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Countryfile on now BBC 1 NOW shooting topic

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Fisherboy, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. Fisherboy

    Fisherboy Engaging Member

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    Countryfile BBC1 now, on tonight's programme they will be looking at how shooting is worth 2bn to uk economy and asking the questions about supporting this sport. Probably worth a watch folks!!!!
     
  2. Mrman

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    Yep just watching it now but i think they will have a hard time convincing the minority that shooting is good for the economy. The thing is alot of these people grow up in cities and dont have a farming background.
     
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  3. doodsy

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    on it :D
     
  4. engraver

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    2 million people shooting in Britain 2 billion pounds into the sport! I spent more than that the first year game shooting:D

    Its that for a day up on the grouse moor above me!:D
     
  5. engraver

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    Exactly our man speaking on behalf of us lot said "shooting is not just about killing animals its about respecting the countryside"

    I would have said us shooters do more in the countryside for declining species and migrating song birds than half of the tree hugging veggies living in towns centres who have high opinions of how we should stop shooting, they should just look at their own carbon footprints, if they lived more like us there wouldn't be any need to by all this Organic stuff in the energy pumping supermarket chains, how much energy did it take to get there?

    Not just townies either..

    I skinned a rabbit for the farmers dinner last night in about 2 mins flat, on the doorstep, she was over the moon, I said that's better than hopping in a car to buy a chicken for your dinner tomorrow, and you got a supermarket right here on your doorstep, I found it hard to believe in 5 generations of the farm she had never seen someone skin a rabbit, she said, the poor thing I had to chuckle a bit as Im there shooting to save their crops, free meat and save the crops that's what I say.

    Anyway Im off to mc donalds now Im hank marvin :D
     
  6. Picklehoffer

    Picklehoffer Ministry of Foolishness

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    Damn, missed it! I'll try and get it off the iPlayer.

    Thanks for the heads-up!
     
  7. oliver13

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    I'm just a bit amazed there was anything on the BBC that was remotely positive about shooting, & in fact on Countryfile which I've has always thought has been particularly biased & seemed to cherry pick it's subject matter exclusively from the PC end of country life.
    I undestand that BASC & others have raised the issue behind the scenes so if that's true then maybe this is the first sign there is a change in the air. I'm not convinced there is an actual anti shooting conspiracy as such, I've heard a theory it is down to the fact the presenters & producers are simply ignorant of how things actually work in the country, I can believe that.

    After all these years they have a long way to go to convince me that Countryfile should be spelled with an O.
     
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    Strange as 2 of the main presenters were brought up on farms and 2 others in the countryside.
     
  9. Trampilot

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    I wrote to the BBC about Adam's Farm, and that when the caption pops up we sang "Adam's NOT on the Farm" and that he has an army of staff to do the actual farming and always seems to be driving around in brand new vehicles... strangely they've now removed the caption. We still sing it though.
     
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    Me too, I was having a whale of a time walking on the sun drenched coastal paths of Swansea yesterday.:D
     
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    I get a lot of these numptys in my shop, almost crying when the see a chill full of pheasant, grouse, pigeon...…...... Then they buy a big lump of cod,

    That's ok though, the cod was only dragged for miles, then probably gutted alive:confused:
     
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