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quixoticgeek

First Shoot

A friend of mine has invited me to join her for a spot of rabbit shooting on her farm this weekend.

It is the first time I have gone hunting on land. So was wondering if anyone had any advice to offer a complete newby?

Thanks

J
Bebo

Make sure you point the end of the gun with the hole in it away from you. Wink
quixoticgeek

Bebo wrote:
Make sure you point the end of the gun with the hole in it away from you. Wink


I really did ask for that one didn't I?

Surprised)

J
dpack

quiet clothes to work in and dry ones for later

good footwear that is both quiet and protective

a "serious student"attitude
magnet

Remember the wind keep it in your face.
oldish chris

Don't eat the meat! Been reading in this week's New Scientist that wild-shot game contains enough fragments of lead too small to be picked out during a meal to poison regular eaters.
vegplot

oldish chris wrote:
Don't eat the meat! Been reading in this week's New Scientist that wild-shot game contains enough fragments of lead too small to be picked out during a meal to poison regular eaters.


The analysis was performed on pulverised meat. The problem with this is that if shot is still in the bird during consumption it is often detected before being ingested. Lead shot doesn't tend to disintegrate it remains largely undeformed as small lead balls. However, if the meat is pulverised the lead is as well meaning a greater proportion would be ingested and absorbed.

They claim red grouse, partridge and pheasant hit the limit (take a 70-kilogram person over the lead-threshold set by United Nations bodies for most farmed animals) with about 10 meals per week. That an awful lot of meals based on game.
sako

oldish chris wrote:
Don't eat the meat! Been reading in this week's New Scientist that wild-shot game contains enough fragments of lead too small to be picked out during a meal to poison regular eaters.

That should be don't eat the head, i always head shoot the rabbit with a .22 rimfire.
Shotgun is a different matter but you can still see where the shot is before you cook it.
Cheers
Richard
Jamanda

vegplot wrote:
oldish chris wrote:
Don't eat the meat! Been reading in this week's New Scientist that wild-shot game contains enough fragments of lead too small to be picked out during a meal to poison regular eaters.


The analysis was performed on pulverised meat. The problem with this is that if shot is still in the bird during consumption it is often detected before being ingested. Lead shot doesn't tend to disintegrate it remains largely undeformed as small lead balls. However, if the meat is pulverised the lead is as well meaning a greater proportion would be ingested and absorbed.

They claim red grouse, partridge and pheasant hit the limit (take a 70-kilogram person over the lead-threshold set by United Nations bodies for most farmed animals) with about 10 meals per week. That an awful lot of meals based on game.


Thanks for doing the looking up I was just about to do. Spitting out the little balls is half the fun of eating game.
Bebo

Jamanda wrote:
Spitting out the little balls is half the fun


Thank you. I think I may have a new quote for my sig.
KILLITnGRILLIT

There seems to be the occaisional pellet in our "U" bend so it seems to pass through OK puke_r
quixoticgeek

[quote="oldish chris"]Don't eat the meat! Been reading in this week's New Scientist that wild-shot game contains enough fragments of lead too small to be picked out during a meal to poison regular eaters.[/quote]

I would imagine this depends on what weapon you are using to despatch the bunny. With an air rifle, there is only one small pellet to deal with, not a whole host of them as with a shot gun, making it a lot easier to remove and not consume it...

J
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