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Decoying Before Planting


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1 hour ago, ditchman said:

if the pigeons are there ....they are curious by nature.....how many do you plan to put out ?

They’re definitely about! I haven’t even bought any decoys yet. Will 10ish do the trick?

39 minutes ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Don't forget, always an odd number, they can count you know!  :cool1:

Do they count on their fingers and toes?

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4 hours ago, jeffgg said:

If you are decoying on a field that is not  yet planted how can it be for crop protection ?

Prevention is better than cure , as they say around these parts :hmm:

I can see where your coming from , is it right or wrong ? , their will be several members that are far wiser than me on the subject who will come along soon to tell us the ( true ) facts before to long .

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On 14/10/2021 at 09:28, marsh man said:

Prevention is better than cure , as they say around these parts 

I can see where your coming from , is it right or wrong ? , their will be several members that are far wiser than me on the subject who will come along soon to tell us the ( true ) facts before to long .

The truth is nobody really knows as far as I can tell. People have opinions but thats all they are, opinions.

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24 minutes ago, Vince Green said:

The truth is nobody really knows as far as I can tell. People have opinions but thats all they are, opinions.

We are all ( hopefully ) law abiding citizens , well we think we are , but I hold my hand up when it comes to applying non lethal methods before we go ahead and use every method known to man to put Pigeons in the bag , we could mention several situations like flight line shooting , roost shooting and our old favourite , stubble shooting .

Many a time I walk my dog around a likely field , ( a ) to put what pigeons are on off , and ( b ) to see if they come back , then if they come back it is game on ,  the next day , or sometimes the same day , then it is straight in for the kill , no pun intended  :yes:

Weather it would qualify all the legal requirement's ?, then hopefully yes it do , but like you say , who really knows ? :hmm:

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8 minutes ago, marsh man said:

We are all ( hopefully ) law abiding citizens , well we think we are , but I hold my hand up when it comes to applying non lethal methods before we go ahead and use every method known to man to put Pigeons in the bag , we could mention several situations like flight line shooting , roost shooting and our old favourite , stubble shooting .

Many a time I walk my dog around a likely field , ( a ) to put what pigeons are on off , and ( b ) to see if they come back , then if they come back it is game on ,  the next day , or sometimes the same day , then it is straight in for the kill , no pun intended  

Weather it would qualify all the legal requirement's ?, then hopefully yes it do , but like you say , who really knows ? 

TBH mate I’m sure in the number of years you have been shooting you have tried and tried to frighten them off but they come back year after year so you’re doing the right thing by shooting in the vicinity of them 

how many years are you supposed to frighten them for?

I find that the only ones that don’t come back eventually are the dead ones 

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2 hours ago, Old farrier said:

TBH mate I’m sure in the number of years you have been shooting you have tried and tried to frighten them off but they come back year after year so you’re doing the right thing by shooting in the vicinity of them 

how many years are you supposed to frighten them for?

I find that the only ones that don’t come back eventually are the dead ones 

I don't think their is an answer O F that fit all the questions and situations that could and can arise .

I know one thing ( well not in my time ) that we will never shoot the last pigeon , one ole farmer once told me , that every pigeon shot you will get two that will go to their funeral , :lol:

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