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DEER POACHING???? RIFE IN MY AREA OF SOUTH OXON. how about yours??

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ratman60, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. ratman60

    ratman60 Pro Poster

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    hello, as above any forum members have this around their perms?? mostly at night. shot out a herd of 12 recently, last year police caught about 10 poachers but many get away. not enough country watch police officers so many good shooting citizens go out on night patrol. i am tomorrow but never to apprehend just have phone number and they come even the helicopter. is it something that worries you?? i am a passionate about our countryside since a nipper and as a fisherman too last year tons of fish were poached across the UK some out the way fisheries were wipped out, year before local landowner caught 10 nicking his carp, guess who?? what your thoughts??? thanks for looking
     
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    Absolutely with you on this. You would have thought the police would have taken it more seriously - for the deer, at any rate, as they are cuddly with furry faces. No good expecting much action on the fish, though - the only people who give a hoot about them are us anglers. Personally, I think the thieving buffers should be strung up, and used by me for target practice. Oh yes, I know what I'm talking about - they'd take a goodish while to die . . . .
     
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    Loads of Deer here I love to see them every morning is I walk 100yds to work! Only ones I don't like are them damn muntjacks whom seem to have taken a rather unhealthy liking to my bloody tulips!!!

    Think the forestry commission are pretty decent in this year I see them around probably two or three times a week.
     
  4. r10hunter

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    We don't get that much deer poaching around here luckily. Just the odd couple a year.

    How did they manage to get 12 was it over several nights?
    Snares, dogs or guns?
    Cheers Andy
     
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    just to say police do ok but there are not many on duty at night and its not a priority if other things happen, saying that i got a call on some trespassers yesterday where things have been stolen in that area, made a call and apprehended
     
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    hello andy. it was over 4 weeks with rifle as farmer found injured one, oh and entrails, there are so many exits they can disapear without notice.
     
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    They or he sounds organised.

    The farmer needs to invest in some mms trail cameras. Expensive for him though I guess unless he is getting some sort of return on the deer.

    Hope you catch them, take great care if there are big bullets or pellets whizzing around at night.
    Good luck.
    Cheers Andy
     

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