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What times best to set up for a morning shoot or what time do the bird normally like to feed only asking  as I’ve only done afternoon shoots cheers

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i have generally done better with an early start...........trouble is that my mind makes appointments that my body cant keep...so i dont shoot earl anymore..

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59 minutes ago, Jacko3275 said:

What times best to set up for a morning shoot or what time do the bird normally like to feed only asking  as I’ve only done afternoon shoots cheers

I don't know anyone including myself who bother now with mornings , that's not to say it isn't worth going , just that we have got most days free and early mornings are not so inviting as they once were .

When in the past I was down the marsh duck shooting on the first morning ( 1st Sept ) I would find Pigeons left the woods around six in the morning to come and feed on the Wheat stubble , so I would say you want to be set up by six am , better to be to early than being to late .

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10 minutes ago, marsh man said:

I don't know anyone including myself who bother now with mornings , that's not to say it isn't worth going , just that we have got most days free and early mornings are not so inviting as they once were .

When in the past I was down the marsh duck shooting on the first morning ( 1st Sept ) I would find Pigeons left the woods around six in the morning to come and feed on the Wheat stubble , so I would say you want to be set up by six am , better to be to early than being to late .

I’ll leave it till afternoon then cheers as this week I have chance of a full day on Sunday but it’s my mam and dads 50th wedding anniversary on sat and I’m throwing  them a surprise party for family and friends so dragging my ares out of bed at 5am ain’t gonna happen this week 😝🥴😴😒

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32 minutes ago, kenholland said:

I found about 12 ish till 4 seems to be the norm for me at the moment.

With the nights rapidly pulling in now I find on a bright day 6pm would be my maximum and on a dark day like today it would be 5 to 5.30 . your four hours are about the best four hours in my opinion .

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I hate mornings, it was just the same when I used to fish , now im retired I only go afternoons until they go to roost in the summer and in winter I try to shoot from 11.00 am until 3 ish.

Yesterday I was set up by 2 but the afternoon was very slow, with only 9 picked by 5.30, the farm manager suggested I try on another part of the farm where he had seen a lot of movement in the late afternoons, 

I move and set up with a very basic hide and just 15 dead bird decoys, the birds came well to the decoys right up until 7 pm when they finally went to roost, I ended with 21 picked so well worth the move.Not a big bag but certainly an improvement on the last week trying to dodge the storms and high winds.

 

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