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Thread: Anyone keen on hunting pigeons with bow ??

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    Anyone keen on hunting pigeons with bow ??

    Anyone setup for smacking birds outta the sky?, have had a few cracks ( with shotgunners ) feel bad ruining their shooting as trying to wait for the right bird to loose an arrow at, when four shotguns will do the job way better.
    Anyone had a go before ?? Or keen to ??

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    @2Quack, This reminds me of the medieval clay pellet shooting crossbows for small bird hunting. What sort of arrow do you use?

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    you could practice by firing toothpicks at flies
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    Watch Tim wells smacking dove in Argentinian YouTube .
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    just as an aside to pigeon removal has anyone trapped pigeons.have a few hundred to remove but cant shoot them because of horses around them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    just as an aside to pigeon removal has anyone trapped pigeons.have a few hundred to remove but cant shoot them because of horses around them.
    @berg243,

    You can get @2Quack to help you out, just need to get some of these first:

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    I would spend all my time untangling them from the fences if they had those beer googles on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordite View Post
    @2Quack, This reminds me of the medieval clay pellet shooting crossbows for small bird hunting. What sort of arrow do you use?
    Just a standard carbon arrow with floo floo vanes and custom bird arrows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    Watch Tim wells smacking dove in Argentinian YouTube .
    Yeah those vids got me into it I use the same arrows he uses to " SLOCK " em

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    @berg23 if the pigeons are roosting nearby then a good air rifle at night is the go
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    I would spend all my time untangling them from the fences if they had those beer googles on
    Used to catch a lot alive for my goshawk back at home. Was using one way trap, will see if I can find any pictures. @berg243
    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to pull it back.

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    yeh they just fly in to eat the horse feed they don't roost there probably number close to 300.real nuisance and crap in the horse feed and can sometimes spook the horses.otherwise would be lining them up with the 410.

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    There is a poison you can use for pigeons that puts them to sleep, then you can "release" them later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    I was going to seggest the same stuff, and can be picked up from your local farm supplier,PGG, CRT etc. But this supplier is much cheaper, from memory it was closer to $70 from them.
    Works a treat

 

 

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