Pigeon shooting

PETER THEOBALD

How long?s a piece of string? In summer time, for instance, a number of birds will have gone off before you even get home but in winter you should be able to safely leave them neatly spaced on the garage floor to cool off for a couple of days.

However, this could quickly change if the weather turns mild and when this happens it?s possible for flies to emerge and start laying eggs again.

Regardless of year it?s important that the birds we shoot are presented to the game dealer in the best condition possible so my advice is to play safe ? let the birds cool off overnight and get them to the dealer the following day.