Originally Posted by sjohnson
Any landowner in possession of more than 30 rabbits would be in violation of the law.
So, if the landowner farmed rabbits for a living, would he also have to stick to killing just 30?
In the UK, no wild animal is owned until it has been killed, it's the right to killing the animal that is owned.
Do you guys not have a problem with rabbits damaging crops? Over here it's a massive problem, same with Pigeons (or doves).
I guess the law is the law, and as gun owners we should be well aware that we need to abide by the law. Over here a nights lamping in troubled areas could produce bags in excess of 100 rabbits. A lot of the guys who shoot big bags will sell in to the butchers (meat stores) for $1.50 (£1) per rabbit.
Pigeons are 50p (75 cents ?) each.
Strange thing is with Pheasants, the birds are only worth $3. It cost more to buy the poults and to rear the birds to adult than the birds are worth when shot. This is why pheasant shooting is so expensive in the UK with many people paying $45 to shoot just one bird.