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Failed deterrent.

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by dream_police, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Presumably it would require permission of the landowner and, up here at least, a license that costs £72 for 5 years before you can buy an air rifle.

    Only skimmed this quickly but hopefully I got the gist of it.... http://www.scotland.police.uk/about...es-and-charges/firearms/air-weapon-licensing/
  2. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    It would also depend on the ft/lb of the weapon. Above 12 (I think) it will become a S1 firearm for which a licence is required. Martin is absolutely right, I would need to ensure I have an adequate backstop before shooting and the pellet is not allowed to go beyond my garden. It's all a moot point though, as I do not possess one (Although I was looking at some the other day in the local farm supply store), am not allowed to buy one, nor will my wife and daughter permit me to kill anything.
    I'm not under the thumb though. Really.
  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Car battery and some judicious wiring should be dissuasive. Just don't short it by accident.
  4. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    12ft lb is maximum without license.
    Need to be minimum 50 metres from public access land.

    6ftlb for pistol, which should do the job, but as you aren't allowed weapons, you could always take up falconry and see if you can borrow a golden eagle:D
  5. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Not sure if an Eagle would be that friendly to my cats or the multitude of small birds that visit. Would be pretty cool though.
    I have now just smeared the pole with chilli infused oil. Lets see if they like that!
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2018
  6. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Overkill. A Harris Hawk would be ideally suited to the job.
  7. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Iirc the poster lives in the USA, so it will be legal.

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