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Pete's Airgun Farm

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by sharpshooterpete, May 4, 2008.

  1. sharpshooterpete

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    i went to petes airgun farm yesterday, even though i have my own shoot ive been interested in checking out this place as it is only an hours drive.

    i arrive there at 7:30am, pete came out to greet me and he is a really nice bloke, very welcoming. he showed me around the place and let me know whats what. hes got a nice set up in the 50 yard indoor range, heaters, tea and coffee and many types of targets to shoot, you name it, he's got it. we then went to the outdoor HFT area, again there is a good setup out there many spinner and knock over targets at different ranges there is a post 62yards away with a yellow rectangle knock down target of some sort (which i hit first shot and in .22:D) then we stood at the edge of the field at the back of his farm and he showed us all of his land and where the boundries were(he has some amazing pieces of land), he also gave me map of the area with details of the best places to shoot, roads, boundries, private land ect. that was very very helpful.

    there are alot of bunnies around but they are very causious about any sign of movement however i managed to bag one. also there are many pigeon, crow, jackdaw and deer. i counted 10 roe deer and managed to stalk up pretty close to them so could get a good look, was an amazing sight. there isn't many deer around my ways, apart from muntjac so it was a pleasant sight.

    overall a good day out and well worth the visit. ill deffinately go again.
     
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    I wish we had an airgun farm up here, sounds like a great day out. :up:
     
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    glad you had fun:up:
     
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    how much did it cost?
     
  5. sharpshooterpete

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    you have to have an induction in the morning that costs £20.00, you only have to pay that once. after that one day every other day you go its £10.00. to me that isn't much because when i go to skateparks around the UK with my bike its £10.00 for the day. some people will think that its abit costy but hes got to make some money.
     
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    Well l for one, don't think that is costly at all, because if you go fishing, you are talking the approx the same price:up:
     
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    I don't really think its right to pay for your shooting rites . but this seems an exception indoor ranges etc sound brill
     
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    well it depends on what you get for your money:up:
     
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    You get a lot for your money!
     
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    I must be missing something here. Here we have a private landowner who has built and operates shooting ranges plus farmland for hunting as part of his business-and you take umbrage that you have to pay a modest fee to shoot there?

    Considering you can't shoot an airgun in the UK in a public place, I'd say he's doing the shooting community a big favour. Last time I checked, in the UK shooting rights are an oxymoron!:rolleyes:
     
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    i said it sounds like an exception .he as put himself out to cater for airguns and i think he as the right to charge a small fee. if you read what i said properly you would of seen i was all for it
     
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    its just like any other air gun club and you pay in a target club to use the range.

    if you can hunt there as well then i'd charge money to let people in:up:
     
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    When i heard about petes through my brother, i thought that was brilliant idea!
    Nothing is free these days, and as said we pay happily to go to skate board parks, day tickets for fishing, i mean how much does a Mc donalds burger menu cost these days?. (In Sweden 67kr!).
    The guy is doing a great service for airgunners.
    I know i would sooner pay him £10 than Mc donalds anyway!
     
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    I did read your post. The first part of it was where my response was intended however, you then qualify it with the exception you made. Regardless when it comes to having a safe and legal place to shoot in the UK, paying your way is probably going to become the norm.
     
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    Yes lm afraid so, weather we like it or not, we will have to pay:down:
     
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    I hope not. the farmers i shoot for realise i am doing a job for them for free. they get respect from me and i get respect from them . wee are both helping each other
     
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    i work on most farms to 'pay my way' not hard labour just a helping hand if things are quiet.

    i do the milking sometimes, its not hard but it just makes life easier to the farmer and its a bit of company for him.
     
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    I have knocked on some farmers doors and they asked me how much do i charge . when i say its free its my hobby they say yipity yip i will have a bit of that
     
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    they say yipity yip?

    you have some odd ones around you:p
     
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    one of them did he is a bit of a cowboy
     

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