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i wish i had seen this thread earlier im in north northumberland we had a group of french guns about a month ago they wanted to have a shot on the woodcock so we took them on the moss they ended up with 22 birds the moss is mabey only 3 acres then we had 2 groups of french last week one team shot 12 on thursday the other team shot 8 on friday then the group who shot thursday came back on saturday and shot another 12 they seemed to switch off the pheasants after they had there dinner and woodcock mania takes over its like they all became obsessed with shooting one there was a bloke that tryed to shoot one and he nearly took one of the beaters out they go mad for them

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Over 50 woodcock from 3 acres? Blimy were any left afterwards?

 

They sound like a bunch of loonies.

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sorry i should of put it better its over 16000 acres mate it just the moss thats 3 acres and we only shoot it once mabey twice a year the group we had a month ago are the only people to shoot the moss this year we had the other groups on different bit on the estate :thumbs:

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dont see them very often,usualy the terrier will put the odd one up in the woods when mooching about although tend to see more when im out lamping with the dog but spotted this one the other day and as iv never eaten one thought id give it a go. :thumbs:

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Was that flying when you shot it????

with an air-rifle that really would be some shot cheers

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At a guess I would say no :laugh:

snap shooting at its finest :D
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I was going to say you must have some skills.....

 

Seen a few this year, a few seconds before they disappear.

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dont see them very often,usualy the terrier will put the odd one up in the woods when mooching about although tend to see more when im out lamping with the dog but spotted this one the other day and as iv never eaten one thought id give it a go. :thumbs:

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Nice shooting and pic long tail........result.

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dont see them very often,usualy the terrier will put the odd one up in the woods when mooching about although tend to see more when im out lamping with the dog but spotted this one the other day and as iv never eaten one thought id give it a go. :thumbs:

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Nice shooting and pic long tail........result.

with a crown of pheasant happy days :thumbs:

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hello folks . just like to ask .is it just me or has any one else noticed a marked increase in the amount of wood cock about this winter

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I think their numbers are way up on last year from what people have said.

 

Also I think there are a lot more than people realise, according to the RSPB there's 1.6 million of them over winter here in the UK.

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