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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Got a Blackbirds nest in a thick small Holly Tree just outside the kitchen window...

    3 chicks have hatched out and were doing well... :thumb:

    Till a herd of "Magpie`s" came along and had them away... :cry::Angry:

    What`s the law on shooting them.. ?
     
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    Sod the law shoot 'em !! You are quite remote, so who cares. Remember they peck bits out of lambs too !
     
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    Magpies, crows, wood pigeons are all official vermin and can legally be shot

    Was trying to find an official reference to the above, but also trying to work!
     
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    magpies are classed as vermin,just shoot them,if you watch a magpie sitting in a tree he/she is watching the other bird movements to see where his/hers next lunch is coming from,magpies are good to eat.
    crows will do the same,but rooks wont:thumb:
     
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    What about Squirrels.Can you shoot them too
     
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    only the gray ones:thumb:
     
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    I wish we had some Magpies here to help--

    Huge trees outside with lots of pigeons nesting , a car parked underneath overnight looks like a heard of cows live up there:Angry:

    I wish i had a good airgun
     
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    What's wrong with magpies? They are wild animals, wild animals eat one another, sometimes sad but that's life. We eat veal, suckling pigs, lambs........... Blackbirds eat worms etc etc........
     
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    Evolution.......... or summat like that...:RollEyes:

    Yes to the above...... but what eats Magpie`s... ?

    The way they are down here,,,, there wont be any other birds around... in the future... :Sad:

    There are hundreds of the bloody things..
     
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    Probably man upsetting the balance of nature, need a few buzzards,eagles etc to restore the balance.

    Or restore the balance yourself with a gun :BigGrin:
     
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    Get a Larsen trap if you got a gamekeeper nearby, he'll let you have a call bird which will be a magpie, excellent way of trimming the fookers up, caught 54 on our shoot this year, we always average 40- 50 a year when l was a lad we never saw a magpie, they'll clear out all other birds nests of eggs and chicks.
     
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    Well I hate maggies because of what they do, but we aren't overrun at the moment, but then we have a kestrel around the vicinity somewhere, who often stops off on our fence for a minute or two on his patrol.

    However there is a collared dove (yes it is a dove, we see plenty of pigeons which are bigger and we DO know the difference - they usually nest in our Leylandii!) who has taken up residence in next door's cherry tree - and he/she hates magpies and always chases them off ! The dove is smaller but even when the bugger's stopped on our gazebo to get its breath back she soon sees him off again!

    I always cheer LOL

    The trouble with shooting stuff in your garden is it is illegal to discharge anything within - is it 30 yards? or 100? - of a dwelling or a public highway. Which is limiting for us urbanites.
     
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    Bought a gun last week,,,, cos we had a couple of rats floating about... :Angry:

    But since I got it... aint seen one... :RollEyes:

    Did try and line up a Magpie.... but by the time I had him in Eye shot he was off... must have eyes in the back of their heads... :Doh::BigGrin:
     
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    We are OK on the dwelling... :thumb:

    Have got a lane outside.... but only get a few cars and tractors coming up and down each day... and I can hear them coming... :BigGrin:
     
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    The trouble with shooting stuff in your garden is it is illegal to discharge anything within - is it 30 yards? or 100? - of a dwelling or a public highway. Which is limiting for us urbanites.

    It's my understanding that as long as the pellet doesn't leave your property then it's ok.
     
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    I've got a good air rifle for sale if you need one.:Rofl1:
     
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    This is how a Larsen trap works, they catch 24/7 well during the hours of light as long as you feed and water and check it daily, the call bird it is perfectly legal.
     

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    Wanted to do the same to a cat at the weekend.:Angry:
    We were watching 3 tiny baby rabbits playing in the sun , jumping about nibbling grass.
    Granted our borders would have loved to have slipped their wire rope , and gone on chase. But they were securely fastened.
    A cat came out of no where , grabbed one by the neck.
    Have you ever heard a rabbit scream ? Not nice.
    Ran off with it , in it's mouth . Wriggling about for all it's worth:Sad:
    Felt like letting Buster off, to give chase. But people were watching........
     
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    You barstewards... :Angry:
















    not only have we got Mike Ashley as an owner now you want to shoot us... :Eeek:
     
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