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    Agreed , I only re-joined a couple of weeks ago

    Regretting my decision.
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    Neck shot turkeys ....



    Two rabbits shoulder shot...



    ....and a plover...




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    Stalking into peacocks with a .22LR is hard work but very rewarding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    Stalking into peacocks with a .22LR is hard work but very rewarding.

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    You must have shot at them a bit. I got close enough for 12 gauge range. But they're not been shot at until now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    You must have shot at them a bit. I got close enough for 12 gauge range. But they're not been shot at until now
    This flock has had pressure for years. Sometimes I clean them up to the point where there’s only a couple of mature birds left. I have noticed that recently they have been less wary than they were two years ago. I actually thought I’d got all the adults then, but I must’ve left some older chicks. Over the years this flock has become one of the hardest, wiliest quarries I’ve ever hunted - for a good while the only possible way to get onto them was 300-400 meter shots, as they just would not leave two specific paddocks with a bush block between them, and the boundary fence at the rear beyond which I was not permitted to shoot them. They have a perfect field of view and will start to move into cover at the sight of a walking human at the best part of 1km away. This one was with three other birds a good couple of hundred metres away from their normal cover, where the topography was in my favour - at this time of year they will have to forage further afield.
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    Another ginger today and the more usual grey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    This flock has had pressure for years. Sometimes I clean them up to the point where there’s only a couple of mature birds left. I have noticed that recently they have been less wary than they were two years ago. I actually thought I’d got all the adults then, but I must’ve left some older chicks. Over the years this flock has become one of the hardest, wiliest quarries I’ve ever hunted - for a good while the only possible way to get onto them was 300-400 meter shots, as they just would not leave two specific paddocks with a bush block between them, and the boundary fence at the rear beyond which I was not permitted to shoot them. They have a perfect field of view and will start to move into cover at the sight of a walking human at the best part of 1km away. This one was with three other birds a good couple of hundred metres away from their normal cover, where the topography was in my favour - at this time of year they will have to forage further afield.
    Peacocks have unbelievably good eyesight. Last time i hunted them they spotted us moving down a fence line 400 yds away.

    We got them eventually, but from 250 yards with 223s.

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    ....a plucking good time...

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    Good stuff.
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    I think a lot of birds have really good eyesight

 

 

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