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Land to Shoot on!!!

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by ian_baptiste, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. ian_baptiste

    ian_baptiste Engaging Member

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    can anybody give me any advice/tips on land that i may use to shoot on in the south cheshire area!?

    i am new to the sport so i dont know of anywhere!!!

    thanks!
     
  2. hughgoldsmith

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    Firstly you cannot shoot on any public land. So where ever you do shoot you must have the owners’ permission. You don't say what sort of shooting you want to do. Plinking at tin cans? Target shooting? Hunting?

    Anyway if you just want to do some plinking if you have a reasonable sized garden (10 yards or more) and there is a solid backstop, you are perfectly within your rights to shoot on your own property.

    For target shooting try local shooting clubs. The link below is a list of links to all the rifle clubs in the Cheshire area:

    http://www.nsra.co.uk/nsra/detail/E_Counties/Cheshire.htm

    As for hunting, well this can be tricky! I too am looking for some land to hunt on and it isn't easy from my experience. However once you get one piece it will become a lot easier to find more. Basically you need to find a piece of land with a vermin problem: Rabbits, rats, pigeons, magpies etc. Once you have found this go and have a chat with the owners and ask if they would like some free pest control done (get shooting insurance with BASC or BASA) by an insured and responsible shooter. Go in smart casual cloths not full camo!

    But before you even consider getting hunting land you must be able to shoot accurately enough to humanely dispatch your quarry. This means at the least you should be able to put 9/10 pellets in to a 20mm group at what ever distance you will be hunting at. Once you can do this you should be about good enough to hunt live quarry.

    Hope this helps you out a little bit.

    Hugh
     
  3. hughgoldsmith

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    I am a moron just posted the last message and realised you have posted this in the hunting forum, so half the last post was pointless. But i will leave it there anyway just incase it may be of interest to you! :p
     
  4. ian_baptiste

    ian_baptiste Engaging Member

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    haha thanks for the info!!!

    all info is great thanks, i am a complete novice!!! sorta......
     
  5. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    It can be hard to get land, you'll have to approach a local farm or something and get written permission.

    You can use the garden though, as long as the neighbors don't mind, and as long as you own the property (as in ... I'm not sure where Council housing stands)

    Good luck.
     
  6. ian_baptiste

    ian_baptiste Engaging Member

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    ive had a go in my back garden, but it isnt very big! ok for target practice though i suppose!

    im going to just have to bite the bullett and go knocking i guess!!!
     
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    yes ian plenty of door knocking;)
     

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