, and are granted an FAC ?
 
Just where do you plan on shooting these boar, do you have land you can hunt on, once you apply for, and are granted an FAC ?
I have lived in the forest my whole life and worked on farms since school. I mentioned the idea to one of the farmer mates I know well and said he has miles of forest on the back of his house hes happy for me to use.
 
The only way you'd make any money from the meat is by butchering it yourself and selling directly to the end user. To do that you'll need to be registered as a food business with your local authority and have a proper butchery facility with chillers etc. Even if you recondition an old unit, your going to be looking at minimum investment of £5k on fitting out the premises and buying all the butchery kit. Probably nearer £10k. And that's assuming you go for secondhand stuff. New would be more than double that. Then you've got all your marketing costs, advertising, promotional literature, trade stand costs at food fairs, farmer's markets etc. Plus maybe refrigerated transport. And all your packaging materials. Then there's the van you want to buy, and the rifle (assuming you get granted a FAC), and on top of that I doubt that the landowners will let you shoot for free if they think you're running it as a business. So you can expect to pay iro £2 per acre per year lease for the shooting rights. And you'll need a lot of acres.
In reality, unless you were already geared up for it rather than starting from scratch, each boar is likely to cost you money rather than make you money.
 
I expect every house in the New Forest has 'Miles of Forest' at the back of their houses but it doesn't mean they have authority to shoot in it.
What you have suggested is not so straight forward there are lots of rules and regulations/hoops to jump through just to get a licence/rifle.
 
Hahah big tusks🤣think them days are far gone now mate . I’m in the forest every day and don’t see half the pigs now as think the rangers have shot them right down .

The forest prob belongs to forestry England so I wouldn’t just go back wondering off into the forest with a firearm that’s for sure .
 
Hello all,

I have posted once before so I am hoping this will now post!

I am looking to earn some extra cash and I live in the Forest of Dean and know there are bags of money running around with big tusks and four legs (boar!) I have a great understanding of the forest and know where the boar are.

I plan on buying a van and a rifle, along with some night sights and going about my way to shooting boar and selling their meat for money!

I was wondering if anyone had any advise on what I should/shouldnt do, any easy mistakes for a newbie to make?

I am pretty open to ideas

Thanks in advance!
I would suggest starting off by getting qualified and registered as a good business, but only the basic levels to allow you to sell in skin. Potentially allot less investment up front and you can grow into selling butchered direct to the public as things progress. This is the route I started off with venison and boar. There is a half decent market for deer and boar in skin, but the profit is obviously less than fully butchered. Drop me a PM if you need any guidance. Shooting the boar is actually the easy but assuming you have access to land etc.
 
So you're not interested in hunting, outdoors, conservation, wildlife or meat? But just want get out your way to kill as many as possible living beings that causes you no issue for money.... 😔
 
o_O christ what next ,saw some deer in a field and thought i can get a van...........................................................................
 
The only way you'd make any money from the meat is by butchering it yourself and selling directly to the end user. To do that you'll need to be registered as a food business with your local authority and have a proper butchery facility with chillers etc. Even if you recondition an old unit, your going to be looking at minimum investment of £5k on fitting out the premises and buying all the butchery kit. Probably nearer £10k. And that's assuming you go for secondhand stuff. New would be more than double that. Then you've got all your marketing costs, advertising, promotional literature, trade stand costs at food fairs, farmer's markets etc. Plus maybe refrigerated transport. And all your packaging materials. Then there's the van you want to buy, and the rifle (assuming you get granted a FAC), and on top of that I doubt that the landowners will let you shoot for free if they think you're running it as a business. So you can expect to pay iro £2 per acre per year lease for the shooting rights. And you'll need a lot of acres.
In reality, unless you were already geared up for it rather than starting from scratch, each boar is likely to cost you money rather than make you money.
I don’t think that was the intended route, it comes across more as a couple of kitchen knives in the garden shed and a roll of dog bags from tesco
 
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