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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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IRELAND: A shooter’s best friend

Jason Doyle looks back on a pleasing season of summer sport and suggests more shooters should bring Fido along for company As the combines finish rolling and the last of this harvest is gathered into storage, we mark the end

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Expert Advice: Points for Pigeons

Honesberie Shooting School’s Nick Hollick looks at technique when tackling wily woodies 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

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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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General license changes could affect pest control practices

New proposals from Natural England could impact on pest control measures such as pigeon shooting. Currently, farmers or land managers only have to be ‘satisfied’ that attempting to scare or deter the birds would not work before they can be

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