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Question Hunting Opportunities

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Chouchin66, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. Chouchin66

    Chouchin66 Busy Member

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    In reading through the threads here, I see mentioned "Permissions" ; here in the States... much the same. In the U.S. we also have National Forests(administered by the states) & Bureau of Land Managment(BLM) tracts, administered by federal government. Both BLM & N.F. land are open to the general public to recreate on ... Hunting included. Do these type of Land tracts exist in the U.K. for hunting ?

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  2. Rm29

    Rm29 Currently obsessed with silencers

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    No, I don't think they do. We always need land owners permission. We can t just turn up and shoot
     
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    Definitely not mate, we still have Lords and Earls who hold all the land and the power, plus very strict gun laws!
     
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  4. Chouchin66

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    Wow, serious bummer!

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    This sums up the attitude here, the tall chap owns everything, the small fellow is most of us

     
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  6. Kadushu

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    There's no 'common land' in this country. You can't even pitch a tent in most of England and Wales.
     
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  7. Mike Watkins

    Mike Watkins Woodgate Mike.

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    I don’t know of anywhere in UK where you can just turn up and shoot unless you have prior permission from the land owner be it private, common or government owned land. Even with a legal limit air rifle (sub 12ft/lbs) you need land owner consent.

    Also, when we do have permission to shoot we are heavily restricted, especially with birds, as to what we can shoot however, rabbits (not hares), squirrels and rats are fair game.
     
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    Jonkem Keyboard Hero

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    There is still some common land dotted around but there are still strict rules over what you can and can't do on it.
     
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    Seems you can build a f4cking housing estate anywhere though.
     
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    No chance of that on the common land near me, they tried repeatedly and it even went to the government who told them NO :up:

    Can you just imagine having the sort of open space that @Chouchin66 has available :eek:
     
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    The land of the free in that sense at least!
     
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    I never imagined the types of Land restrictions you guys have to deal with... Beyond comprehension !
     
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    Yeah and anything else they like to do with it for that matter, what I would like to know is how come the council now owns all the land which was common land and if they bought it what they bought it with. I pray for the day that the sword is once again mightier than the kin pen.
     
  14. Mike Watkins

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    I might be wrong here and maybe a little naive but I think maybe it’s because you’ve got so much of it, land I mean, that isn’t in private ownership. History dictates that here in the UK all land is owned by someone. Go back 2,000 years and the land even then was held by someone, still the case today but while many millions of us now own our little bit, very square inch is taken.

    However, while we do have some rights, right of access to many open spaces and public footpaths being one of them, the right to shoot without permission is not. Personally it doesn’t bother me that l can’t shoot anywhere I like, I think I feel safer knowing there isn’t some madman out there shooting at anything that moves, including me!:eek:

    Enjoy your shooting, cheers, Mike.
     
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