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Roost shooting - my last day at the pigeons for a while

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We don' have pigeon numbers like some of you lads over the water, so this little roost shoot will be my last shot at the pigeons until August. Got a few - missed a few. But that' what roost shooting is all about!

I also brought the apprentice along - Bear the yellow lab. 

 

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1 hour ago, mossy835 said:

nice video, and good shooting well done.

Thanks mossy.

 

1 hour ago, Konnie said:

Nice video thanks for posting, 

Solid looking yellow lab.

The lab is about 11 months old. This summer will see a lot of training done!

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2 hours ago, Kraai said:

Nice shooting...  wich rc steel are you using? I use rc steel 32 gr nr 5 for pigeons 

RC Atomic line. I think they are 32g 4s or 5s. I originally bought them as a wildfowl load a few years back but i really only use 3" steel 3s now for ducks.

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3 hours ago, brushy said:

Nice videos thanks for sharing

 

1 hour ago, sitsinhedges said:

Nice shooting there.

 

Thanks.  I've just made a pigeon chilli with them. Lovely! 

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16 hours ago, brushy said:

Sounds just the job nice chunk of bread i hope?

I have to say it's lovely. Much nicer than beef - similar taste but way more tender. 

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Some good shooting, as usual.

It will be interesting to see how the Apprentice fares on the wildfowl, if that is your intention.

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19 minutes ago, Cranfield said:

Some good shooting, as usual.

It will be interesting to see how the Apprentice fairs on the wildfowl, if that is your intention.

Thanks Cranfield - I'll be very interested in how that pans out too. He is certainly not afraid of water and swims well. Early indications are satisfactory. 

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Love a bit of roost shooting, you certainly had a right evening at them. Good luck with bear.

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22 hours ago, ollie said:

Love a bit of roost shooting, you certainly had a right evening at them. Good luck with bear.

 

10 hours ago, mossy835 said:

i will be roost shooting well in to march.

Thanks for the comments. I only roost shoot in February.  It is simply as we don't have huge pigeon numbers here - they are pairing up and I'll let them breed. Corvids are a different matter though.

 

3 hours ago, mrpip said:

Great video again Al, did the pup manage a retrieve or did Ted take charge. 

Thanks - the pup isn' too sure about the feathers yet. He finds the bird but is still a bit reluctant to pick them up. I have pigeon and pheasant wing dummies and he is starting to pick them up so it should come ok. He hunts like a pro and has even flushed birds Ted missed! It'l come. I'm in no hurry and will give him the time he needs.

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