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Thread #133097   Message #3016096
Posted By: GUEST,mauvepink
26-Oct-10 - 03:01 PM
Thread Name: BS: Englands Biggest Stag Shot on Exmoor
Subject: RE: BS: Englands Biggest Stag Shot on Exmoor
It's a fair point Greg...

I can understand shooting animals that may have been mortally wounded in fights during the rut. That would be humane. But I would have thought killing healthy males/females in the breeding season was both counterproductive to conservation and stupid.

The report on the BBC this evening said tht somone hadseen men loading the beast into a vehicle in the dark. Would that mean this hapless beast was shot in the night with all the technology that would entail? Nightsights hardly seem fair or skillful in such hunting surely?

Anyone know more about this?