Gun ownership and hunting in Japan

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Re: Gun ownership and hunting in Japan

Post by Zasso Nouka » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:54 pm

Eric in Japan wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:43 pm
I plan on making some homemade hams and bacon if my schedule allows it.
Mmmmm tasty inoshishi bacon

Perhaps the Charcuterie Blog might come in handy.

I imagine subduing an angry pissed off inoshishi is going to be quite a task :lol:

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Re: Gun ownership and hunting in Japan

Post by Tora » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:30 pm

Zasso Nouka wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:54 pm

I imagine subduing an angry pissed off inoshishi is going to be quite a task :lol:
That’s where the above-mentioned nail gun will come in handy....

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Re: Gun ownership and hunting in Japan

Post by Tora » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:33 pm

Eric in Japan wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:50 pm
Well, I finally did it and became the newest licenced trapper in Ibaraki.
Now I just need a "1.5m green Kashi tree trunk" and I will be all set come Autumn.
Congratulations.

What is involved with getting a trapper’s license?
Why do you need the tree trunk?

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Re: Gun ownership and hunting in Japan

Post by Zasso Nouka » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:21 am

Tora wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:30 pm
That’s where the above-mentioned nail gun will come in handy....
And that's how we keep coming back to this image

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You really should have gone with this as your avatar Gonbechan :lol: I don't think you'll ever live it down :D

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Re: Gun ownership and hunting in Japan

Post by Eric in Japan » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:17 pm

Tora wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:33 pm
What is involved with getting a trapper’s license?
First, I went to my city office forestry and agricultural division and told them I wanted to get a trappers licence. They gave me some forms to fill out and submit to the prefectural office with a five thousand yen stamp. I could mail it in, or go in person. I went in person.
One of the forms was a doctor's letter that said I didn't have any needle tracks and seemed to be sane.
At the pref. office, they gave me the information about where and when the test was to be held, and recommended that I take the one day class offered the week before the test. That was a good (8000 yen) idea. It was an hour and a half drive to the shooting range, but the class did give me useful information, such as what the questions on the test would probably be. They gave us about 50 questions to study, and strongly hinted that the 30 questions on the test would be among them. Also, they gave us a practical where we got to set traps and ID animals. It was fun.
The next week it was an hour and a half again to the testing center/shooting range, and the paper test. All the Japanese people around me finished in about 10 minutes, I took about 45. But I passed. Then it was on to the physical fitness exam, eye exam, and the practical- Identify the animals you are allowed to trap, and three kinds of traps you can legally use. Then we had to set one of the traps.
Finally they posted our results.
some photos in my google photo album here
and a video about it here.
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Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:33 pm
Why do you need the tree trunk?
To subdue the trapped boars... Apparently too long a club will get caught in the bushes, and too short is dangerous and not powerful enough. The old guy I talked to said 1.5m is the perfect length.
"... so, the cucumbers said to the cabbage, `Lettuce Go.`"

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Re: Gun ownership and hunting in Japan

Post by Ibaraki llama » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:50 pm

You got me you bastard!

Congratulations, very interesting to hear about the process.

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Re: Gun ownership and hunting in Japan

Post by Tora » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:21 pm

Eric in Japan wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:17 pm
To subdue the trapped boars... 1.5m is the perfect length.
Thanks.
From your description, it sounds like you plan to use (leg) snares?

We’ve got kashi trees that need pruning. Come on over and you can choose your own!
Come to think of it, there are a couple pieces of hardwood out in the barn about that long. One has a nail or three sticking out of the end. I’d thought it was for carrying the buckets to empty out the old toilet but....

Good luck! I think boar would make great sausage.

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Re: Gun ownership and hunting in Japan

Post by DocDoesFarming » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:33 pm

This is probably a stuid question but are we looking at N2/N1 level of Japanese as far as doing the tests etc?
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Re: Gun ownership and hunting in Japan

Post by Eric in Japan » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:05 pm

DocDoesFarming wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:33 pm
This is probably a stuid question but are we looking at N2/N1 level of Japanese as far as doing the tests etc?
I put a photo of some of the sample questions in the end of the google photos album.
"... so, the cucumbers said to the cabbage, `Lettuce Go.`"

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Re: Gun ownership and hunting in Japan

Post by Zasso Nouka » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:20 am

Eric in Japan wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:17 pm
and a video about it here.
You bastard !!!! :lol:

You got me :lol: