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    helene159
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    @alittlebitfrench wrote:

    Foxes live in London now. I bet they all carry knives as well.

    They don’t carry knive :shock: , why on earth would you think they do?


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    beegee
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    @helene159 wrote:

    They don’t carry knives, why on earth would you think they do?

    Am I the only one to be confused by this?

    If you approach the hunt captain and explain that you do not want them to hunt on your land, he will usually arrange for signs to be erected at your boundaries telling the hunters that it is out of bounds to them.


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    alittlebitfrench
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    @helene159 wrote:

    @alittlebitfrench wrote:

    Foxes live in London now. I bet they all carry knives as well.

    They don’t carry knive :shock: , why on earth would you think they do?

    Knives darling not knive. Tim17 will get awfully upset.

    They dont BTW, I made it up. Sleep safe.


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    jsks
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    @beegee wrote:

    @helene159 wrote:

    They don’t carry knives, why on earth would you think they do?

    Am I the only one to be confused by this?

    If you approach the hunt captain and explain that you do not want them to hunt on your land, he will usually arrange for signs to be erected at your boundaries telling the hunters that it is out of bounds to them.

    Ah, they must use these new reading dogs too. And use cartridges or rounds that also respect boundaries.

    In our field we were chased by dogs twice (in the same week, as well which I thought was taking the p1ss) and have seen hunters shoot into the field which they are simply not allowed to do. Mind you they aren’t allowed to shoot each other but ignore that stricture, too.

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    hookie
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    The local scumbag chasse were out (again!) this afternoon literally yards from the house, probably the worse for excess consumption of Ricard and other drink. Hopefully they’ll shoot a few of each other and reduce their numbers and I hope the rest of them die an unpleasant and painful death sooner rather than later, especially the fat Brits amongst their numbers. Making me seriously think about moving away. Why do they have to shoot on Sundays when the rest of Europe doesn’t. They clearly lead very sad lives.


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    kathyc
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    @hookie wrote:

    The local scumbag chasse were out (again!) this afternoon literally yards from the house, probably the worse for excess consumption of Ricard and other drink. Hopefully they’ll shoot a few of each other and reduce their numbers and I hope the rest of them die an unpleasant and painful death sooner rather than later, especially the fat Brits amongst their numbers. Making me seriously think about moving away. Why do they have to shoot on Sundays when the rest of Europe doesn’t. They clearly lead very sad lives.

    Sounds like someone forgot to research local activities when buying a property! :wink:


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    Spotty
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    Indeed, bit like moaning about an airport that was there before you move nearby.
    I spent lunchtime in the company of some local chasseurs & six dead English partidge =P~ , how we laughed & had a gay old time, jolly nice chaps & not a fat one to be seen if that’s at all relevant. :lol:

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    curtis
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    Strangely enough I enjoyed two english partridges with a friend today, too. And a bottle of Haut Médoc. We laughed as well, but no hunters involved.
    We are surrounded by hunters but no real problem.


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    hookie
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    Like I said, sad lives..


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    Spotty
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    Wrong, all very jolly & pleasant.

    Spotty


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    alittlebitfrench
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    @spotty wrote:

    Wrong, all very jolly & pleasant.

    Spotty

    not all jolly and pheasant ?


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    Who’s Al Jolly ? I’m Alan Partidge

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    Hookie wrote:

    @hookie wrote:

    “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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    The local scumbag chasse were out (again!) this afternoon literally yards from the house, probably the worse for excess consumption of Ricard and other drink. Hopefully they’ll shoot a few of each other and reduce their numbers and I hope the rest of them die an unpleasant and painful death sooner rather than later, especially the fat Brits amongst their numbers. Making me seriously think about moving away. Why do they have to shoot on Sundays when the rest of Europe doesn’t. They clearly lead very sad lives.

    Whether or not you agree with hunting, what a dreadful, offensive posting by this individual! Especially the sentiments I have highlighted.

    I am not a hunter but I have been out with the local hunt many times. I cannot speak for other regions in France, but I can assure you, the hunt I was with do not “slaughter anything that moves.” And everything that is shot is for human consumption.

    They act extremely professionally and any game that is shot is tagged and meticulously recorded because there is a limit to what is bagged. I was out with them yesterday and a hare was shot. The hunt president was about a kilometre away and he had all the numbered tags in his pouch. The hunter who killed the hare started to get very agitated and said we needed to get the tag on asap. When I asked him why he was so concerned because the hunt president would catch up with us sooner or later, the hunter replied: “No, no. Everything has to be tagged and recorded quickly otherwise if the hunt bailiff comes along, I’ll be nicked for poaching! And I’m no poacher!” And this was from a fully paid up (sober) member of an organised hunt, not some group of “scumbags” (Hookies quote)

    Rural France can be very strange to outsiders, but like it or loathe it, hunting is part of the way of French rural life.

    People who choose to live in the countryside and moan about the way of life there, remind me of a (very good) friend of mine who years ago bought a cottage in a tiny village and then moaned to the Vicar about the bell-ringers ringing at practice once during the week and on Sunday mornings. The Vicar reminded my friend that the name of his house should have given him an inkling of what might be happening from time to time….’Church Cottage’!!! And no, the bell-ringing didn’t stop!

    Hookie, you say you are thinking of moving away. I hope you don’t, because France is great, but if you are that unhappy perhaps it’s time to “sling your hook”!

    And please desist posting your wishes about people dying a slow death.
    It’s obnoxious and not fitting for this forum, especially during the Remembrance Season and after the news from the Phillipines.

    KS


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    datz
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    We do see the hunt around our way fairly regularly. However they are very organised and when any hunting is taking place on or near roads signs are out and hunters placed strategically to warn you. We have two cats but the dogs all have bells on so the cats can hear them coming and they usually bob indoors. If you are still worried find out when they will be hunting near you and keep the cats indoors.


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    roadrat
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    To say the hunt is a rural tradition is ridiculous, cycling has a longer history. Even in rural areas it’s a tiny percentage of the population whose chosen recreation is hunting. Yet these few monopolise much of the countryside making it unsafe for the majority to venture out. There are far more who oppose the virtual free range of the hunters than of those who actually take part, but the hunters have more political influence.

    We have coming up in a couple of weeks the annual Telethon when much of the population get out to do various pursuits in aid of childrens charity. You would think that even for just this one day the hunters would let somebody else into their playground. Nope.


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