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  1. Well done again PC , you certainly know your craft.
  2. Always difficult with the low bright sun , but you judged the amount you’d get to perfection.
  3. To be fair the farm called me a few weeks back due to the amount of pigeons and asked me to please help.
  4. No cover crops and the manager hadn’t been informed they had a shoot planned. It’s was a big shoot once but not anymore.
  5. Yes I did , it was a steal really.
  6. I decided that I needed to deal with some pigeons that where massing in big numbers on one of my permissions. I asked a friend to join me who has been house bound for 3 months due to a ankle Surgery. He is in his 70s and I promised I would get him out. We arrived at the rape field around 9 o’clock to be greeted with probably 1000 pigeons down and more joining. The only problem was he couldn’t walk anywhere, luckily the farmer allowed us to drive down the tramlines. I set up with our backs to clump off trees with a rotary and 8 birds on cradles. We had a steady flow off pigeons all day and I did my best to let him shoot. The only problem was he was very rusty and it was catching 🙈I have never shot so badly and the bag should have been near 100 shot but we managed 55 picked, but he was absolutely buzzing to have been out. So it was worth the effort. The next Saturday the birds had moved on mass to the other end off the farm and I asked my brother to join me. The plan was to have separate hides each end off the field. The birds where there but the two problems we were greeted with was a gas gun my end and then the fog descended. This messed things up and after two hours we gave up with 10 each. Today on the same farm they had lifted a large beet field and were ploughing and drilling it. The pigeons moved onto this straight away and the numbers are incredible. Unfortunately they hadn’t finished the field and we calculated they would be another two hours at least. I had spotted a field on the way over with birds down on a lifted beet field, so I called the farm manager to see if we could shoot it. He said that was fine, please do. We set up in the middle by a electric pole at our backs. 8 dead birds and 2 on the rotary. The birds came well , some decoyed great others came for a look and we both shot well taking some nice birds. The bag was building nicely when a truck came down the field, and it was the game keeper not happy we were there. I tried to explain to him that we had spoken to the farm manager but that didn’t seem to pacify him. I called the manager and explained the issue and got a resounding, carry on. So we did. Apart from this sour note , we had a brilliant day and ended picking 122.
  7. I have been using a lot off Bismuth this season on geese and I've found it very effective, to the extent that some pellets have gone straight through the birds. This is in 4.25mm the shot looks awful but it works well.
  8. Where about in Cambridgeshire are you as I might be able to help with a goose, well if Lady Luck shines on me again before the season ends.
  9. Well I hope you have a great flight and put something in the bag, there’s nothing to compare with wildfowling.
  10. We have had a new member this season, contact the mentor coordinator at 10 o’clock at night to go the next morning! How can you deal with this sort of attitude. Then another request was Friday evening flight Saturday morning and evening and the Sunday morning. So are easy to deal with and get them confident to be allowed to go on their own , but others take a lot of effort.
  11. I sometimes take new members out, and the problem generally is the new members don’t give their mentors much notice when they would like to go, this makes it near on impossible to get someone to take them out.
  12. Thanks , is it chromed chambers and bores as well please.
  13. Brilliant news , I had a similar result for a problem in my throat. Does take a weight off , enjoy your Christmas.
  14. I’ve never heard or seen one and I’m always looking for a good 3.5 O/U.
  15. Well done PC , nice to see your post again.
  16. Your dedication is being well rewarded JD. Great effort.
  17. Enjoyed that again, thanks for posting I know the poor videos I post take some time to edit..so yours must take a lot of effort. 👍
  18. You will, I’m sure and it’s a very nice feeling if they are challenging shots. Nice flight for two hours shooting JD. 👍
  19. Well that’s all the bishop and actress jokes gone now🥴
  20. My brother and I did a goose cull of greylags for a farmer that had taken up residence on his reservoir and damage his crops. We were asked to reduce their number by half ,which we did (16). We prepared all the shot geese for the table and nearly every one had air rifle pellets in and several lead pellets, tough bird.
  21. I haven't had a problem at all , they have gel ear cups so they are comfortable for some time,I even can wear my hearing aids with them . I use them on the foreshore and probably keep them on for two hours or more.
  22. My brother has a set and I have just got a set myself , they are very good and worth the money especially if your hearing is a bit Impaired as they amplfly the sound.
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