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    Redbidet
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    :D:D:D

    Hunting season opens 8th Sept 2013 in our department. Check the dates of opening in your department

    http://www.oncfs.gouv.fr/Chasser-dans-les-regles-ru18/Dates-douverture-de-la-chasse-2013-2014-news1535

    and stand by for the usual complaints. :cry:


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    Ally
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    Cheers RB time to get the old blunderbuss dusted down.


    #sexysocialism Never enter a battle of wits unarmed.

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    Clover
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    Sept 15th here in 29


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    thomas16
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    @redbidet wrote:

    :

    and stand by for the usual complaints. :cry:

    C’est moi!
    What a joke…they’ve been practising here for the past three weeks, and before that the Spanish guys in their SUVs came along and shot at everything in sight at the invitation of the Maire and the local chasse… :-(

    Someone (a hunter) has already been killed according to Inter this morning..

    It’s very difficult doggie walking now…


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    alittlebitfrench
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    Chasseurs tend to be more dangerous to themselves or each other than the wildlife. In our last village, they were so old they tended to fall over backwards with the weight of their own guns. They reminded me of Elmer Fudd.


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    Clover
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    My neighbour lost an uncle in the next commune last year, silly old fool was climbing over a fence between fields with a loaded and fully cocked shotgun which caught on the barbed wire and shot him in the thigh, hence he bled to death before any help could get near to him as it was way off the beaten track for the sapeurs.


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    intertype7
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    I saw a piece on local TV news last evening that said potential new young hunters in Haute-Vienne can have a free licence to try the pastime, in a bid to encourage new interest because hunter numbers are falling and those who are involved are ageing.
    I find it difficult to envisage young French men being very interested, even in rural areas. Presumably the age problem is because the hunters we see around these days are the ones who were encouraged into the pastime by officialdom in the years after World War Two.


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    hookie
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    “I saw a piece on local TV news last evening that said potential new young hunters in Haute-Vienne can have a free licence to try the pastime, in a bid to encourage new interest because hunter numbers are falling”

    Hopefully with the new season for slaughtering anything that moves and can’t shoot back, they shoot each other and reduce the numbers even further.


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    Hunting has been an integral part of French culture for a long time……………live here and live with it!


    BeeGee

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    hookie
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    So was using the guillotine and burning witches but they’ve grown out of these (hopefully?) and it’s time that the barbaric use of traps, poisons and surrounding coppices with cowardly gun toting, clearly under endowed males and shooting everything that runs out is also consigned to history.


    #1185470
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    @beegee wrote:

    Hunting has been an integral part of French culture for a long time……………live here and live with it!

    Alternatively head back home, but hang on a mo Brits hunt/shoot too ! :lol:

    Spotty


    Je suis Spotty - FSM, he boiled for our sins !

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    acko
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    @hookie wrote:

    clearly under endowed males .

    :shock::shock::shock: What do they wear hunting in your area ?


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    beegee
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    I do hope “hookie” is not implying that things were/are any different in the UK. If that is the case, they are sadly disillusioned.


    BeeGee

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    alittlebitfrench
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    @spotty wrote:

    @beegee wrote:

    Hunting has been an integral part of French culture for a long time……………live here and live with it!

    Alternatively head back home, but hang on a mo Brits hunt/shoot too ! :lol:

    Spotty

    Not foxes. Blair put a stop to that. At least Cameron and his chancellor mate (the one that looks like he over-sleeps alot………and bats in all diferent directions) have alot more time on their hands at weekends to making Britain better !

    I am going to vote ‘fox’ at the next election.


    #1185474
    Spotty
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    Can still shoot ’em in the UK !

    Spotty


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