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The win­ner of Let­ter of the Week will re­ceive a new Wil­liam II waist­coat from See­land. Worth £64.99, it is avail­able in navy, moose brown and pine green and sizes S to 5XL. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.see­ The Ed­i­tor re­sponds: It pains me to think that the hol­i­day­maker no doubt views the in­ci­dent as a vic­tory, but it was a dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion for a va­ri­ety of rea­sons. Just be­fore they opened the front door my girl­friend sug­gested we should give them some pi­geons when we were fin­ished as they might like them for sup­per. I do wish we had made the of­fer.

The top­ping up of game birds needs to stop as th­ese birds have not been re­leased into the wild for long enough. Some game farms are just as guilty by hold­ing back the birds. The use of an­tibi­otics also needs to be ad­dressed, as they are be­ing bought on the in­ter­net where no records are kept.

Th­ese large com­mer­cial shoots will even­tu­ally ruin the sport for ev­ery­one. It seems to me that the more wealth that is cre­ated in this coun­try, the fewer morals we have. As a shoot­ing man of 50 years, I would like to see our sport con­tinue for gen­er­a­tions to come so we need to get our house in or­der. They said that hunt­ing would not be banned, but look what hap­pened. I sug­gest the fol­low­ing:

A ban all im­ports of game birds and re­leas­ing into the wild af­ter

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