I think that very much depends on where the offences are taking place sawyer. The individual beats on chalk streams mean that pretty much everybody knows where the river keeper lives - same with game keepers on estates which makes them particularly vulnerable to retaliation attacks at home. It becomes very personal and with the keepers families involved, a whole lot more serious than losing trout.I know you dont want to undertake direct action but in the end the constant flat tyres & dog sh$t smeared over all the door handles finally persuaded the offenders to move to easier grounds.
You can tell that's an old trick as most vehicles have locking fuel caps these days, so tricks like that are history.Not that I would advocate it, but another old trick was to put a couple of AS batteries in a petrol tank ? Nothing would happen for a while, but then as the batteries corroded in the tank, the engine would fail giving signs of water in the fuel tank ? Drain off the tank, devil all ok, for a short period, then same again. Only way to solve it is replace the fuel tank. Evil, but apparently works ??? Losers the ignition point of the petrol ? Do hope no one tries this as it is very naughty !
Try it out and see. If the poacher complains then the court has to follow the law you have criminally damaged property and are liableThe complainant being the poacher?
And even less likely that the CPS would view prosecution as being in the public interest.
they never know glueman! We spot them, take their registration, let the air out of tyres and call fisheries officers to deal with it, never approach them direct! Here you can have your car and equipment taken if caught poaching.Take care you do not end up in court accused of criminal damage
It's nothing to do with the courts. They try what they are asked to try. The CPS and the police are the key actors here.Try it out and see. If the poacher complains then the court has to follow the law you have criminally damaged property and are liable
They are impossible to Nick and faithful to only one person, which they bond with. The Japanese Buddhist Monks use them to guard their temples with. Ive heard of people trying to steal them and ending up on a slab.They'd probably find a way to nick that dog the way things are.