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The Pigeon Shooter By John Batley

The Pigeon Shooter by John Batley

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Updated edition contains all the latest information on decoys, hides, and the new pigeon magnets. Details on the guns and equipment required and invaluable hands-on instruction.

The Pigeon Shooter Summary

The Pigeon Shooter: The Complete Guide to Modern Pigeon Shooting by John Batley

Pigeon shooting enjoys an ever increasing popularity and is still relatively cheap to practise. The bird is also a serious agricultural pest and the pigeon shooter is often welcomed by farmers.
Although the woodpigeon is not normally considered a sporting equal to the pheasant or grouse, it is a testing target that regularly outwits the finest shots. Above all, pigeon shooting is a hunt for wild game and the pitting of a hunter's wits against a worthy quarry.
John Batley is a leading authority on the subject of the woodpigeon and this book explains every aspect of pigeon shooting, including fieldcraft, reconnaissance, where to shoot, the best times to expect success and how to plan and execute a day's sport. The construction and practicalities of different types of hide are explained and the use of decoys and methods of luring the birds to within range are covered in detail.
In this second edition, practical advice on the selection of equipment and clothing is included together with an appraisal of the current legal position, the use of dogs, suitable types of gun and cartridge and technical advice and a personal review of the new pigeon magnet.

About John Batley

John Batley is a professional pigeon shooter and devotes his working life to the pursuit of his chosen quarry.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jonathan Young Introduction Chapter 1: What Chapter 2: Where Chapter 3: When Chapter 4: How - Reconnaissance - Hides and Hide Building - Decoys and Decoying - Pigeon Decoying and Pigeon Magnets - Shooting - Equipment - Care and Handling of Birds - Dogs Chapter 5: The Legal and Ethical Position Appendix 1: Lead Poisoning, Pigeon Shooters and Non-Lead Shot Cartridges by John Harradine Appendix 2: Guns and Shooting by Chris Cradock Index

Additional information

The Pigeon Shooter: The Complete Guide to Modern Pigeon Shooting by John Batley
Used - Very Good
Quiller Publishing Ltd
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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