Hunting and Fishing: NEILMUIR1 picture (squirrel hunting)
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If you get a Firearms certificate, you must keep your weapon in an approved steel gun cabinet, bolted to the wall inside bolts, and the house must be alarmed so it can notify the Police. You are not allowed to keep ammunition in the same cabinet.
If you have a live firing Firearm .22 LR, .243 etc, then you have to tell the Police your expected Ammunition needs per year!
Every time you go to the Gun Shop to get ammunition, the amount you get is recorded and yopu are not allowed too much at any one time, if you try to go above your yearly allowance, they will not give it to you and you have to see the Police and tell them why you want it!
Air rifles are exempt from any ammunition restrictions.
In some parts of the Country you are not allowed to keep your weapon or ammunition in the house, they must be kept in a Police station.
This demand by the po;ice is against the law on weapons, so if you challenged it, they just don't give you a certificate!
You must also have written permission off the landowner to shoot. This is given to the Police who then check the land to see it is safe to use that weapon on it!
If you have ever done the slightest thing wrong, don't even attempt to get a Firearms certificate, as you will be laughed out of the Police station.
As for my rifle, the manufactures claim 100 shots with their ammunition, per canister.
However with the ammo I use, it starts to decline after 80 shots. I believe the reason for that is that stainless steel is heavier than the alloy ammo they make.
As you can easily carry six canisters that is enough even when out Shooting or ratting.
I have only got a 4X40 sight on mine, high mounted so I can use the iron sights in the dark.
Not that I need them that much as my Original English Jack Russell takes care of rats, for me.
A fox went into a chicken run and after getting through the mesh it was just slaughtering the chicks, not eating them just pure killing for no reason.
They do that to anything they can get hold of, lambs, chickens, pheasants, so they are not exactly popular.
This one made a mistake for my Jack Russell heard the racket and went flying in behind it, the resulting fight was terrible as I could do nothing as one moment my dog was in the way and then the fox for seconds, and it was dark.
I could not shoot as my dog was there in the way.
After what seemed a long time, my dog (Tess), came out covered in blood. Yet there was not a mark on her from the fox.
When I pulled the fox out, Tess had got it in the throat and Terriers do not let go, unless to get a better grip, It was stone dead! The farmer came out as he had heard the noise, and looked at this dog fox, so we weighed it on his sheep scales.
It was 31 pounds in weight, taken out by one evil Terrier, a good nights work for her!
Here is a picture of her!
Regards from England.
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