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    Deer: 50% cull 'necessary to protect countryside'

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21688447



    This will be getting some of shooters excited, no doubt.

    Sadly, I don't own a rifle - but I do own quite a few skinners - so if anyone ever needs a hand...
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    Re: Deer: 50% cull 'necessary to protect countryside'

    If they must be culled surely we could have them gassed like badgers...
    That should stop anything from happening for years...
    Or Disney could re-release Bambi... even Roestalker won't be able to work.



    Failing anything like that we could organise hunts with people on horses and dogs trained to hunt in packs, video the results and sell them off as snuff movies...that could raise money...for deer preservation. Wasn't that what was being called for only last year?
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    Re: Deer: 50% cull 'necessary to protect countryside'

    Quote Originally Posted by Chui View Post
    .Sadly, I don't own a rifle

    That doesn't have to be a permanent state of affairs Paul, no reason why you can't change the situation and get those skinners out of the man drawer
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    If this news gets out on, say, a knife forum the classifieds would be swept clean of hunters pretty quickly...
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    Re: Deer: 50% cull 'necessary to protect countryside'

    If anyone has deer that need shooting, drop me a line!

    My newest rifle needs the workout:



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    Re: Deer: 50% cull 'necessary to protect countryside'

    Just paid the annual subs for my little spot of heaven in the Scottish Borders.

    Looking forward to replenishing my freezer with freshly harvested venison, as it would appear that the only meat it may contain at present is of the equine variety.
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    Re: Deer: 50% cull 'necessary to protect countryside'

    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy View Post

    If this news gets out on, say, a knife forum the classifieds would be swept clean of hunters pretty quickly...
    Come on, are we really that bad?
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    Re: Deer: 50% cull 'necessary to protect countryside'

    Quote Originally Posted by paul w View Post
    Come on, are we really that bad?
    Who is this "we" you speak of?

    (I was going to say I wouldn't do so....but I'd be lying )


    I know you are that bad, really

    Do I sharpen a shiney, pretty, hunter I have or do I buy another to help with the deer dressing?
    No brainer. Buy both!
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    Re: Deer: 50% cull 'necessary to protect countryside'

    As per Mirage's post .. My .270 and I are available for this arduous task in my area at short notice if required

    Fluffy displaying the precise meaning of 'BB' again I see "Buy Both !"
    If it's not sharp, it's just a piece of metal.

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    Re: Deer: 50% cull 'necessary to protect countryside'

    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy View Post
    Do I sharpen a shiney, pretty, hunter I have or do I buy another to help with the deer dressing?
    No brainer. Buy both!
    Agreed.
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    Re: Deer: 50% cull 'necessary to protect countryside'

    Quote Originally Posted by Longstrider View Post
    Fluffy displaying the precise meaning of 'BB' again I see "Buy Both !"
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    Re: Deer: 50% cull 'necessary to protect countryside'

    Can we expect a 50% reduction in the price of Venison, then?
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    Re: Deer: 50% cull 'necessary to protect countryside'

    Quote Originally Posted by parbajtor View Post
    Can we expect a 50% reduction in the price of Venison, then?
    Only if there is a pre-season cut in ammunition prices.
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    Re: Deer: 50% cull 'necessary to protect countryside'

    Quote Originally Posted by parbajtor View Post
    Can we expect a 50% reduction in the price of Venison, then?
    Neigh!

    (Sorry).

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    Re: Deer: 50% cull 'necessary to protect countryside'

    I wouldn't worry too much about this, Brian May, the patron saint of countryside management and the all important 'Public Opinion' will swoop in and save all us hard pressed stalkers the aggravation of having to save the countryside from this Cervidae Calamity!

    Then, as more people start dying in deer RTA's, when car insurance starts going up in areas with large deer populations, when deer are seen dying of starvation and/or disease in suburban areas and people's dogs start carrying deer body parts home in the outskirts of major towns said public opinion will do a rapid u-turn and we of the Up at Sparrows Fart Venison Appreciation Society can sit back and say "Told'ya so".

    Interestingly, just the other day I was invited to stick a CV into a deer culling team, can't say any more than that re Where etc, but I wonder if I'm currently picking up one of the ripples in this pond?
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