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How many pigeons are shot by PW members 2018

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                          15 Wood pigeon while shooting over barley drillings Wednesday afternoon.

     

                                      Total - 281

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    28 over the same field - 294

    Darn - just logged in and there was a time delay - barbarian tally just appeared after I entered my total - should read 309

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    4 hours ago, NYorks said:

    251 over drilled beans next to the A1 in N Yorkshire yesterday = 560

    It would be good to see a report of such a fine bag rather than tagging on to an unrelated post as you have done.

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    On 11/05/2018 at 18:01, JDog said:

    It would be good to see a report of such a fine bag rather than tagging on to an unrelated post as you have done.

    Best of luck Ken.

    My apologies JDog - I thought it was related, that's why I tagged my comments/report to a different post. Would you say that the comment from kenholland above falls in the same 'unrelated post' category - it doesn't give a total therefore a purist would say that it's probably unrelated or wrongly placed?  Personally, I have no trouble with it - it shows positive engagement; but sadly there seem to be a few purists in these forums who have 'ownership rights' by dint of longevity.  Not interested in sniping, it's just immature and dull - I'll step away.

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    I suspect that people are not posting in this section , but this total is way, way down on the totals of a decade ago. 6 months into the year and we would be well into the 10s of thousands. Are pigeon numbers on the decline nationally ( they have been for the last decade in my area ) or is it low reporting. My total for this year is 90 so thats 653 for year..

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    On ‎09‎/‎06‎/‎2018 at 12:51, anser2 said:

    I suspect that people are not posting in this section , but this total is way, way down on the totals of a decade ago. 6 months into the year and we would be well into the 10s of thousands. Are pigeon numbers on the decline nationally ( they have been for the last decade in my area ) or is it low reporting. My total for this year is 90 so thats 653 for year..

    Hardly anyone posts in the section anymore. I think numbers are probably up nationally. My total so far would be 1000 plus.

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    You are doing well Motty. Over the last decade, my annual bags have dropped from an average of 3,000 a year to just a few hundred.  Nothing has changed on the 5,000 acres I shoot over , same crops and I am almost the only person shooting pigeons, but the birds are just no longer there in any quantity. On the rare days when there a few birds on the rape a couple of shots and the pigeons depart never to be seen again. Its been a little better last winter, perhaps because its been a bit colder than recent years.

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    Late to this post but in early July over laid barley 20 on one day and 12 a couple of days later in High Catton, East Yorkshire. Loads of birds about but getting on them was difficult. On the second outing I was under the flight line but they were intent on flying to the other end of the field, where I had moved from .Good sport though and Lola my lab earnt her keep on a very hot day, making some great retrieves.

    As I packed up and made my way back to my previous spot near the car, there were a couple of hundred on and around a muck heap and leaving the barley alone

     

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    Went out decoying for the first time for some 17-18 years on tuesday between 7 and 8 pm on wheat stubble devon

    only 1 bird came in to my decoys and 1 bird I shot.... brought back memories never mind the numbers just glad to be out there once more 

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    20th august

    Went on some barley stubble just before they cultivated it, for an hour once set up 6-7pm shot 5 pigeon and had a load of rooks 

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    On 18/08/2018 at 13:01, lonnford said:

    You forgot the running total ?

    693

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