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An Early Saturday Report

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I had a phone call on Tursday afternoon requesting urgent assistance as the pigeons were attacking the wheat??

Now this weekend is out of the norm as DB was away and my son had organised a family barbeque for mid day Saturday. I had intented to shoot Friday on the barley we shot last week but the farmer had received many complaints from the "Townies" who had bought houses on the lacal estate asked me not to shoot , he had put two gas guns on the field to keep the birds off 24/7!!!!

So on Friday I headed off to save the wheat from the marauding flocks of pigeons. Before I drove up to the farm I viewed it from the lane, not a bird, no flightline, nothing. So I drove up to the farm and met the farmer who informed me that as he drove up the drive yesterday at least ten birds came off the edge of the field !!!  I explained that they may have been opportunist birds spooked from another area. I spent an hour driving round the farm past standing wheat,beans and oats and only saw five birds cross the land at the far end of the farm the ajoining land had two gas guns going off but no birds visible. So I called it a day.

I decided to look at the turnips that we had shot two weeks ago and as I drove up the lane I could see a few crows passing over the sheep fields so decided to have a go on the corvids. I had no crow decoys but set up on the edge of the grass with the turnips behind me it was now 14.00 and I called my first decoy in. I had left the pigeon decoys in the Disco in the shade and after a few minutes was amazed when a pigeon came flighting along the hedge and was shot. I put it out away from the crows. As the day went on I had a steady stream of corvids come to the decoys and towards the end of the afternoon more pigeons flighting across in front of me which were great shots as you had to throw the gun forward to match the speed of these crossing birds.

I stopped shooting at 18.00 and picked up seventyseven corvids and twentyfour pigeons, I knew I was close to a hundred birds but not bang on!!

From a disatrous start the day ended well.

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24 Pigeons and 74 corvids

 

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With no Saturdays evening report to look forward to it look like an early night , good report and I hope you enjoy your B B Q .

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45 minutes ago, figgy said:

A great result from nothing, well-done.

Thanks, the pigeons were a real bonus and very testing shots. I'll have to look in the direction they were flying for future outings.

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that was a turn up on the turnips , it's amazing how a plan b can turn the day around , not your first or the last , WELL DONE.

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A great result PC. I see on FB that your pal bunny_blaster is getting all the pigeons!

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Good result pc always good to thin out the blacks 

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5 hours ago, aga man said:

A great result PC. I see on FB that your pal bunny_blaster is getting all the pigeons!

Yes it is a well deserved bonus for all the miles he puts in to find the permissions and birds.

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2 hours ago, dead eye alan said:

Another  great result from a poor start how do you do it? Did you have pigeon on the barby? 

No, my shooting pastime is tolerated but some of the friends attending would not have approved!!

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