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  1. Thanks to all for your replies - I raised this with my BASC representative as well, and they advised me to sit on it, as I do not have any medical conditions to declare, and only act if I am contracted by the police again - so I will see what happens there.
  2. Hello there, I am in the process of applying for a FAC to go along with my SGC and this seems to be going along quite nicely until yesterday when I received an invoice from my local doctor's surgery asking me to pay £74.23 for the medical certificate for my FAC application. They kindly added that "If you decide you no longer want to go ahead with your application for a firearms certificate please let the surgery know" Just to state that I do not have any medical conditions that would affect my application, so this seems very steep to me, considering the FAC application was only £90! Has anyone come across this before? Thanks in advance
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    Oilseed Rape

    Thanks for the advice, I am confined to only one permission, so for me, that is the only choice I have. I understand that I may be alerting the birds for later in the year, but it is a day out away from the office for me, to sit in the hide hoping that a pigeon might fly past while I contemplate the world. At the moment, I look at in the same way as I do fishing - and that is "it is called fishing and not catching for a reason" That being said, if anyone had any leads to permissions in the Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire areas I would be all ears! Cheers
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    Oilseed Rape

    Hi guys, just after some advice - I have been shooting over a field of OSR for a couple of months, and the plants themselves are starting to get quite high now. When is the OSR most attractive to the pigeons, and what part of it do they eat? Are they interested in the more mature plants, or just the seedlings? I havent had very much luck yet, and I only have this one permission, so I have to stick it out and hope that they arrive in numbers sometime soon! This picture was taken last Sunday, when my efforts resulted in just one crow....
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    Sitty Trees?

    Thanks for the advice - I have a couple of camo nets and four hide poles, so would you suggest setting up an enclosed square hide with associated foliage etc. Silly question, but how would you go about putting a partial roof on top of it? would laying foliage across the top edges work without the whole thing collapsing? I think I might need more hide poles? Thanks once again for all of the information to a very grateful newby!
  6. Hi Nick, what a great offer, and this is how I believe this part of the forum should work. If I was closer I would definitely help you out. You don't know any farmers or friends requiring these services down Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex way, as I would gladly help out.
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    Sitty Trees?

    Thanks for all the advice guys, headed out on Saturday morning before the rain, and set up how you advised, and managed to bag our first pigeon! Thanks again.
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    decent clay shoots in Surrey / Hampshire

    This is where I regularly shoot: https://www.headleyclaypigeon.com/
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    Sitty Trees?

    The field I will be shooting on Saturday has a sitty tree in one of the corners of the paddock, which obviously the pigeons use as a stopping point. I can't shoot from two sides of the tree, as they face onto a road, which is just over 100m away. Is it a good idea to set up a hide right under the tree on the safe sides? The canopy of the tree is very dense at the moment and will restrict vison. I can't really think of where else to set up though - any tips? Thanks! Trenta
  10. Hi Tomto, I have sent you a PM a couple of days ago - so I hope I am not too late, but I am very local! Cheers Trent
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    Which weather is best?

    Unfortunately, I am not spoilt with choice when it comes to shooting venues, and that is all the permission I have. Guess I will have to get used to pleasant days out in the field. What time of year do they head to the rapeseed?
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    Now these do look good.

    Hi I know this is an old post now, but I bought a pair of these and had the same problem as Delwint. After playing around with these for a a bit and watch a few videos on you tube I realised that I had inserted the wings wrong - like in the up position, which is what looks to have happened in Delwints pictures. When correctly inserted, the wings should lay flat, which when that happens, they fly fine. Delwint, did you ever get this sorted?
  13. Hi there, I am seeking new shooting permission for pest control and rough shooting. I am a responsible, experienced shooter looking for permission to shoot on new areas of land in the Surrey / Hampshire area. I hold full insurance through BASC and I am shotgun certified. I have all my own equipment and I will respect any instructions, stock, regulations or by-laws you may have and most importantly I will ensure I tidy up after myself. I can also provide references from my current permissions. The equipment I use is a 12g shotgun and / or a .22 air rifle. I am happy to use either plastic or fibre wads should this be a requirement. Of course, I dont expect to be paid for the shooting, just the permission to shoot on the land, and I am happy to offer a sweetner or two in the terms of annual payment or bottles of plonk if that helps! If you have any land that has problems with pigeons, corvids, rabbits etc, or you know of someone who does, please drop me a line for a chat (+ 44) 07387419300 Thanks in advance Trent
  14. Hi Guys, I am new to this forum and new to pigeon shooting, so excuse my nieve questions! I just wanted to know what weather conditions do you find best for pigeon shooting? I was out in Surrey on the weekend on a field of newly sown rapeseed, however, I didn't get anything and only saw a dozen or so birds throughout the morning. The weather was cold, overcast and blustery with light drizzle turning to rain (perfect for Ducks!) I didnt help that I put the wings to my enforcer flying decoys on incorrectly! Anyhow, despite the blank it was great to be out, and all part of the learning! So, my question is - what are the best weather conditions you find to get the birds moving and coming to your decoys? Thanks in advance, Trent
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