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1.) Leighton - 03/24/2013
The past few weekends a few of my shooting friends and I have been driving around the countryside in Hertfordshire and Gloucestershire offering farmers a free pest control service on pigeons, crows , rabbits, fox etc.
This face to face tactic seems to have worked well and over the course of three weekends we have picked up over 7500 acres . Some of the farms are relatively small ( tiny compared with those in the US ) 2-3 hundred acres but a few are 1000 - 2000 acres . All of them get trouble with pigeons and crows as most of the farms grow a lot of crops .
Some of these farms have deer problems ( Muntjac and Roe deer ) and although bow hunting is banned here I may soon be in a position to apply for a rife certificate .
All I hope now is that between us we will be able to provide the farmers with a good service and secure this ground for years to come.
2.) Swamp Fox - 03/24/2013
Sounds good. I think that approach is very hit or miss here...more miss than hit if you don't know the landowner or know someone who he's close to...I keep thinking sooner or later I'm going to run across a landowner who thinks it's as great an approach as I do, LOL It's hard to get on land even if hogs are tearing it up. I've never really believed crows were a big problem in places I'm familiar with, but I've heard of some guys being successful approaching landowners about them. Maybe it's the birdshot thing vs. the big game thing.

If we had more coyotes here, I'd try it with them. Not enough here to fuss with, though.

Good luck! Let us know how it goes.


BTW, give us some good Welsh crow and pigeon recipes...All I've ever done is breast crows and put them on the grill with and without bacon. I'm not big on doves unless someone gives them to me, preferably cooking them first. Call me lazy. :-)
3.) Go Bucks - 03/24/2013
no bows but rifles?? sounds odd since the long bow tradition is associated with your island.

over here, 200-300 acres is a good size chunk. in the midwest, 1000 is rare and usually reserved for tillable soil not leaving much huntable.
4.) Swamp Fox - 03/24/2013
[QUOTE=Go Bucks;3540]no bows but rifles?? sounds odd since the long bow tradition is associated with the island which contains your land, which island probably wouldn't be so great if it hadn't been for the Welsh bowmen who come from the southwestern corner of it....[/QUOTE]

There...fixed it for you...;)
5.) Go Bucks - 03/24/2013
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;3546]There...fixed it for you...;)

no bows but rifles?? sounds odd since the long bow tradition is associated with the island containing your land, who's greatness is perhaps due to the Welsh bowmen coming from it's southwestern corner...[/QUOTE]

there... fixed your syntax, mr. confusing run-on sentence.
6.) Swamp Fox - 03/24/2013
Originally Posted by Swamp Fox
There...fixed it for you...;)

no bows but rifles?? sounds odd since the long bow tradition is associated with the island containing your land, [COLOR="#FF0000"]whose[/COLOR] greatness is perhaps due to the Welsh bowmen coming from [COLOR="#FF0000"]its[/COLOR] southwestern corner...


There...fixed it for you again, Mr. Confused About Possessives...:laugh:

:wave:
7.) crookedeye - 03/24/2013
you two arnt going to do this everyday are you??
8.) Swamp Fox - 03/24/2013
LOL...

Not if things pick up around here....

Don't make me post info about what is and what is not a run-on sentence...LOL

"[B][I]No one[/I] expects the French Typo Police![/B]"


:wink
9.) Leighton - 03/24/2013
LOL you guys crease me up.
10.) crookedeye - 03/24/2013
you wish..
11.) Swamp Fox - 03/24/2013
:-)


Meanwhile, it's still rainy and yucky here...
12.) Hunter - 03/24/2013
The wind is howling here too plus threatening rain. I was hoping this front would come through earlier so I could get after a gobbler this afternoon. Guess I'll just have to be a couch potato and watch basketball.
13.) Go Bucks - 03/24/2013
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;3562]

"[B][I]No one[/I] expects the French Typo Police![/B]"


:wink[/QUOTE]

"Viva la Resistance!"
14.) Swamp Fox - 03/24/2013
:p

"Touche!"----with the little dash thingie over the "e" that I don't know how to do on this keyboard...Just so [B]you[/B] know...:wink
15.) crookedeye - 03/24/2013
o god... this is really turning into a gay lover's quarrel...
16.) Swamp Fox - 03/24/2013
This is what happens when ....


Well, it's just what happens.
17.) crookedeye - 03/24/2013
you guys ever watch two gay guys fighting??? I havn't... this one gas station i go too... theres this one freak,,one guy thats wants to be a women...when he was handing my change back... and his hand touch mine...and we made eye contact... i didnt no if i should punch him are not.. you no when you see a person like that, you dont make conversation..
18.) DParker - 03/24/2013
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;3577]:p

"Touch[COLOR=#FF0000][B][/B][/COLOR]!"----with the little dash thingie over the "e" that I don't know how to do on this keyboard...Just so [B]you[/B] know...:wink[/QUOTE]

I'm here to help. Oh, and....

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19.) Go Bucks - 03/24/2013
Dont fight it CE... hoyty and ohbh have plenty of room in the closet..

Now.. what was leighton saying about pigeon pot pie??
20.) Swamp Fox - 03/24/2013
Oh, thtop it, you guys...

:omg:
21.) DParker - 03/24/2013
[QUOTE=crookedeye;3583]you guys ever watch two gay guys fighting???[/QUOTE]

Did you forget this already?

[URL]http://forums.huntingcountry.com/forums/showthread.php?165-GSP-vs-Diaz&p=2736&viewfull=1#post2736[/URL]
22.) Hunter - 03/24/2013
[QUOTE=crookedeye;3583]you guys ever watch two gay guys fighting??? I havn't... this one gas station i go too... theres this one freak,,one guy thats wants to be a women...when he was handing my change back... and his hand touch mine...and we made eye contact... i didnt no if i should punch him are not.. you no when you see a person like that, you dont make conversation..[/QUOTE]

:laugh::laugh::laugh: Ce, did you break out in a cold sweat or did your heart start racing?
23.) crookedeye - 03/24/2013
lol..
24.) Swamp Fox - 03/24/2013
....
25.) Firemanj - 03/24/2013
Congrats on the land Leighton. Sucks y'all can't bow hunt there but hey, at least you can still hunt!!
26.) Leighton - 03/24/2013
Once you can get on one farm you can use it as a reference to other farmers and everything seems to fall into place. We didn't go dressed like Rambo , we wore smart casuals and talked as if we knew what we were doing.I mentioned I knew Floyd and I was a member of Hunting Country and that sealed the deal.:-)
27.) Swamp Fox - 03/24/2013
LOL...
28.) crookedeye - 03/24/2013
lol i picture you in a turtle neck sweater..
29.) DParker - 03/24/2013
[QUOTE=Leighton;3645]We didn't go dressed like Rambo , we wore smart casuals and talked as if we knew what we were doing.[/QUOTE]

In some areas around here that would actually count against you. :p

[QUOTE=Leighton;3645]I mentioned I knew Floyd and I was a member of Hunting Country and that sealed the deal.:-)[/QUOTE]

It's a trap!
30.) Deerminator - 03/25/2013
WOW! Very excellent Leighton:tu:

All the best with it:tu: