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Hunters disappointed by lack of game on first outing

Post by Paphos Life » Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:17 pm

 Thousand of hunters said they did not expect such lack of hare and partridge on the first outing of 2021, many noting that this might be the worst year yet.This was particularly true of the Paphos district, where quite a few came back with no game....

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Re: Hunters disappointed by lack of game on first outing

Post by Uncle D » Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:40 pm

So it's not the shooting of animals, burning of land and laying of poison. It's the fault of the authorities :roll:
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Post by Bindi » Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:42 pm

I wonder if the penny will finally drop that if you kill everything that moves there will be nothing left. Utter madness and incredibly sad for all the wildlife.

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Re: Hunters disappointed by lack of game on first outing

Post by bmwx5 » Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:57 pm

Shots fired before daylight around Marathounta area I would guess some within the reserve areas judging by how close the sound was but didn't see any orange hats or bibs etc

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Post by trevnhil » Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:12 pm

Well here in Polemi the shooting started early and by the number of shots we could hear there were a lot of hunters about. If there is a shortage of 'game', what ARE they shooting at.. There are no road signs up here.
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Re: Hunters disappointed by lack of game on first outing

Post by Bindi » Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:15 pm

Hope it’s each other Trev😀

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Re: Hunters disappointed by lack of game on first outing

Post by Lincoln » Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:18 pm

If the fires did not destroy the wildlife then what few are left will be destroyed by these reckless humans. Hunting should be banned.
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Re: Hunters disappointed by lack of game on first outing

Post by trevnhil » Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:24 pm

There are a LOT of hunters and their votes are needed
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Re: Hunters disappointed by lack of game on first outing

Post by bromerzz » Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:36 pm

The Game service breed and release Chukar (partridge) through the shooting season.

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Post by Kili01 » Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:10 am

Hopefully, once the penny drops among the hunting fraternity here about the lack of game, plus the increasing cost of petrol and presumably diesel fuel for their pick up trucks, they will stop or at least reduce their hunting trips.
I have no sympathy for them in their relentless shooting of everything that moves.

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Re: Hunters disappointed by lack of game on first outing

Post by Dominic » Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:17 am

bromerzz wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:36 pm
The Game service breed and release Chukar (partridge) through the shooting season.
This is why the birds are so dumb. By that I mean, if you meet them in the wild they will run away from you. They won't fly. They just run and run in front of you. They know no better. Well, that is what I was told anyway, when I asked why they acted like that.
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Re: Hunters disappointed by lack of game on first outing

Post by cyprusmax47 » Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:51 am

Dominic wrote:
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:17 am
bromerzz wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:36 pm
The Game service breed and release Chukar (partridge) through the shooting season.
This is why the birds are so dumb. By that I mean, if you meet them in the wild they will run away from you. They won't fly. They just run and run in front of you. They know no better. Well, that is what I was told anyway, when I asked why they acted like that.
Well, their normal behaviour would be like that:

" Like other members of their family, Partridges generally forage on the ground. Though they search for food on the ground, they can fly to escape predators if threatened. As a whole, they are quite easily frightened, and the entire flock quickly takes to the sky when alarmed."
Reference:
https://animals.net/partridge/

But when bred for hunting a different story....

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Re: Hunters disappointed by lack of game on first outing

Post by Dominic » Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:33 pm

Well yes, that's what I said.
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