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KillStone

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  1. Went on down to my local clay club for first time since lockdown and had a go at their 50bird practice shoot to get some shooting as the pigeons aren’t playing ball with me at all just atm! My gun was off having work done which left me with only my spare gun -an old browning medalist- which it appears doesn’t really fit me at all but it still went bang and well it misses just the same as my gun 😂. Anyway hope you can still Enjoy the featherless video!
  2. Tbh I think most regular shooters have probably got a tale or two about having been reported for carrying out perfectly legal and indeed vital pest control. Nowadays any time I think there is any sort of likelihood of a complaint (which with the sorry state the countryside is in with the people that seem to live in it now is more often than not) I contact the police to log in with them and that stops the daft complaints going any further. So far I have only been received well by the police when I do this and in fact years ago when they’ve been out to me shooting pigeons and crows (armed response units) they were very civil and polite and had no issue with me carrying on. Pity that people have nothing better to do than ring in complaints!
  3. I recently knocked on a farmers door having seen crows hitting his roadside land. I got the go ahead from him to shoot...I also got the number of the lad that already shoots it so as I thought anyone would do I sent a message to the existing shooter introducing myself and telling him I had permission and my intended day to shoot etc......would he like to (socially distanced) join me as I’m sure we can share the sport 🤷🏻‍♂️ I’ve since shot with him on his own ground and made a good contact as well as meeting a decent chap into shooting. There will be days when I can’t get there and he can and gets a good bag and vice versa but I’ve never understood all the land “poaching” had it done to me but such a shame that it happens when it’s entirely unnecessary. Some cracking bags there mate looks like you’re getting plenty of sport still. well done 👍🏼
  4. It is a nice perspective and they do give a great picture I can’t see what you’ve cut and pasted mate?!
  5. A revisit trip for me up to the yard where the farmer stores his wrapped silage bales and the crows just love pecking holes in them spoiling the bales! A late set up due to prior commitments but manage another 30 down and as of yet no crows back up there so a happy farmer! The birds decoyed well in a stiff breeze and I actually managed to shoot fairly well which is a rare occurrence indeed! As always hope you all enjoy the video footage and let me know your thoughts. Apologies for the intro the gloomy light of the barn is apparently NOT conducive to good film but lesson learnt on that one until I can get a better camera at least! If you like the footage don't be shy subscribe to my channel as there'll be plenty more videos going up!
  6. I’m no agricultural mechanic so in simplest terms I understand- it was a new drill first time he’d used it and there’s a flap on it that became dislodged blocking off the chutes the seed goes down into the ground through with the farmer unaware until the crop actually came up. But the ground was too wet after rain to get back out onto and quickly put some seed in the missed rows so just had to leave them empty this year. Or something along that line 😂
  7. So I have been seeing a number of mixed corvids building up on a particularly stripey field (explained in the vid!) and went on a mission to find the farmer called in at one farm I thought it could be and scored a miss as it wasn't their land but they did take my number in case they needed another shooter at any time so who knows. More importantly they pointed me in the direction of the farm that owned the field in question.....a couple minutes drive saw and a door knock later saw me chatting to a very approachable chap and long story short he gave me permission to get out at the corvids and also near enough free range on all vermin over the 400 acres he farms there! Result! so the pressure was on to show I would be helpful to him and I got to work at the earliest opportunity I had, an afternoon a couple days later. Very hard work as lugged the gear to an ideal (I thought) site before having to dismantle everything and move to what turned out to be the actual ideal site 🤣 a good if a little trick afternoon shooting ensued and 76 birds down the farmer was happy and I secured the land as permission! Even managed a video to help any bored members out on here. Have a watch, plenty more now on my channel and many to come so subscribe if you enjoy!
  8. wow thank you very much for the compliments! I'm glad you are enjoying them, I still have lots of improvements to make on them but im looking forward to making more and improving as I go!
  9. I will definitely look at incorporating some of that in my future ones 👍🏼 Thanks for the help much appreciated!
  10. I like your theory of they die anyway 😂 only way they do when I’m on stand haha god knows maybe they cleverly and specifically replicate pigeons coming over a high thin hedge in winter dropping into a pattern on winter rape that’s been set close to the hedge with the wind blowing into the hedge 🤔 that works right?!
