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Merits of reintroduction of locally extinct wildlife
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AutomaticEarth



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Catweazle wrote:
Grey Squirrel is tasty, a bit like the darker meat you get near the bone of a chicken leg.

A quick trip to the woods with an air rifle can provide a nice meal of squirrel, pigeon and chestnut.


Agree. Grey squirrels do taste quite nice. The introduction of wild boar will provide even better eating.

Also, a friend of mine has a licence for and owns a .22 and a .170 rifle firearm and this opens up lots of possibilities...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You would need a .243 at least to shoot a boar, I would think. It's illegal to shoot a deer with less than a .243 and a boar is a much bigger beast.

You'd have to go a long way to shoot a fava bean!!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True. The adult boars would need something more substantial.

The only things I've seen shot have been some paper targets Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AutomaticEarth wrote:
True. The adult boars would need something more substantial.

The only things I've seen shot have been some paper targets Laughing

My 7x57 Mauser would be just the thing for boar. The long 175 grain bullet penetrates deep and expands well. Factory ammo in that weight travels 2450 fps. I've shot both a moose and a black bear with mine plus several deer.
You might know this cartridge as the 275 Rigby.
My next choice would be a 308 Winchester shooting 180 gr. soft nosed bullets.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A single young Lynx that escaped from a wild life park in Wales has been killed by the local council. "the risk to the public had increased to severe" according to the council.
The owners of the lynx differ and are very critical of the council.

There seems little hope of a re-introduction of lynx in the UK if a local council feel that the animals are this dangerous. Most experts consider that a lynx is most unlikely to attack a grown human.
Whilst a baby or toddler might in theory be at risk, they are arguably at greater risk from large or ill behaved dogs.

And yes I know that this thread is some years old, but saw no merit in starting another about lynx.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-41953073
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adam2 wrote:
A single young Lynx that escaped from a wild life park in Wales has been killed by the local council. "the risk to the public had increased to severe" according to the council.
The owners of the lynx differ and are very critical of the council.

There seems little hope of a re-introduction of lynx in the UK if a local council feel that the animals are this dangerous. Most experts consider that a lynx is most unlikely to attack a grown human.
Whilst a baby or toddler might in theory be at risk, they are arguably at greater risk from large or ill behaved dogs.

And yes I know that this thread is some years old, but saw no merit in starting another about lynx.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-41953073

Unless the lynx was rabid killing it was totally unnecessary. Just shows you that people that don't ever interact with wild animals have no idea of their abilities and have perceptions they have gained by watching cartoons from Disney.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Committees are far more dangerous than any creature.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emordnilap wrote:
Committees are far more dangerous than any creature.
Yes Quite!
It has been said that a committee can reach a decision that is dumber then anyone of the members.
Watch that play out as you go through the Brexit process.
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