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#1 marmite

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:14 PM

Just had a couple hours with one of the farmers on some old stubble , saw a few in the trees so set up a hide & put 6 decks out . the birds did not fully commit but had 7 high birds which was great . they will not start planting till spring which I am looking forward to ,its been hard here in Kent but crack on.



#2 Wooder

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:32 AM

Hi Marmite, just seen the first birds on the rape here down near Faversham. they still seem mostly preoccupied with ivy berries, gonna give it a go on the rape tomorrow as Christmas cabin fever has set in !!   



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:35 AM

as above got to get out grand kids driving me around bend but u got to love them

#4 marmite

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 03:00 PM

just come back from shooting a rape field three guns in other fields I had 7 but the it was pub o'clock so the other two disappeared and that was that



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:00 PM

the pub can be a pigeon shooters magnet for some.



#6 Wooder

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 08:23 PM

sat there all morning for three yesterday, got to be in it to win it!



#7 marmite

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 11:53 PM

had a go on rape but pigeons were to high me & my mate took some wild shoots but they would not decoy going to try when windy crack on



#8 Wooder

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 09:34 AM

the ones I had came into lofted decoys put in sitty tree, they didn't want to know decoys on the ground.



#9 marmite

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 09:47 AM

just had a look at one of my perms birds on the ivy as it has started ripening after the frost we have  had going to try the rape later in the week



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 10:21 AM

Thousands on rape round oxford area, just a shame he don't let anyone shoot anymore because people paying stupid amounts made him gready,thanks you get for shooting crows for ten years,

#11 marmite

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 10:58 AM

i paid once never again it was a waste of time



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 10:59 AM

Thousands on rape round oxford area, just a shame he don't let anyone shoot anymore because people paying stupid amounts made him gready,thanks you get for shooting crows for ten years,

 

 

 

yes i was out the other day shooting crows and just down the road from me

there was loads pigeons on the rape field but im trying to find out who owns the fields.



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 01:02 PM

I got a silenced 410 specifically for the only field we got left,near some paddock, even when u ask the farmer about shooting they say no thanks to noisy, before u had a chance to mention u can't hear my gun after 150 meters

#14 marmite

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 04:59 PM

Tried the rape again they only came into a magnet which is unusual round here as they spook but worked today for 10



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:53 PM

i paid once never again it was a waste of time

 

 

I paid once, the first time I ever went, it was very good, a pest controller from northants took me, it was that really cold winter some years ago. He took me off in his truck, set me up under a pylon, set a hide up and a magnet and birds came nearly all day on and off.  When I first rang him, he kept saying ring back in a week or two, there are no birds yet, looking back, it was a totally magic day, £100.






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