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Hi guys, I’m super excited as this year is the first time I’ve had a bit of land with a crop that pigeons are interested in.

the farmer has cut the wheat today but I can’t get out until next Tuesday and won’t be able to start until 4:30 in the afternoon. Do you gents think I would have missed my opportunity? I can get out for a longer session the following weekend but again am I too late? How many days do you guys typically get decoying before they aren’t interested anymore? I’m also not after big bags. 10 birds is great for me haha! 
cheers guys 

darren

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normally stubbles are cultivated ASAP after harvest.........BUT...because of high fuel prices and sprays and fertilizer....you may see farming practices change..where stubbles can be left to over winter...and if winter wheat is goingto go in...the stubble s will be left until the last moment to allow chitting of seed and weed seedings and will be ploughed in before they set seed............

this is also dependent on weather

i feel this year is going to be different...and of benifit to the shooter and wildlife

let us know what happens

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It's usually best to leave the stubble for at least 2 days after it's cut to allow the birds to find it and the numbers to build .set up around 2 pm and shoot till you have had enough .or 8 pm leave your self at least 1 hour of packing up time before dark (9pm at the mo ) it can take a while .

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20 minutes ago, Ultrastu said:

It's usually best to leave the stubble for at least 2 days after it's cut to allow the birds to find it and the numbers to build .set up around 2 pm and shoot till you have had enough .or 8 pm leave your self at least 1 hour of packing up time before dark (9pm at the mo ) it can take a while .

That’s good news it seems like it might not be too bad for me after all. Thanks for the advice! 

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A lot depends on where you live and how many grain fields are in your close area , if other people are cutting the same crop you might have missed the boat , if it is a field that is more or less by itself then you might strike lucky , I am not being big headed or anything but we have got 10s if not 100s of fields around our way that are either cut , ready to be cut , some have been baled up , some the bales are off and a few have already been chopped up .

On our estate alone we have got three combines between five farms that are often going at the same time , so what seem like a endless spell of ideal combining weather you can imagine how many fields can draw Pigeons in and to be honest, although we have got a nice lot of Pigeons there is not enough to give shooting on every field .

So if you see enough and you have got the time then have a go , don't wait for any more to build up as the amount on there might have already reached it's peak .

GOOD LUCK and we will look forward to your report on your days shooting. 

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On 05/08/2022 at 17:55, Dazv said:

Brilliant thanks guys! Let’s hope he leaves it well alone 

regardless of the possible changes in farming practice........stubbles will be left alone cause the ground is too bloody hard to get the equipment into :w00t:

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