  11. 👍🏼 I liked the ground and the staff were really pleasant very welcoming and helpful. The guys said they run the gnat shoot 3-4 times a year so if it’s that you are after may be worth getting in touch with them or adding them on fb to see when it’s next on. The ground is still worth a visit in my opinion for a relaxed shoot. Hope you get down there and enjoy it soon!
  12. Took a drive to Swindon a few weekends ago to have a look round the sporting layout at Barbury shooting school and to shoot a very different type of target some funny poor shooting on my behalf but its all part of the fun! hope you enjoy the video!!! sometimes a change is good 👍
  13. It was indeed long grass up till then however the birds had been dropping into it (I wasn't able to study field to see numbers only ever saw the birds as I was passing) and even this day they were within the standing grass when I got there not really many on the cut stuff. I THINK they were finding some clover in some shorter patches, as every year on this field you can guarantee a small flock will build in march april on the clover on the brow of the hill that is on the field, seemed to be what they were after and would make sense. well it could only of ever been this or the actual grass seed my money would be on the clover. Thanks for all the positive comments! Glad you are enjoying my videos and I can only hope they are providing some entertainment!
  14. I got all but 2 which I just couldn't find- waited till 9pm and it'd cooled off took my old (10yrs) and blind dog up there in the hope shed find them and was amazed she was in and out of the grass with birds in rapid succession even with no sight! I guess all her good years working taught her well and she was always a cracking dog for using the scent on the wind and ground but I was impressed for sure. those two will have been cleared up by foxes badgers and kites in not time and the fields still haven't been cut so should be all ok 👍
  15. So the farmer sent me a message at lunch time to say there were plenty of pigeons and crows as he was just baling up where he'd cut the headlands of a couple grass fields could I get out to shoot the crows and stop them pecking holes in the wrapped bales. Luckily didn't have much on that day so packed up work got my stuff together and headed out. set up and shooting around 2/2:30 pm after some close flybys from an RAF helicopter the crows seemed to have found elsewhere to be with only a few returning throughout the session but the pigeons came in well! Ended the afternoon with a mixed bag of 47 which was not too bad given the situation. Anyway hope you enjoy the video!
  16. Looked like a great day! Well done 👍🏼
  17. Brilliant thanks for subscribing glad you enjoyed this one too !
  18. I'm terrible for checking shots to kills a little too obsessed haha luckily for my mental health I am realistic about my ability otherwise I think id of given up years ago 🤣
  19. It does get tricky finding time! I’ve missed many opportunities for work only really just getting back into shooting tbh hopefully you’ll be out fishing them some lead soon mate! Thanks for the comment Thank you ditchman years of practice missing with the first has cured any hesitation on the second barrel 😂 I have thought about it but I try to use the one gun for absolutely everything probably me being daft. I do desperately want to change my gun however the one I want is requiring some saving up for (whilst doing the house it only ever seems more distant haha) one day 🙄 thanks for the comment and for watching
  20. Bright sunshine, a stiff breeze and a job to control some corvids or at least that was the plan. My latest video. Possibly some of my worst shooting but I set out to show it how it is (for myself at least) and bad days happen! Some comical misses but I did manage a few and the rest well some may find it entertaining! Have a watch and let me know your thoughts as always. Apologies in advance for the dodgy camera angle- first time using the new gear and overly eager I didn’t set it up quite right but lesson learnt! https://youtu.be/0JB3DsEROkg
  21. Butterfly shooter haha that's a new one to me! but I know the frustration. Someone got permission to shoot over a drilling this year that would've been a 100+bird day almost for sure but they spoilt it for a couple dozen 🙄 only thing is I know they wont stay around for long-they never do. just hope they get bored before the harvest when all us regulars who protect the crops get paid by having some relatively reliable good sport! good luck.
  22. watched the squirrel shooting nice video mate nice gun too.
  23. good video of an overlooked subject, well done and good idea.
  24. Sounds like an interesting test to be done at some point. 👍🏼 Leave it with me
  25. Just a bit of fun on a Sunday with my old man. We have an old manual trap a box of clays and away we go some half decent breaks and some horrific misses 🙈😂
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