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mochyn



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 05 10:53 am    Post subject: Phat pheasants  Reply with quote    

There's one sitting on the garden wall as I type: only 3m away, through the window. How can I catch it?

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 05 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My cousins (grew up in Pakistan) can just sort of creep up on them and grab 'em, they're also fairly handy with catapaults (dunno how legal that is though)

judith



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 05 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Soak some raisins in rum or brandy, put them out and wait for them to get drunk.

mochyn



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 05 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Actually, I did try the 'creeping up' thing: I managed to get a child's fishing net over one! And it was watching at the time. How stupid can a bird be? The soaked raisin idea sound sfamiliar. Now, what spirit have I got to hand?

Bugs



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 05 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
The soaked raisin idea sound sfamiliar


Mochyn, the Champion of the World!

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 05 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't forget you 'officially' need a game licence to kill one.

judith



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 05 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
Don't forget you 'officially' need a game licence to kill one.


Only if she is going to sell it, surely.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 05 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think the licence is for taking and killing.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 05 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Judith wrote:
Treacodactyl wrote:
Don't forget you 'officially' need a game licence to kill one.


Only if she is going to sell it, surely.


Nope, you need a licence to kill game even for your own consumption IIRC. It's one of our delightful laws that costs more to administer than it raises. There should be more details on the BSAC site.

Of course the chances of a bobby who is up-to-speed on game laws wondering past your house as you do the deed must be very slim.

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 05 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How are the British Sub Aqua Club involved? BASC surely.

judith



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 05 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
Of course the chances of a bobby who is up-to-speed on game laws wondering past your house as you do the deed must be very slim.


And the ex-bobby who dropped off a couple of pheasants for me last weekend must have a short memory

judith



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 05 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mochyn might just get away without being sent to the tower. You don't need a licence if you are on "enclosed lands" and you are the occupier of said enclosed lands. So in her back garden she should be OK.

nettie



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 05 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
How are the British Sub Aqua Club involved?


That's for if you want to catch underwater pheasants.

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 05 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Judith wrote:
Mochyn might just get away without being sent to the tower. You don't need a licence if you are on "enclosed lands" and you are the occupier of said enclosed lands. So in her back garden she should be OK.


Excellent, there are two or three cocks in my back garden most mornings

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 05 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Must resist...must resist.

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