Peter Theobald

Peter Theobald
Pigeon shooting days

Shooters of my age often lament that things were better in “the good old days”, when all you had to do was throw an old stuffed grey sock out on a likely looking field and…

pigeon in field

As you would expect, I spend a lot of time watching pigeons, from picking up flightlines to trying to find their favourite field at any given time of year. I get plenty of opportunity to…

shotgun cartridges

The cartridge-making business is a fiercely competitive one, won or lost on marketing strategy, so if one company can find an edge, it is quickly exploited. It is only relatively recently that…

wood pigeon

Most articles written about pigeon shooting mention, at some stage in the proceedings, the weather conditions on the day in question. Indeed, I have written many times, how Paul and I…

Having shot geese in most of the iconic Scottish locations, there was still one area that I hadn’t yet explored – the Orkney Isles. So when the opportunity presented itself…

By the time you read this, pigeons will be hitting the various rape fields to the exclusion of almost everything else. In a year when acorns are almost non-existent, and…

Peter Theobald reveals why two hides can be better than one and how to play nicely with others while sharing a hide

To spin or not to spin – that is the question. Of all the questions that I get asked when I run BASCs pigeon courses, the one that crops up…

Rooks

Few birds divide opinion like the rook. On the one hand we have farmers, who often endure massive damage to crops at certain times of the year, and on the…

Pigeon shooting: Late drilling means Pete has a bonanza day on rape – and he reckons the crop, for once, will produce birds right through winter.