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  1. drum

    Behind the license revocation

    Funny how people can be squemish about eating rabbit since myxy ,nice meat if cooked properly.
  2. drum

    Behind the license revocation

    Sounds like theyre doing a good job of conserveing grouse numbers which is their job i.e. what theyre being paid to do.You are now fortunate enough to have obtained a new peice of ground to shoot over on the strength of this.well done.
  3. drum

    Behind the license revocation

    If youre returning 70% on released birds you need to carry on doing whatever it is your doing .70% return is pretty special.
  4. drum

    Behind the license revocation

    Look,there are commercial pheasant shoots that make a good profit,usually the bigger shoots,shooting big bags.Theres a lot of smaller commercial shoots which do run on tight margins.Without farm payments/subsidies etc they would not exist.Im lucky in that for the last 22 years my employer had no financial worries,as long as the estate didnt run in the red he was happy.I know plenty of owners who run their estate on the same basis.In effect they shoot their personal/family days at no cost,paid for by the let days.
  5. drum

    Behind the license revocation

    Ive been doing this longer.Trust me ,i know what im talking about.
  6. drum

    Behind the license revocation

    Perhaps you need to factor in keepers wages,housing,4x4s ,corn prices,diesel prices,rent if applicable,cover crops,beaters wages ,well im sure you get the idea.There really isnt a huge profit margin you know.For most shoot owners its a labour of love.They do it because they enjoy it.Theres nothing wrong with doing something because you enjoy it.
  7. drum

    Behind the license revocation

    Most commercial pheasant shoots are run on a shoestring.Making any profit is considered good.That is a fact.
  8. drum

    quality mincer

    I'm looking to buy a mincer, can anyone point me in the right direction? Make, model etc. I've got between 2 and 3 hundred quid to spend. Any help would be welcomed.
  9. drum

    Behind the license revocation

    Are you now saying that packham isnt trying to disrupt the game shooting industry? Priceless.
  10. drum

    Behind the license revocation

    Very few prosecutions in fairness.Do you think your friend packham should be prosecuted for his persecution of kestrels?
  11. drum

    Behind the license revocation

    I had already read it earlier in the week thanks.Didnt feel the urge to read it again.
  12. drum

    Behind the license revocation

    It was Packham and co who triggered this purely to cause as much upset to the game shooting industry as possible.Why do you think they did it at nesting time?
  13. drum

    Behind the license revocation

    And yet hes willing to halt the protection of ground nesting birds from predation from crows .Interesting.Who else have you worked with that hes more knowledgable than? Was his catch phrase "Blobby Blobby Blobby" by any chance?
  14. drum

    Behind the license revocation

    You may well be right regarding posting pics online of dead foxes,however i think calling packham a naturalist is pushing it a bit,hes a glorified kids tele presenter who diagnosed himself with aspergers because he finds it hard to get on with people who disagree with him.
  15. drum

    Behind the license revocation

    Ive been keepering for over 30 years,pheasant,partridge and for the last 22 years grouse.Its hard to say this but times and peoples attitudes to the shooting industry have changed,for the worse,its becoming harder and harder to justify what we do. So much game is being produced during the season that it has become practically impossible to give it away for free,never mind selling it.The meat has become almost a waste product and this is harder and harder to justify to the none shooting public.We really need to get on top of this "in house" before guidlines that make commercial driven shooting impossible are forced upon us by government. All of which has nothing to do with a temporary ban on shooting carrions which are having a field day on the local lapwing nests,that is just a discrace forced upon us by an ego driven ,meglomaniac knob head who goes by the name of packham. Drum
  16. For sale is a new,still in its dust cover with tags on,musto highland coat in medium.This is the triple layer gore tex not the lite version.£255 inc p&p.
  17. Im sure you will be happy with the z aim.Once set up they work pretty well.If you dont get on with it id happily swap with you. ATB
  18. I would agree with whats been said about the niggleoh,works ok when side mounted but i found the rifle slopped about when mounted on the underside of the stock.Went with the z-aim.Much more secure in my experience.I have a niggleoh which i could let you have a lend of if you like.If you want to keep it i will happily sell it to you for the price of a z aim.
  19. TET 35 mm uni mount ,Wedge and built in bubble.Medium height,I bought this but had to go with 2 piece mounts so it never left the house.£120 inc p&p
  20. drum

    Bergara b14

    Im not on Facebook but ive looked on the RUAG site and it dosnt look like 7mm08 is available . Thanks for taking the time to reply guys. Drum
  21. drum

    Bergara b14

    Can anyone tell me if the b14 hunter is available in the uk in 7mm-08? It appears to be on american sites but not european sites. Thanks in advance. Drum
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