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  1. I will be there for 3 days down at the shooting line, was a good show last year, need to keep these shows going. good way to get together with like minded people. great atmosphere around the different areas
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    Hi all I have been asked if I can get 100 pigeon for a scout event in a couple of weeks time, they want to learn to dress and cook them. I have a fair few in the freezer but probably looking for another 50 ish. the organizers will pick them up, so if anybody has some spare it would be appreciated. they have offered to pay but, I wont charge for mine as its for the kids. so if anybody has any within maybe 30 miles of Coventry would be appreciated can PM me if it helps thanks Flycoy
  3. Hi All very interesting post thanks, always a discussion to be had, I have been lucky to have the chance of coaching a lot of youngest over the past few years. Most have Parents or Grandparents starting them off, as a result of the etiquette on shoot days where they have beaten from an early age, they come to me as very well mannered, respectful and often smartly dressed youngsters. They are so keen and learn very quickly, a lot turning into good shots on their own merit, with a little guidance from me. I will bump into them at game fairs and they will come up to me and say hello, telling me how well they have been doing or that they have shot their first goose! At last years Game Fair a 18yr old came upto me, i hadnt seen for a few years to tell me he had been to game keepers Collège and now had a job and digs on a big shoot, thanking me for all the help I had given him. good job i had shooting glasses on so he couldn't see the tears in my eyes!! The shooting fraternity is a good start for youngsters, giving them a good grasp of safety, respect for the countryside and to respect other people. How many other pastimes would do that.? With your guidance as grandparents or parents they will hopefully be the ones to keep our beloved shooting going, i have a couple of grandchildren now too young to start yet but looking forward to taking them out if they want to go. Keep taking them out and keep safe
  4. Hi all this may of been discussed many times before. anybody know a game dealer in the midlands area that will take woodies fresh or frozen please. thanks. Flycoy
  5. Well, wish you all the best, feelings, likes and dislikes change as we age. as long as your happy with the stall you set, thats all that really matters. might have to do that DIY though !! take care and thanks for the advice you have given, stay safe Flycoy
  6. Been there today, looking very well laid out, gonna be a good show I think
  7. Evening All, we have a lot of it by us , acres and acres. its sown and covered with a biodegradable polythene, by the time it breaks through its too big for the crows to pull up. I think our local farmer is growing it for animal feed so its cut late in the summer and they use a tractor with two spinning disc blades on the front which throws it everywhere. Its then picked up and clamped into bails. we wont get any pigeon interest until its cut then they and crows etc will hammer the field until its all cleared up. if any strips are being left for game cover, you can get a good mid field hide in the edge of it and be unseen. make sure your out of it before the machine comes back!!!😄
  8. good post thanks yep quarry ID is important, a few Ravens by me too
  9. Seems you all know each other might be a good idea when it suits you to bring the kids along on the same day, they can have some fun and we could have an unhealthy breakfast then get the kids shooting with each other. Flycoy.
  10. That's great he did really well to shoot 5, sounds like he is gonna cost you some money !! nice little gun the Yildiz very light. happy decoying !!
  11. Yeah he is a bit young at the mo Just let me know when your ready and will take a look. thanks for the replies. Stay safe.
  12. Sorry Jim. just seen this reply. I work independently and use Kibworth as a base because it is such a good place for coaching and very receptive to novices. next time I am there I can have a look at your son if it helps and get him started. always happy to help and give advice to novices as they are our future in shooting. if I am there working anyway I can spare some time to help. 8 is a good age to start but can help younger kids, normally helping guide the 410 to the target with them but they love to break clays. Most dads or moms would like to do it themselves but I find the kids listen to a coach more and don’t blame us if it doesn’t go to plan. ! I have all the gear to help pad them out and ensure they don’t feel any discomfort. I often get asked or told to use the 12 bore side by side because “my dad and his dad used it so he will use it “ but I refuse and insist on the right size gun for them, they will hit over 50% most times. to see I young lad or girl walking away telling their mom and dad what they have hit with a empty cartridge and a clay in their hand full of confidence and pride means the world to me. That’s what it is all about , not always the money as some would think. BAsc run regular young shots days in the summer usually. Very cheap child care and great fun for the kids , shooting etc and meeting new friends. When we are back into it. Will help if I can. Thanks All stay safe. Flycoy.
  13. no time limit on it just let me know Happy to help the kids get started
  14. no prob, message me when you think she is ready and will arrange a day when I am at the ground and we can sort.
  15. Ocarsdad think you are leicester way, when things are back to normal bring her to Kibworth and if you pay for the clays and carts I will help her along with a free lesson when she is a bit bigger. got to encourage the kids. if that suits you Flycoy
  16. Good to see. my daughter was the same. Son wasn't that bothered. keep her keen if you can. trouble is they get bored and cold quickly. 👍
  17. i have a friend who has just sold a good ground near me, when he put Claymate in after years of having just score cards, he got some real nasty abuse on social media. obviously from the bad counting members. luckily more good members than bad
  18. totally agree with the above, dead on, I met a married couple a few years back, who were at the end of their tether with shooting, especially the lady. they had spent a lot of money at a top clay ground having joint lessons. They were struggling to say the least, when I asked them about eye dom they hadn't got a clue and after 6 lessons they had never been checked or asked! they were both strong left eye dominant, shooting from the right shoulder both eyes open!!! closed the left eye and hit 9 out of 10, both went off happy and still shooting eye dom is a very interesting subject, diagnosed correctly it can be sorted, but is very often not good discussion though
  19. sounds a good club membership group, ran one years ago and it is really hard work, when the shoot day arrives you never get to relax and shoot keep it going it will be worth it when we are back to normal
  20. have to be careful here guys, could an eye dominance aid be an aiming device ? CPSA rules state: 2.31 Changing of guns (or properly functioning parts) between stations within a round/stand is not permitted unless the Referee has accepted a gun malfunction, which cannot be quickly repaired. It is not permitted to use guns with devices fitted which have magnifying, light emitting, forward lead displacement properties, or give visual enhancement of the target. first thing to ask yourself Chrs88 is do you need one for an eye dominance prob, or is there another issue
  21. Do you have an eye dominance issue?
  22. Same for me, been out today near some houses to the rear, had a lot of birds though good day now a bit warmer, birds decoyed well
  23. AA Decoys do a good one for £45 with different speeds had one of theirs for years
  24. Not at all. Just thought PW members may like to give it a go. Good to be safe and give the image of being so on your shoot or syndicate. flycoy
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