Can one legally shoot on the streets of London?

sunderland-rd

#1

This little beauty was photographed this week on Sunderland Road and posted on TOSS.

Though now six weeks late, if it were pheasant season could I shoot this delicious morsel on the streets of London? Of course if it wanders onto my property Sunday lunch will be amazing this weekend.


#2

Fortnums deliver, darling… much less messy… besides, I think you might cause a bit of a panic if there is the sound of gunshot in the neighbourhood.


#3

Yeah, but, no, but. Yes it was shot (photographically) on Sunderland Road, but it was three years ago, not this week. I know because it was me wot shot it.


#4

Also, tsk. If it wandered on to your property this weekend, you could eat it NEXT Sunday after you’d properly hung it for a week.


#5

That is disappointing. How’d it taste? Fatty?

But not much fun. Been talking to the shooting boys and they’re up for a local shoot. Perhaps after a few pints in the Bird in Hand.

I am hanging my head in shame. And am reminded that I was to convert the garden chalet into a charcuterie and smokehouse.


#6

No you cant shoot in London (unless at a licensed shooting club). You can fire an air rifle but not within 50 yards of a road and the pellet cannot exit your property. Finally you are not allowed to shoot game with an air rifle.

You could trap it using a stick, crate, piece of string and some seeds.

What time should I come round on Sunday?

Edit: Given my impending move maybe we can come to some sort of arrangement! Fresh country birds for posh London Pilsner.


#7

Bit gamey after 7 days.


#8

Hi Londondrz, do you have a link for this info? thanks


#9

Hi @DevonishForester Relevant info on here: https://basc.org.uk/firearms/airgun-guidance-and-fact-sheets/ Under “Know your law-air weapons”.