PIGEON SHOOTING

Peter Theobald

The most important piece of pigeon shooting kit, comes free of charge, and that is knowledge and experience.

No amount of expensive gadgetry can replace the knowledge of putting yourself in the right place at the right time.

In this “can’t wait for a minute” world that we live in, people are keen to find shortcuts to success, but experience and fieldcraft will always trump fancy equipment when it comes to pigeon decoying.

My basic starter kit would not set you back more than £150, and it would consist of a rotary machine, a 5 metre x 1 1/2metre camo net, four lightweight hide poles and ten flock coated shell decoys.

This will cover 95% of situations without compromising your chances of success.