posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 02:26 PM
I've just had the first hunt sunday this season without any hunters blasting away at anything that moves....YIPEEEEEEE!
This season the hunters have been a REAL pain in the butt and I think shooting in this particular area has at least doubled from any previous year.
It's usual to have pellets raining down on me, my house and my garden quite frequently and the rules and regulations laid down for the protection of
the public are broken on a regular basis. Shooting within 150m of a habitation, shooting towards a habitation, passing a habitation with a loaded gun,
shooting from a road, these are a few rules that get broken most hunt days.
I've had my cats hunted, dogs running round and crapping in my garden, I was even threatened with a shotgun for interveining when one of my cats was
chased by two large, fat, uncontrollable labradors. Police were called.
I was offered a gun by a friend to protect my cats if it happened again but I didn't want to wear a target and give anyone an excuse to shoot ME.
But....nice and peaceful today.
I usually let my cats out around 12.30pm when all the hunters go home to intoxicate themselves over lunch and I get them back in around 3pm when the
blitz continues. They are then let back out after dark.
Today they were out all day. It was sunny and they loved their freedom. It's usually horrible to hear them whining at the front door to escape.
A day without guns and no drunk village idiots. Bliss.
edit on 3/2/2013 by nerbot because: (no reason given)