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    A lifetime of shooting , Fishing , and general country sports , Now retiring from the Family business , but still en joy acive hobbies , <br /><br /> I races Dirt bikes foe 20 seasons with some sucsess , still have a 450 crosser , and also 4x4 competition , <br /> Now concentrating on completion of my Offroad track for Bikes , Quads n 4x4 , <br /><br /> Also setting up a dedicated Airgun out door range , and able to offer tuition in fieldcraft and introduction to actual pigeon , duck . vermin shooting , Early days for this , but can take small group 1 to 5 persons . <br /> A small clay syndicate operate here too , with a chance of expanding , " Anice day out for nice folk " is the aim!! POW!
  1. Same this way, Clover and fresh buds from the Hawthorn hedges , POW!
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    Jackdaws

    Hi LS, This is not a nesting site , its just a small two acre wood that they rest in ,or overnigt in. it not on a regular basis just for a few weeks each year , it does however disturb the pigeon from roosting , [ not as much as the greys are!!!] ., they seem to have almost gone now, i just wanted to keep them on the move , I let a few friends shoot the wood for a few nights and , it seems to have done the trick. The same woos is a bit of a nesting area for pigeon through the year as wheat and barley are the main crops crown in that part of the farm . I noticed too that
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    Jackdaws

    The Jack daws have moved away now , a few pigeon have rerturned to roost again , but, the Crows are back in large numbers [over a hundred roosting , ] You can certainly go through a few boxes of shells too . As I said before the biggest pain is burrying the carcases , Just a note of a different kind , one of my resident fox earths had 3 cubs venturing out in the sunlight , earlier than usual !!! POW! .
  4. Having read this for a while I can only add Our skill as pigeon shooters , is only exceeded by our good looks !! and that only by our Moddesty!!! Hense the rush to aply , There are too many **** takers about to take this one on , My wife would be the first in the que as a PT . POW!
  5. On My shoot there are about 8 or so natural hides thet were there when I started shooting and are Fixed back up, as and when needed , Ocasionaly other shooters will use hidesof srim or tank webbing . and you can spot the a mile off , Some are branches laid against trees so do have a type of roof . I prefere no roof and wait till lst second to fire , Most hides are under known flight lines and have worked well for the last 60+years . I often think too much is read into hides and decoy paterns , Movement is I belive yhe key !! A bird wishes to see another bird feeding ,
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    Jackdaws

    Well Grasshopper , you read my mind on the Larsen in the spring , In the last 10 years of trapping Magpies , Crows ,yes .. Jacks NO , They are crafty foe !!!! but its a challenge to get them now , , On observing them they are out at first light , in groups of 15/20 , around 5 mni intervals , [ Taking a regular fight line ,so here is worth a try , ] The numbers are down now so as spring is imminent I think thats norm?? they are not as high on my list for action as other things , so I may leave it and just keep an eye on the situation , and next year if they follow the same pat
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    Jackdaws

    Well just an update in case anyone was interested , I shot the wood a week or so later with a 410 as sugested , Either its me or there were few pellets in these { EXPENSIVE} cartridge , They soon got wise and mooved on , the crows however came in as usual later and were suitably shot at !! The following evening my 12 bore was well up to thje job , taking a dozen jacks and a few crows , The Jacks have gone now , the pigeon are returning [yes!!] but, still dont seem to like the crows roosting , Were the wood bigger I dont think it would be a problem , Th Jackdaws seemed
  8. Although not heavy Snow here , on Monday I set up an Airgunner near some Ivy covered Oaks , as I had seen pigeons feeding mid afternoon , A few decoys in the hedge and lofted up a bit , He took 8 for 10 shots!!!! [ His words!] , anyway , he was more than happy , worth a try! .POW!
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    Schnabel.

    Fixed up now , Thanks , POW!
  10. Another Farmers point of view here , I totaly agree with the other comments , Yes , its become much more difficult as housing estates are closer to the business Farm , Dog walkers , Ramblers , Quad bikers to name just a few see an open field as a place just for them , Its only grass I hear so many times BUT, its a feed crop to us! , I wasa tempted to reply last night to the topic on Short sighted Farmers , It is such a complex issue now , the paperwork and Legislation is legion! , Of late Insurance companies heve dictated who and what is insured , aheadace not needed often afte
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    Jackdaws

    Hmmm , You have given me a lot to think about now!!! Yes a .22 into a tree is a bit daft !! Yet as a kid we used to go with a rook rifle and get through 100 subsonics!! . I have been watching them again this afternoon , same patern around 15 30 jackdaws arive , Crows followed half hour later , looking through the Bino,s there is not as many as last night ,[ still 150 aprox!!] . May be easier to get someone with an Airgun who knows what he,s doing , Thing is this week last year I was averaging 7/10 woodies on a regular basis from here!. They have certainly shifted t
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    Jackdaws

    In the short time observing this wood , it would apear that the Jackdaws arive about 15/20 mins before the Crows , then a right old squabble untill they all settle !! Anyone know if thius is the normal pattern??? Its a shotty or an air rifle here as I found the land is not Firearm aproved!!!! . POW!
  13. A friend bought me a "Kershaw" knife with a blade and a saw , I have had it over 20 years and use it almost daily , In fact its in front of me now! , its been a super piece of gear , I suppose there is far better now , but this has served me well . I dont oversharpen it , just a light stone to keep it right , itsnot worn at all , and the blade is still good and firm in the " I " shaped housing , it has a rubber handle and floats , with a red dot on the handle its not bad to spot , POW!
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    Schnabel.

    Wanted please , Schnabel front wood for Beretta , a few marks not a problem so long as its not split. Price with post if one available , or if local swap a walk round with a finish in a roost wood , POW!
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    Jackdaws

    I have just been viewing the wood the last 10 mins [ its just gone 16 30 ] the flight of jacks have mingled with a hoard of crows and around 300 birds ar now roosting and circling over , Cant go out now but I will get out ASAP , Looks realy tempting !!! , .22 r.f or shotty??? , this could be expensive if my past experience is to go by . they seem confident in roosting ,m We shall see , POW!
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