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11 hours ago, muncher said:

Yes i did pop by to check the field out, looked like he had about 70 ish down when I looked.Well done to him .

Was it one of your fields?

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11 hours ago, motty said:

A very nice bag. I think pigeons are still fetching 25p at certain dealers (fresh), but I don't think that is enough.

25p is alright if there were more dealers within a short(er) distance so you could take up smaller fresh bags , not many people are getting bags big enough to drive a long distance to off load bags under say 50/60 , this time of the year you might get away with keeping two or three smallish bags in the cool for a few days and then take them up all together , but as the days get warmer this reduce the time you can keep them fresh , the problem is getting shot of frozen ones in big numbers when your freezers are full .:hmm:

 

10 hours ago, ditchman said:

wally.........................isnt it that most of the frozen birds end up going to France.........or they used to......

I think most of our frozen one's still do , but are they losing the taste for pigeons ? , or is the supply greater than the demand ??

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57 minutes ago, marsh man said:

25p is alright if there were more dealers within a short(er) distance so you could take up smaller fresh bags , not many people are getting bags big enough to drive a long distance to off load bags under say 50/60 , this time of the year you might get away with keeping two or three smallish bags in the cool for a few days and then take them up all together , but as the days get warmer this reduce the time you can keep them fresh , the problem is getting shot of frozen ones in big numbers when your freezers are full .:hmm:

 

I think most of our frozen one's still do , but are they losing the taste for pigeons ? , or is the supply greater than the demand ??

if the supply is greater than demand ...that would tie in with what motty says as to the growing health of the pigeon population..(not excactly his words)....but he has always eluded to a growing stable population.......

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3 hours ago, dead eye alan said:

 Nice report, that dog looks a little chunky has he been helping to reduce the pigeon problem?

Meg is 11 now, she does her own thing, she was allowed to retrieve one or two. It was to nice a day to leave her at home.

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4 hours ago, JDog said:

Was it one of your fields?

Actually one of Motty, he asked if I was passing could I check it out!

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Great report. Really disappointing that you struggle to pass on the birds to dealers. The price offered by dealers in Northumberland is 25/30p per bird. This has been the price since I started shooting 30 years ago and is definitely not enough. it will be interesting to see if Brexit affects pigeon movement and prices.

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45 minutes ago, muncher said:

Actually one of Motty, he asked if I was passing could I check it out!

Just as bad.

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23 minutes ago, JDog said:

Just as bad.

Just to make things clear JD I have had permission on those fields for close on 40 years.

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