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Hi From Frenchie!

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Frenchie, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Frenchie

    Frenchie Engaging Member

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    Hi All, I'm new to the forum so I thought I had better get on and introduce my self. I've been involved in shooting of all types since I was about 14 years old (Many moons ago, please don't ask how many as I can't count back that far), starting with air rifles and then shotguns. I used to work lurchers, terriers and ferrets but my circumstances now mean that I can not keep pets, even so I do rent a stable which I have converted into an aviery for my 2 harris hawks which I hunt on both Fur and Feather whenever I am not out working them for the NBC (Natural Bird Control (Bird and Pest Solutions). I have about 1000 acres of permission in the area that has all types of "vermin" as well as rabbits that the farmers have asked my to try to thin out, a lot of which my 2 Hawks are doing a fairly good job on (They dealt with a couple or rabbits and a hare this afternoon) I have just bought a SMK QB87 (.22) fitted with a 3-9 X 50mm Tasco Scope for pigeon control. The gun runs at about 9 foot pounds which is fine for pigeons at close to medium range but I have found that there is a "tuning kit" available to take it up to near the legal limit. If I can get hold of one of these kits I will almost certainly then use the gun for rabbits as well, working with a lamp in the evenings. I live in Bacup, Lancashire. If anyone knows of a Gun Shop near to me that might stock the tuning kit for the SMK QB87 I would apreciate any info.
    Well that's about it so thanks for having me!
    All The Best
    Pete (Frenchie)
    For those of you who want to see how ugly I am here is a photo of me with my Female Harris Hawk "Buffy"
     
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  2. Margaret13

    Margaret13 Honorary Member

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    :welcome: Nice to meet you :)
     
  3. a1gunner

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    its a pretty bird.

    dont know what its sitting on though thats not as pretty:confused:

    im just winding you up, its a new guy thing:D:up:

    i wind up the old members too:rolleyes::D

    welcome :up:
     
  4. andyhawkx3

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    Love ya bird of prey mate, welcome to the forum :up::D...you look like a bloke, I worked with in the 70's...a1, thats the 1970's:D
     
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    Frenchie Engaging Member

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    I got around a lot in the 70's, you never know, our paths might have crossed!
     
  7. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    Round Oak steel works:D
     
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    No. sorry mate, not guilty!!!!
     
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    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    No probes mate, your going to have a lot in common with our, James he is our resident bop fancier:D:up:
     
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    Welcome to the forums. :)
     
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    Hello mate and welcome to here :up:
     
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    Hello mate, welcome to the mad house ;)
     
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    hi frenchie welcome mate:up:
     
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    you mean the days when you didnt need the stair lift:D:up:
     

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