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#1 Continental Shooter

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:21 pm

Hi All,

I can't seem to be able to find any pigeons round here (edinburgh / Lothian).

I've asked few friends to speak to farmers round their area and nowt! they won't give out permission either as they don't need to since their fields are not getting hammered.

By comparison, down south it seems that any field with rape is getting cleaned up and people are offering shooting at every opportunity as they can't get them under control......

any thought to spare?

Thanks,

Franco

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:08 pm

thousands here, until the season finishes and ill be on to them

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:09 pm

big flocks here, there feeding on the barley and wheat that was unable to be harvested due to the wet ground.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:25 pm

We passed a field that had potatoes in it at Perth today and it was blue with them christ knows what they where feeding on though

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:32 pm

They love to eat slowly rotting potatoes.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:31 pm

It must be the Lothians cursed then :hmm:

Since you've got so much anybody needs help with them :whistling: lol :D

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:58 pm

It must be the Lothians cursed then http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

Since you've got so much anybody needs help with them http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... lol http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

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#8 Wasted_For_Ever

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:21 pm

I've thousands of em hammering the rape on a farm I shoot, been out hitting the buggers like mad.
Although is it just me or is decoying pigeons a right faff in the winter, its either the whole flock taking off or nothing !

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:14 pm

and people are offering shooting at every opportunity as they can't get them under control......



Who told you that? Lol

My farmer has not been able to get anything in the ground as the fields are just to wet and have been for months, it's gonna be a sparse year by the look of it.......meanwhile, the bloke across the road has got his rape in and is getting hammered
He sells the shooting to a load of foreigners who are stood there in traccys and white jumpers with semi autos and rimmys !!!!! putting shit loads of lead in the air while the pigeons feed happily in the part of the field that they actually feed in.

I phoned him the other day to say your getting cleaned out and I shoot the farm across the way, no was the awnser......



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:33 pm

and people are offering shooting at every opportunity as they can't get them under control......



Who told you that? Lol

My farmer has not been able to get anything in the ground as the fields are just to wet and have been for months, it's gonna be a sparse year by the look of it.......meanwhile, the bloke across the road has got his rape in and is getting hammered
He sells the shooting to a load of foreigners who are stood there in traccys and white jumpers with semi autos and rimmys !!!!! putting shit loads of lead in the air while the pigeons feed happily in the part of the field that they actually feed in.

I phoned him the other day to say your getting cleaned out and I shoot the farm across the way, no was the awnser......

the rape here has hardly come through, the pigeons are all on the un harvested barley still, good job really as there little else for them

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:22 pm

We still have some stubble here mate which is unheard of as its normally ploughed in within a couple of weeks, cant get on to touch it.
Other than that most of it is still in heavy plough.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:37 pm

You not got any rape you can get on at all ?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:38 pm

Nope

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:43 pm

and people are offering shooting at every opportunity as they can't get them under control......



Who told you that? Lol

My farmer has not been able to get anything in the ground as the fields are just to wet and have been for months, it's gonna be a sparse year by the look of it.......meanwhile, the bloke across the road has got his rape in and is getting hammered
He sells the shooting to a load of foreigners who are stood there in traccys and white jumpers with semi autos and rimmys !!!!! putting shit loads of lead in the air while the pigeons feed happily in the part of the field that they actually feed in.

I phoned him the other day to say your getting cleaned out and I shoot the farm across the way, no was the awnser......
Get paid or let you do it for nowt.......? I wonder why he declined....... :hmm: :D

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:49 pm

Aye, but to be honest mate I don't mind paying if that's what is needed, I have to pay for my fishing so it don't bother me one bit to pay for anything.

Never even got that far, hey ho, I ain't crying about it.....something else always comes along


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