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Can you decoy pigeon onto a grass field?

Would it be possible to draw these birds to decoys placed on the grass? Any advice you can give on how to do it would be greatly appreciated.

Peter Theobald
It?s not often that you can attract pigeons to any crop or field, other than the one they want to feed on.

However, there are times of the year when birds will be seeking clover or weeds that grow in grass meadows like the ones on your rough shoot.

This tends to happen between mid May and all of June when it can be possible to fool the pigeons into thinking your fields hold the best food around.

For it to work, pigeons need to be feeding on a similar crop elsewhere, but apart from that, normal decoying rules will apply, mostly based on local knowledge.