PIGEON SHOOTING

Peter Theobald

Fortunately, I live within 15 minutes of my gamedealer – Ben Rigby of Fambridge – who has been consistently paying 25p, all year round, for some time now.

As he pays less for frozen birds (10p), It is worthwhile for me to take in bags of more than 50, though there is no minimum number he will accept.

With petrol and diesel prices as they are, put the cost of travelling to and from your game dealer into the equation when deciding how many birds make the trip worthwhile.