The equipment you’ll need for successful pigeon shooting

Pigeon shooting day – tips from Geoff Garrod on how to prepare

The adage has it that “failing to prepare is preparing to fail”. It’s certainly true when it comes to a pigeon shooting day decoying woodpigeons. I’ve always emphasised the importance of doing reconnaissance, but all of that effort can easily be wasted if you don’t turn up prepared for the…

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Testing budget shotgun cartridges for pigeon shooting and corvid control

With the end of the game and wildfowling seasons, some may be putting away their guns. However, pigeons hereabouts are feeding voraciously on rape and the rooks are waiting for the spring drilling to commence. While the grey partridges pair up, the carrion crows and magpies are keeping watch for…

Pigeons over barley with Geoff Garrod

Geoff uses the Mossberg .410 and Browning Maxus to deal with the invading birds. Watch and learn some expert tips along the way. Kit list Gun: – Browning Maxus – Mossberg .410 Hush Power Clothing: – Deerhunter Cumberland Ammunition: – Eley Hawk Pigeon Select 6 shot Fibre wad – Eley…

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How to build a wooden tower for shooting pigeon – and why you should

Some of the most enjoyable afternoons’ sport shooting pigeon I have had has been from high towers. It brings an entirely different challenge. In the right conditions it can be fast and furious and it is great to be shooting among the treetops — it is the last place pigeon…

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The Pigeon Shooter’s Diary by Tom Payne launches at Midland Game Fair

Regular readers of Tom Payne’s pigeon shooting articles in this magazine will no doubt be delighted to learn that the tips, hints, teaching and technical advice that Tom gives each month can now also be found in a new book, The Pigeon Shooter’s Diary, published later this month. Based on Tom’s writing for Shooting Times, it covers every aspect…

How to make a mirador

How to make a mirador

If you have been lucky enough to travel overseas to shoot driven wild boar, you may well have waited in what is known in Europe as a mirador, a tower with an open shooting platform that provides the shooter with a 360° field of fire. There is usually a bench seat, but…

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Cartridges for the pigeon shooter – what’s best for you and your gun ?

Even in these early years of the 21st century, price is still a factor among pigeon shooters, though now we have readily available dedicated pigeon cartridges, and all from reputable makers. Pigeon cartridges tend to be a more economic buy compared with game cartridges, not because they are in any way inferior…

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Guns for pigeon shooting for under £500

If you’re gameshooting then you’ve got to be aware of etiquette. You have to dress the right way and say the right things. And be a safe Shot of course. Pigeon shooting is different – although you obviously still need to be a safe Shot. What you wear is dependent…

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Setting up a pigeon magnet

Tom Payne has been using more pigeon magnets this year than in the previous six because they work so well. Learn how to set up a pigeon magnet to boost your bag

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Can you recommend a good pigeon shooting seat?

Pigeon shooting: Can you recommend a commercially available seat that’s suitable for pigeon decoying? I’ve tried various tins and drums but found them awkward to carry and uncomfortable.

Are people using steel shot cartridges for pigeon shooting?

Pigeon shooting: In your opinion, are more pigeon shooters now using steel shot cartridges to keep costs down? The reason I ask is that nobody seems to be talking about the subject, yet clay shooters openly admit that they are using the stuff.

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Pigeon shooting cartridges review

Pigeon shooting cartridges review: Charles of Just Cartridges zooms in on three new woodpigeon loads that deliver both great knock down power, and terrific value for money.