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  1. Are pigeons feeding on any of it?! You can shoot them on all manner of crops at odd times if they’ve decided that’s where they want to be! They’re hitting the barley here though, although I did shoot just over 100 last Thursday on fodder turnips (sheep food).
  2. Well that’s not a bad days sport all round, good job PC
  3. Lovely job Motty, glad to see you back on winning ways.....130 is a great day regardless of how they decoyed, I bet you enjoyed it more than usual after a break!! I shot a 51 on Friday following the 70 on Wednesday one field over, sounds like you could go again tomorrow and have another bash, they don’t hang around long on drilling usually do they 👍🏼
  4. Always amazes me how pigeons can move out of areas and back in again so quickly. Also how some areas people seem to shoot literally hundreds week in week out and do the same year on year without a drop in numbers. In our area the cropping has changed drastically over the last 10 years which has made such a difference (a negative one) and we have to work much harder for results, but even now when the farmers happen to grow the right crops in the right fields the pigeons inevitably turn up again, strange and frustrating at the same time. The lack of peas/beans/spring rape has been the biggest reduction in the numbers we used to have almost guaranteed shooting over. With the bounty of prime crops you had access to I can imagine your expectations being reasonably high Jdog, and they’ll turn up again out of the blue no doubt!
  5. Thanks PC, I always read with envy of the numbers you shoot through the winter. Likewise, I’ve been expecting to see a post from you having got amongst them and shot a decent bag. It’s hard work sometimes isn’t it, hope you get them to play ball if you’re out over the next few days! I’m out again today if the pigeons are still on the field Dad scouted yesterday, fingers crossed. The .410 is good for anything out to 25yds to be fairly consistent, 10-20 optimum to be honest and not jinking around too much as the silenced pump is a lumbering old thing to swing around! I’ve had some cracking bags with it though, 97 the highlight on some barley stubble when they decoyed an absolute treat.
  6. We’ve had a very lean winter down in Wiltshire on our patch, with a lack of rape grown due to the dreaded flea beetle not helping matters! A few have hit the rape in the last couple of months and we’ve managed several bags of 20-30 and a fortnight or so ago a good afternoon session of 51. Been keeping an eye out for the spring drilling’s in hope of some better sport, and yesterday produced a lovely afternoon over some day old barley. A known flight line and good field helps massively, and even though only twenty or thirty on it when we arrived at 12.30, I had a feeling we’d get a few. The first bird was on the decoys before I’d loaded up, which was dropped and a steady flow of birds until 5 o clock notched up a bag of exactly 70. Dad fancied a few shots with the hushpower .410 and took some of the closer shots that decoyed well, the majority were longer birds which made for a great variety of shots. Sat in the sun, couldn’t have had a better afternoon to be honest......roll on the next one! Ps, I can’t figure out how to post pics from my phone....always used to use photobucket?
  7. I shot 51 on rape on Wednesday, on a field that hasn’t attracted much all through winter but is really short still so the pigeons have switched onto it. Lots of spring drilling to go in here too so hoping for a few decent days at last!
  8. Like or loathe him, it’s a great watch and really well written in my opinion. I’m a fan of his work so maybe a little biased, but he does have a ‘style’ of production that some may not like as they’re all very ‘him’. I don’t agree with some of his ideas outside tv mind, he’s massively overly opinionated on the subject of hunting/shooting!
  9. Cracking job Jdog, 75 bird day would do all of us.....this sounds like a great afternoons sport 👍🏼
  10. Impact driver is purely for screwdriving really, should only get one alongside/after a combi drill. For a diy’er take a look at the Erbauer screwfix range, i’d buy a 14 or 18v combi drill as it will still have enough power to drill holes in masonry but do the job of a screwdriver too! They do a twin pack 18v combi drill/impact driver brushless for £150
  11. If you want a watch to hold it’s money, go for a Rolex Sunmariner or similar divers watch if your thing.......Rolex prices go up regularly and the secondhand prices seem so strong! Not a cheap option though. I went for a Breitling, lovely watch but still not the resale value of a Rolex.
  12. What a let down Jdog.....what you describe is what happens to most of us at times though! All I read on the Facebook site is endless 100/200 minimum days where pigeons are constantly suicidal it seems. We’ve had a very lean frustrating winter, with very little to go at. Managed 26 on rape today with an early afternoon session, with 34 off the same field less than a week ago that is as good as it’s got since October!
  13. I’m a sparkie (Bath/Bristol way), with my own business and £240 a day is my default really. No complaints about being expensive as no one established charges less, with the bigger companies more like £40/hr plus vat.
  14. That must have been an amazing bit of sport.....flightlining is my favourite, especially in the wind and 50 is very good going indeed!
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