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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    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.
    Could you not shift horses to a neighbouring paddock some where for a weekend and have a boys weekend out and just go hard with the shottys?
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    not sure if they would be keen on that near the horses but it might be ok if we use some sort of feeder to contain the poison bait.

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    The compound (Alphachloralose) is related to chloral hydrate, an old fashioned human sleeping medication.

    The way it works on pigeons is it puts them to sleep and, if temp is below about 15 degrees C, they simply die of hypothermia. A kind death if I might say so.

    Birds other than pigeons who have ingested it, e.g. native birds, if found in time can be put into a warm room and usually recover. Not sure about the effect on equines, just don't go there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy79 View Post
    Could you not shift horses to a neighbouring paddock some where for a weekend and have a boys weekend out and just go hard with the shottys?
    they have about twenty horses at the moment more coming in the next few weeks and next door the son in law has about fifty trotters and pacers too valuable to risk spooking them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    they have about twenty horses at the moment more coming in the next few weeks and next door the son in law has about fifty trotters and pacers too valuable to risk spooking them.
    oh well that is a bastard situation then
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    If anyone knows where I can get some live pigeons for dog training let me know please.

    I do think think doc would like me using the local ones too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    If anyone knows where I can get some live pigeons for dog training let me know please.

    I do think think doc would like me using the local ones too much

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    Get in touch with the local pigeon racing club. I use to get 20-40 pigeons once a week of a guy in Blenheim. I used them from a release trap, also just put my dog in a sit and let them go one at a time in front of her.
    You could also ask for some slow ones and breed your own. Quite neat letting them out and watching them fly around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Get in touch with the local pigeon racing club. I use to get 20-40 pigeons once a week of a guy in Blenheim. I used them from a release trap, also just put my dog in a sit and let them go one at a time in front of her.
    You could also ask for some slow ones and breed your own. Quite neat letting them out and watching them fly around.
    I don't have a local pigeon racing club.

    I will be shooting some of them as well, so do they have to be allowed to fly home?

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    Would sort out the slow ones I suppose.
    You could go down to the local bridge one night and string a net up and spook a few out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Would sort out the slow ones I suppose.
    You could go down to the local bridge one night and string a net up and spook a few out.
    Don't need them till maybe October but would like to find a supply.

    I will work something out hopefully.
    Might be a good job for someones kid catching them for me at 5 bucks a bird

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    If anyone knows where I can get some live pigeons for dog training let me know please.

    I do think think doc would like me using the local ones too much

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    I you know of a barn with some roosting in it, wait till night and string a fine mesh catch net across the opening and then spook em out into it, have seen it work successfully before . Can help with dead ones for bumpers though just not any taken with the bow .....
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    Yeah might have to find something like that to get a few.

    Would happily buy some but just can't find anywhere to get them.

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    Plenty on trade me mate bout 10 bucks a bird

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Yeah might have to find something like that to get a few.

    Would happily buy some but just can't find anywhere to get them.

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    Once you get some ,I got a release trap here somewhere if you want to borrow it . Nothing flash ,have to pull a long string to release but works fine .
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    Can't find my pictures @berg243 .

    It looked like this:
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    This one from e-bay (not sure if any good):
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    Used to have the sticks tied up (2 stayed down on middle) for a few days and feeding them in there than set it to catch.
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    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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