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kippylawkid

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About kippylawkid

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  • Birthday 09/10/1966

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    Northumberland
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    Cricket, football (Toon Army), Darts & Shooting.

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  1. A decent influx of pigeons in North Northumberland over last week or so led to a farmer ringing me to keep them off his rape. Other areas might have reduced OSR grown but it’s the opposite here and this farm has 6 massive fields, back to back. A difficult proposition, but a northerly gale tempted me to a small hardwood planting in the middle of the fields that the birds use as a sitty wood. I arrived just after first light and settled in on the lea side, grateful for the shelter. The farmer is a keen bird man and has feeders throughout the planting. I shared the morning with hundreds of small
  2. Very quiet in North-Northumberland. No real numbers on the rape. I suspect the pigeons are still feasting on acorns and beech mast.
  3. Look brilliant dogs, I'm sure the pups will be too. That looks like a serious fowling piece in the single goose photo!
  4. When at Flamingo Land a few years ago with the family, we walked around the big lake there and a decent flight of Canadas started arriving. I cannot describe the shame and embarrassment my family showed as I hid on the lake edge and took a left and right out of every skein! It didn't bother me one jot.
  5. You Southern lads live in a different climate to us Northern lads! Still loads of peas, rape and wheat to be cut up here. I reckon we're 5 or 6 weeks behind the South for harvest. The autumn stubbles have replaced the Spring srillings as my favorite/most productive time of the year for pigeon shooting.
  6. Like an earlier post, wind, hail, snow or rain wouldn't have stopped me in my younger days but now I am not keen to shoot in hot conditions. The dogs don't enjoy it (can be dangerous) the flies annoy me and the birds can easily go green if not attended to promptly. I enjoy the later stubble shooting in Sep/Oct when it cools down.
  7. Thank you, I use conventional game bags and fill 25 in each. I find this manageable but would prefer the weight higher up on my shoulders.
  8. Another 2 excellent reports. You have done very well to only lose 8 birds with such temperatures. I'm curious what type of bags you use to carry 60? Hessian sacks or do you have bags you can properly shoulder?
  9. I have been picking away on some evening flighting after work with mixed success of bags between 3 and 25. The first field to be cut on my patch usually presents a decent opportunity and this was the case as pigeons were nearly following the combine an a winter barley field. I let them finish the cutting and baling and shot the field 2 days later. I started later than I intended at 3pm, set up with the decent breeze behind me with a whirly, FF5 and 6 dead birds. The pigeons decoyed beautifully and I enjoyed that feeling where you know nearly every bird coming to the field would come to your p
  10. Excellent. I was looking for the like button!
  11. Yes, got to agree with this. One well known guy continues to make regular 200+ bags, sometimes 2 and 3 times per week from the Oxfordshire area. There must be a huge population to sustain bags such as this. Northumberland definitely can't compete with that but thankfully we do have times where they show in good numbers.
  12. Good to see you're posting again. I can relate to other guns moving in on your permissions. My main permission is on 3 joined farms that make up the game syndicate that I'm a member of. I have solely shot these farms for over 30 years now, usually alone but I invite pals and other syndicate members if i think there's a decent day to be had. What I have found recently are many "chancers" (JDog came up with this term) continually turning up and trying their luck, despite them knowing that I shoot the land. They have offered cash to the the farmers and keeper, (I suspect they then take cash from
  13. Great video again. If you and Muncher found using the moderated guns tricky it shows how difficult it can be. Boils my pi$$ when you get complaints from folk who just like to complain.
  14. I really like that - now wish I'd kept some of mine over the years.
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