Treated my son Daniel to a day out yesterday with John from Action Pigeon. He had been watching a field of drilled barley since Monday but by Friday pigeon seemed to have moved on. We decided to give it a try anyway as it's only a forty minute drive to Derby.
John set us up with a flapper, a few dead pigeon, a floater and a couple of crows, and although there was very little on the field when we arrived, before long a few pigeon started to come in for a look. We were on a bit of a flightline and some were coming in to look at the pattern, but others were landing in trees at the corner of the field. After a few hours John decided we might do better moving the hide more to the corner of the field, which made a big difference as we were then able to shoot behind the trees as well.
It was Daniel's first go at pigeon, and he ended up with four and a crow and I shot four as well. We could of and should have shot a lot more, but they lived to fight another day.
Thanks John from both of us for making a great day out, and to Jena for retrieving one pigeon which must have finally come down a good three hundred yards from the hide.
Photo from last Thursday with Highbird70