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Peter Studzinski, 53, with his dogs Lola and Tom felt 'threatened' during his encounter with a Forestry Commission keeper.<br />
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The Forestry Commission has been 'snooping' on mushroom pickers and using 'sinister' stop and search tactics in a controversial crackdown on foraging, it has emerged.<br />
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A dossier kept by the government organisation reveals foragers in the New Forest have been spied upon by rangers before being 'interrogated' and having their bags searched.<br />
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In some instances, pickers have been asked for their name, address and car registration number. <br />
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Anyone found carrying more than 1.5kg of mushrooms has had the excess confiscated and destroyed.