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#16 OldCoppice

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 10:25 pm

Habitat habitat habitat!!!


Couldn't agree more . Making a habitat pheasants want to be in is essential to drawing wild birds who, after all , are far more canny than recent releases . Putting down attractive food helps of course , but keeping them there is what you're aiming for .

From my own experience , being down here in the West Country , pheasants LOVE apple pumice , the bye product of cider making .

#17 the monkey

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 08:43 pm

Plant the maize ,hand feed crushed maize with a couple of feeders wth wheat and maize will draw them in .
The maize will only last till christmas

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 11:02 pm

Feeding pellet when those around you have gone onto corn will pull them in,exspencive but works,, ;)



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Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:35 am

Aniseed is like honey to phezzies wilf, mix some in and they'll smell it from miles away. A small 10ml bottle will do 10kg or more


Do you mean the concentrate bottle mate because that does 3 ton of corn .Best results in a clean cement mixer .Fill level with corn then add one drop of aniseed let spin then bag it .Only problem is any deer in the area will be drawn to clear up your grub as well ,bonus I guess if they knocking over feeders .
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#20 South hams hunter

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 07:09 pm

Sorry that should have said 100kg, didn't realise it would do a ton

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 09:09 pm

Very concentrate mate ,over cook the mix and it has the opposite effect .

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 07:34 pm

Didn't hold you back when you were pouring it all over the floor next to my highseat in Scotland did it FD - no wonder it had me puking over the side!

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 09:59 pm

Where do you boys buy the concentrate ?

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 05:02 pm

Aniseed is like honey to phezzies wilf, mix some in and they'll smell it from miles away. A small 10ml bottle will do 10kg or more


Do you mean the concentrate bottle mate because that does 3 ton of corn .Best results in a clean cement mixer .Fill level with corn then add one drop of aniseed let spin then bag it .Only problem is any deer in the area will be drawn to clear up your grub as well ,bonus I guess if they knocking over feeders .


Is that the stuff thats in condtioning seed for pigeons

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 10:42 am

Bit late to this topic but anyway... I learned a good method of drawing wild birds by accident. This method will probably seem obvious to most but might be useful to someone. I set up a small moveable breeding pen for a cock and a couple of hen pheasants ( during breeding season) in my garden . Within a couple of days a wild cock appeared, trying to fight the penned cock through the fence. I immediately set up a feeder in my garden becide the pen and scattered a hand full of barley & chick crumb under the feeder. The wild cock was feeding from it the next morning and a few days later he had a hen with him. I then moved the penned birds to another location with the same results.. Two active feeders.
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