The UK's Finest Independent Forum for Shooters and Gun Owners. Est 2010.

Supporting all legal firearm owners, collectors, enthusiasts, shooters and competitors by promoting and encouraging legitimate gun ownership and use in the UK through unity, advocacy and discussion. To REGISTER contact admin(at)
It is currently Sun May 16, 2021 6:03 pm

All times are UTC

Forum rules

"The Dromia Rule"

Deer Stalking… reliable word of mouth recommendation from someone you know has undertaken such stalking being offered by a specific syndicate is best. Like other walks of life, stalking has its scammers. E.G., make sure there is deer, of the species sought, on the land being made available; that appropriate insurance is in place; that there is recourse for recompense if it all goes wrong. In addition, obtain and understand terms and conditions; consider the implications of allowing a syndicate leader to be a FAC mentor; make sure ‘coaches’ are suitably qualified; consider the quality of deer management, the construction & execution of a shooting plan and safety; determine if the land is over-shot.

If in doubt, contact BASC or similar.

Anyone considered to be a scammer will be banned without warning.

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:53 pm 
Site Admin

Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:52 pm
Posts: 16607
Location: The Lincolnshire Wolds
Home club or Range: North Cotes Butts
Farmers offered £25 to find dead badgers, as government launch study to try and end culling
Fresh badger carcasses will be checked by government scientists for bovine tuberculosis ... nch-study/


Farmers have been offered £25 to find dead badgers as the government launches a study to try to end culling.

Ministers have promised to end new badger cull licences by 2022, meaning that tens of thousands of the animals could still be killed before these permits expire.

Thousands of badgers are killed each year because they spread bovine tuberculosis to cows, threatening farmers' herds. In the last year, 27,000 cattle were slaughtered because of the disease.

Now, officials hope to find where in the country badgers carry the disease as they decide where to grant new cull licences.

In a U-Turn from policies under previous Conservative administrations, Boris Johnson's government has been vocally keen to end the cull, and move towards vaccinations instead.

Conservative campaigners including environment minister Lord Goldsmith and Carrie Symonds, fiancee of the Prime Minister, have long campaigned for the cull to end, and argued that it is unpopular among voters.

Farmers in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and East Sussex, collectively known as the southern edge area, are being urged to take part.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is hoping to start the scheme in spring 2021 and end it in 2022.

They want to collect a number of fresh, found-dead badger carcasses, and are particularly interested in those killed on roads in these counties.

The animals will then be tested for bovine TB, the AHPA confirmed.

Government officials have segmented the country into three bovine TB risk areas; High Risk, Low Risk and the Edge Area which lies between the two.

The study hopes to pinpoint the prevalence of the disease in this edge area to see if culling is required and decide how to manage the disease.

"We are looking for volunteers to help collect badger carcasses," an APHA spokesperson said.

"Carcasses will need to be fresh and collected according to a simple protocol that will be provided along with collection kits containing everything needed by collectors.

"Carcasses will then be collected from your premises by a specialist courier and taken to the University of Nottingham.

"We offer a contribution of £25 towards any personal expenses associated with the collection of carcasses."

A Defra spokesperson said: “Bovine TB is one of the most difficult and intractable animal health challenges that the UK faces today, causing considerable trauma for farmers and costing taxpayers over £100 million every year.

“No one wants to continue the cull of a protected species indefinitely. That is why we are accelerating other elements of our strategy, including vaccination and improved testing so that we can eradicate this insidious disease and start to phase out badger culling in England.”

Is that with or without holes?


“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

- George Orwell, 1984

Everything I copy and paste can be found in the real world by using Google.

 Profile Send private message  
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:53 pm 
Past Supporter
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:43 pm
Posts: 7033
Location: West of The Urals
Home club or Range: West Bank of the Volga.....
What about tyre marks????

"The only real power comes out of a long rifle." - Joseph Stalin

Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank.....give a man a bank and he can rob the world!.

More than a vested interest in 7.62x54r!

 Profile Send private message  
PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:11 am 
Site Supporter Since 2020
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:17 pm
Posts: 6286
Location: Underground
Home club or Range: HBSA
* Sends a text to BoJo *

"Can we have £25 for every ooman you bury in our attic?"

CEO (Chief Excavatin' Officer)
Badger Korporashun

Quidquid latine dictum sit altum viditur.
"Quelle style, so British"

 Profile Send private message  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group