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TECHNIQUE: Pigeon shooting technique

The most important thing to remember with pigeons is that they love to fly into wind. They don’t like coming into land with the wind going into their behind because it blows their feathers up, so you need to assess

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Feathers in the Wind

Geoff Garrod has four ‘go to’ decoy patterns for you to try, depending on wind direction and hide set-up… Let’s talk about decoy patterns; it’s more important than ever now the weather is starting to stir up the fields that you

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The Shooting Show – last of the summer pigeons

With the summer crop stubbles about to disappear, Geoff takes the opportunity for some last-minute pigeon control. But he’s cut it finer than he thought and the field is literally being ploughed while he’s there… Bringing in the birds is

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The Shooting Show – shooting pigeons by the M11 PLUS Midland Game Fair highlights

Geoff Garrod sets up in a classic field-edge location for a day at the pigeons. But there’s a twist: This field edge borders a busy motorway. With safe shooting directions and quarry retrieval to think of, Geoff’s got a lot

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NEW: The Shooting Show – maize crop pigeons with Geoff Garrod

Geoff’s back for episode 171 of The Shooting Show. The gamekeeping legend is out on his own, setting up in the middle of a maize crop overlooking rape stubbles to take on the winged menace plaguing the crops. But he’s made

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The Fife life

Simon Everett is guided onto the geese in Fife by goose guru Alan Croston for a golden sunrise flight. There is a different kind of magic about decoying geese in the first few hours of daylight. Keeping low in the

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Flights of fancy

Have you considered adding a flight pond to your shoot? Glynn Evans explains how you can get started, and the value they can bring to a shoot   Ponds come in all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s a larger pool,

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