Hello lads and lasses,
Been out this afternoon with me old mate,thought we would try one of our
shoots i can see across the valley,noticed loads of rabbit activity through
the bins,the last couple of days,got there around half one,sun and breeze
in our favour,now we have not shot this for at least 5 months,heavens
were these rabbits skittish,60/70 yds as close as we could get,so me mate went off in one direction,and me in another,needless to say i never fired a
shot all afternoon,me mate bagged one bunny,and when we met up again
he said guess what i came across tel,heaps of bl**dy beer cans most
full of pellet holes scattered around the end of our shoot,say no more.
YOURS TOTALLY MIFFED TERRY.
Its very similar on my shoot, went out last night and as soon as I switch my deben lamp on they run for there burrows.. as far as I know I'm the only one who shoots this land but am sarting to wonder...
same on my shoot there was loads of bunnies we had mixy there but seen rabbits after but then nothing but have found pellet holes in a fence post and electric poles and i am the only one with permission
l/h bsa s10 24" barrel and hw silencer bsa s10 19" barrel hw silencer and nc-03 nv
Could be the wind, it was very hard to judge on the weekend. I was out for three hours, saw three rabbits in total, one was shootable but it was too bloody close.
I had had a kip on my chair, woke up and two jumped out of the hedge about 20 yards from me. One sprinted across the field but the other one stayed out. Typically my rifle was across my lap and any movement would have sent the little bugger running. So i hoped that he would run out a little,did he hell, he RAN CLOSER to with around 8 yards at which point he finally spotted me and hoped back into the hedge.
Anyway 3 hours in the cold for hardly any action, so I know how you feel, roll on April thats all i can say.
HW80 .22 vmach'd ginb stock
Same here, very skittish. Don't know if it's because of the weather or just seasonal. Hope things improve soon.
This time of year it's only the wise and wily ones who have survived, it's the same every winter. During the summer you can walk right up to the young and stupid ones but those that survive this far have a bit more sense.
Break your backs and crack your oars men! If you wish to prevail.
Cheers lads, understand where your coming from,its just i didn,t find it like this last year,did notice those we saw at distance,were chasing the hell out of each other,and jumping high in the air,mating me thinks,and ime thinking
as they are preoccupied with each other,this will be in our favour,not so
me mate shot one,but then he,s more sneaky than me,still learning.
thanks again TERRY.
There skittish over my way as well in mid-Devon, but that's when the 7.62 comes out for a play
sounds like someone is going on your land when you are not there
definately the only way to get any decent result at this time of year is to ambush, we went out sunday set up hides at about 10 am got 11 by the time it was getting to chilly to sit so packed up the hide and managed two more on a slow drive round in the half light.
More concerning is that someone else is obviously shooting there too, when they shouldn't be. Tell the landowner, ensure you have the only shooting permission and stake out to try and catch the buggers (be very careful).
Some guys who rent some of the land for a car breaking/repairs business on my shoot had there premises broken into recently. I'm keeping an eye out when out at night but would not probably approach them.