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  1. Hi guys, I keep seeing videos on you tube referring to gun auctions and being able to pick up second hand shotguns there. I have done a search online, but not had much joy in finding them - can anyone point me in the right direction for these? I am based in Surrey, but I guess they would have online options as well? Thanks in advance Trent
  2. He is 5 - that photo was somewhat staged. We dont have a gun dog, but my nipper is a crack retriever!
  3. Hello team, Just wanted to post about my first success on the pigeons, and also to thank the contributors on here for their helpful tips and advice. I had been blanking with minimal results up until Saturday when me and my boy finally had some luck. The luck coincided with purchasing and deploying a new rotary with hyperflaps silosocks (after good advice from Old Boggy from this forum). The rotary and decoys worked a treat, and the added movement proved to be the missing element from my pattern, with numerous birds decoying in from long distances. We had a great day on the OSR, and I restored mine and my boys faith in pigeon shooting. We finished with a dozen in the end, but could have had more if we stayed for longer - what a fantastic day, and we will be out again soon for sure!
  4. Thanks OB, what a great reply, and an enjoyable read.
  5. Hello team, Can you advise on what the best pigeon magnets or whirlys and where to buy them? I think my patterns need more movement! Also, can you use a decoy on there rather than a dead bird, as I am having trouble shooting the first birds to start with Thanks in advance Trent
  6. That is a great idea, I will give that a go next time I am out - strike while the iron is hot huh
  7. As I only have the one permission, if they fly off, they fly off, and I am stuck with the fields I have. It is not a case of being in a hurry to start shooting, more like the only option I have at the moment to shoot on. Birds or no birds, being out in the countryside is just a bonus for me.
  8. Yes, that is what I was thinking - setup before dawn. How soon after / before dawn do the birds normally become active?
  9. I was shooting over OSR on the weekend, got there at about 0930h and set up where I saw the birds (which there were plenty) - they moved around the corner while I was setting up, and never came back. I did stalk after them, but they ******** off completely after the first shot... there was not even any flying close by that could have looked at my decoys - very frustrating. What was I doing wrong? There were plenty of birds when I first got there, but then I was left with nothing? In the picture you can see where they were feeding, which is where my decoys were - but nada?
  10. Hello all, does anyone know of any other brands of gun safe except for Brattonsound that offer a left hand hinged model? I am looking at the SL9 by Brattonsound, but wondered if there is anything else out there, and my google search is proving fruitless. Thanks!
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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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