I was going to explain about all private land but figured I would let Richard do it. The places he took me were smaller farms and driving around he would point out properties he had access to. Completely different than over here!
We have amongst the strictest gun laws in the world, you have to jump though many hoops to get a rifle, let alone a place to hunt with it.
My chest freezer is full!
Recently there has been a Facebook group called 'giving up the game' where people can donate game free of charge or at little cost to the non hunter.
The farmers are very cautious who they let hunt on their land, luckily they trust me, and many people in my county now who I am, and I have a good reputation (or at least so I am told!) and because of this the farmers that were once strangers to me are now good friends, it does help.
But the guy in the article, states he controls the deer on 35,000 acres, well thats BS, I have access to 3000 acres and I struggle to be in the right place at the right time!
But I get my fair share.
Any other questions fire away.
There are some questions whether muzzle loaders meet the legal criteria to hunt deer in the UK, Scotland are different from England.hey Richard,
what about muzzleloaders in the UK? And how hard is it to bring a bolt action rifle there on a trip? Also let say one were to go to the UK how much meat would they let you export for the trip home. Red Deer is on my bucket list and I have to combo it with a vacation my wife would want to go on.
I dropped off a hind yesterday, the manager said he had taken in over 800 deer since 1st November of most species, not that you would know with the numbers I have been seeing.When I wasnt in London I would shoot 50-80 deer a year off an estate I stalk, as part of a cull of around 200-300. The population was still growing!
Sounds like you need to take a couple, build a giant BBQ pit, and throw a big party for the town folks! Maybe the Old Thatch would supply a few beverages.I dropped off a hind yesterday, the manager said he had taken in over 800 deer since 1st November of most species, not that you would know with the numbers I have been seeing.
I can't believe you remembered the name of that pub!Sounds like you need to take a couple, build a giant BBQ pit, and throw a big party for the town folks! Maybe the Old Thatch would supply a few beverages.
Of course I remembered! That's where you and I first met up face to face. Plus, the fish and chips WAS pretty darn good there! Just thought a big old block party would be a good way to use up some venison and maybe get some new customers! Not to mention a way to break up the monotony of a lockdown. Socially distanced, of course! I'd come, but I think I'm busy that weekend!I can't believe you remembered the name of that pub!
All my friends have some venison from me.
BTW, we are in lockdown again so all pubs etc are shut