Pigeon shooting


I personally do not shoot pigeons on the ground, preferring instead, to leave them as further decoys.

If, however it subsequently gets up, I have no compunction about plugging it.

Similarly, I will wait for another bird to approach, with the intention of killing the original bird with my second barrel.

With the arrival of rotary machines, pigeons seldom land in the pattern now so the dilemma does not arise as often as it used to.

  • EnglishShooter

    Eh? Under the terms of the General Licence, this is shooting for crop protection, sportsmanship isn’t supposed to enter into it!

    Respect for the quarry demands a humane kill and a quick death, but let’s not get prissy about it!