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First post for a while as pigeons have deserted my permissions in Northumberland. Last week I had an early morning flight on a rape field that I'd seen a few hitting. The brisk SW wind kept them to a shootable height and I picked an enjoyable 12 in an hour before work.

On Saturday afternoon in the forecast storm, I couldn't resist having a shot in a small mixed spinney at roost. I'm normally chuffed If I get 6 from here and I didn't hold much hope for any more. I arrived at 3.30 and was straight into action, taking 2 from a bunch flying almost stationary above me. The howling wind definitely helped funnel the birds over the spinney and muffle the shots. There was an almost non-stop flight for the next hour and I was delighted to pick 27, including a (fortunate) treble. I tried out some of the Pigeon Extreme 34g No5 shells through my Maxus auto and was mightily impressed with their stopping power. Hopeful that when the drilling starts, the pigeons will return.

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On 10/02/2020 at 13:19, kippylawkid said:

First post for a while as pigeons have deserted my permissions in Northumberland. Last week I had an early morning flight on a rape field that I'd seen a few hitting. The brisk SW wind kept them to a shootable height and I picked an enjoyable 12 in an hour before work.

On Saturday afternoon in the forecast storm, I couldn't resist having a shot in a small mixed spinney at roost. I'm normally chuffed If I get 6 from here and I didn't hold much hope for any more. I arrived at 3.30 and was straight into action, taking 2 from a bunch flying almost stationary above me. The howling wind definitely helped funnel the birds over the spinney and muffle the shots. There was an almost non-stop flight for the next hour and I was delighted to pick 27, including a (fortunate) treble. I tried out some of the Pigeon Extreme 34g No5 shells through my Maxus auto and was mightily impressed with their stopping power. Hopeful that when the drilling starts, the pigeons will return.

I love the Pigeon Extreme for roost shooting too, very high and fairly thick trees in my wood make it very tricky. I dream of getting 27!! We had no wind last Saturday, this week we are forecast gales (plus rain) 28 here I come??? Dream on!!

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On 10/02/2020 at 20:05, Dcd87 said:

Nice work Kippylawkid.

I’m also in Northumberland. Whereabouts are your shooting? I’m shooting around the Morpeth/Stanton area and there isn’t a great deal about currently.

Cheers, I live in Seahouses and have permissions on farms around the area. We're just starting to see an increase in pigeons now.

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