Shooting pigeons is not easy. Being shot at for generations has taught the woodpigeon a thing or two about survival. Many of the old rules can no longer be applied, so the focus of this book is to inform the reader of many new and different techniques. Lofting, wing flapping, more thoughtful displays of decoys, and a greater adaptability on the part of the sportsman, are all part of this new pattern. This book which draws on a lifetime's experience, covers every aspect of the sport, including the choice of gun and cartridge, deployment of decoys, the construction of hides, and detailed descriptions of the equipment available to pigeon shooters.
John Humphreys is the son of a Cambridgeshire country parson, and has been devoted to field sports all his life. Game shooting, wild-fowling, woodland stalking, trout fishing and amateur gamekeeping feature high on his list of activities. He is an established field sports journalist who has contributed to The Shooting Times, Countryside Monthly and Sporting Gun. He is the author of several books for David & Charles, including Poacher's Tales, The Complete Gundog and A Countyman's Year. John lives in Bottisham, Cambridge.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Archie Coats; Introduction; 1. The Pigeon Shooter and the Pigeon; 2. The Hardware; 3. Bits and Pieces; 4. Decoys; 5. Flapping and Lofting; 6. Hides; 7. Tactics and Deployment; 8. Farmers and Permission; 9. Roost and Flight Shooting; 10. Stray Feathers; 12. Pigeon Pie, by Angela Humphreys; Finale; Index
Shooting Pigeons by John Humphreys
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