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Most folk have a false impression of us shooters,
They think that we are cruel,
and only kill for bloodlust,
this isn't the case at-all.
We aren't inhuman murderers,
who kill for pleasure and fun,
our sport is like any other,
your cricket bat is our gun.
We appreciate our sport so much,
like most good sportsmen do,
believe me when I say,
us shooters are no different to you.
A keeper conceals himself down in a wood,
to search for a shot or two,
gazing out onto the fields,
seeing grass covered in dew.
To venture out in our camo clothes,
to fields and gully's where no-body goes,
can excite the heart of the shooting man,
a shooting opportunity will be taken when it can.
We respect our quarry and what we shoot,
whether it be a duck, rabbit, pheasant or coot,
we look after the country side as best we can,
that is the duty of every shooting man.
And the government thinks it'll ban shooting one day,
well it's got another thing coming 'cos we'll have our say,
we won't go down without a fight,
we'll protect our sport come day or night!
Hunting Ban came into force at:
00:01 on Friday, 18th February 2005
Many people believe that the ban is an outright ban on all hunting with dogs.
This is not the case!
Rabbits and Rats are not classed as game!
They are vermin/pests!
And as pests can still legally be controlled using dogs,
as it is one of the most efficient methods available,
and it causes little (if no)
harm to the environment or to non-target species.
Dogs can still be used to flush foxes,
and terriers can still be worked underground,
providing the sought fox is a threat to Game birds.
As with any type of hunting/pest control there are laws and guidelines.