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lamping rabbits / ? cats

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by FULLTIMER, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. FULLTIMER

    FULLTIMER Active Member

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    Hello all, had an hour to spare last night so I nipped over to my shoot to have a go at the rabbits ( first time with a scope mounted lamp ), my question is ,I know there is a couple of cats roaming around on the field where the rabbits are, bearing in mind that using a red filter it's hard to distinguish the cats from the rabbits sometimes where would I stand legally if I did accidently hit one, or is there an easy way to tell which is which ie do the eyes reflect a differant colour , Incidently I did bag 2 reasonable size rabbits within the first quarter of an hour so not bad for my first time with a lamp.....Mark
     
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    If your not sure what your target is then don't shoot.
    Not so long ago a man walking his dog at night was shot with a rifle (not airgun), as the person hunting foxes shot him thinking he was a fox. :eek:
     
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    MOO Keyboard Hero

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    Please don't shoot pussy cats, I love them ;)
     
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    rabbits

    HELLO ANDY, that goes without saying, I was just wondering if there was an easy way to distinguish the two without resorting to a mass of white light, and what the consequences would be IF it did ever happen, I would never take a chance and risk some one losing a pet or worse as in the case you state for the sake of missing out on a rabbit or two, Like I said it was my first time on this land with a lamp I normally shoot it early evening , and it was more of a hypothetical question really.....Mark
     
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    I use a red filter with a deben lamp,I can always see the rabbit not just the eyes.:up:
     
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    if possible take a big lamp and use it to scan the field before using the scope lamp.

    (use the big lamp from a distance)

    this way rabbits shouldn't get spooked but you will see if its a cat or not
     
  7. FULLTIMER

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    Basicly thats what I was doing but with the Deben light on my sight, I scanned from a distance then flipped the red filter down and moved forward into range, but I could see that any one not taking great care could make a mistake and wondered what the legal outcome of this would be, by the way while scanning the field I found I had competition, in the form of a fox , skirting around the outside of the fencing. obviously my mate who's meant to control these has been slacking.
     
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    wouldn't dream of it Moo !
     
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    if the worst came to the worst the best thing to do is to come clean, if it has a collar or computer chip then notify the owner.

    if its a farm or feral cat then the farmer might be mad but will most probably not take it any further.

    if you did own up and pleaded as an accident then you might get a fine or something:confused:
     
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    thanks all for your replies so far, glad to know I was the lamp the right way more or less, like I said it was a hypothetical question about the 'cat' scenario, I have to take great care where I shoot as nine times out of ten I am amongst cattle and can,t afford to make mistakes, this is why I normally go early evenings, must admit I found it a lot easier using the lamp though.
     
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    investing in a NV monocular might be a wise idea.:up:
     
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    Yep, NV every time.
    A mate of mine accidently shot a sheep at long range using a lamp:eek: he thought it was a roe!.
    Nuff said!!.
     
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    sheep=cloud shape...dont know of any other animal that looks like that.:confused:

    if he misstook a sheep then cats could be an easy mistake.
    get on ebay and find a NV monocular:up:
     
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    i love pussys too
     
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    yeah but you never get any :rolleyes:
     
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    Have you ever used Night vision, with fac, you are usually looking out to 100yds+
     

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