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Celestron
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Apr 30, 2012 10:50 |  #646

neil_r wrote in post #14352394external link
In case docholiday does not come back, I will answer.

These are wood pigeons which are wild and numerous, causing havoc at this time of year with their constant feeding on crops. They are shot with the primary purpose of crop protection but the bonus is that they are also really good to eat.

You can get some more information on wood pigeon shooting in the UK by clicking HEREexternal link

docholiday wrote in post #14352911external link
They are indeed wild woodpigeons, they are excellent to eat and are the pain of any farmers life. the great thing is that they will come to decoys and offer very fast and jinking targets, especially if there is a bit of wind. They have fantastic eyesight and if they see the slightest movement they will jink and bug out, making for a great days sport.

ps Niel thanks for becoming my official spokesperson :)

Thanks for the reply . I was just wondering cause i never heard of this type pigeon hunt . I have heard of other types pigeon but don't know if they are just like the ones you see down town on buildings or like ones that are common here . What do they taste like ?




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Apr 30, 2012 15:10 |  #647

They are red meat bit gamey, and steak like.

where do you live?




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Apr 30, 2012 17:02 |  #648

docholiday wrote in post #14354731external link
They are red meat bit gamey, and steak like.

where do you live?

Texas




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Apr 30, 2012 17:22 |  #649

Great part of the world, I have spent some time in a place called El Campo, some good hunting there, but no wood pigeon.




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Apr 30, 2012 18:02 |  #650

docholiday wrote in post #14352911external link
they are excellent to eat

Not to a ten year old kid... My first subtle hunting lesson from my Dad about 50 years ago: I saved my paper route money and bought a Daisy BB gun. Promptly went out, shot two pigeons that were roosting in a barn and proudly brought them home. My Dad said "Good shooting - put them on the back porch". At dinner everyone else had spaghetti - I had two pigeons on my plate. "I know you wouldn't kill something just for the sake of killing so let us know how they taste". That stuck with me my entire life. I am just thankful they were pigeons and not rats.


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Apr 30, 2012 22:38 |  #651

magoosmc wrote in post #14355866external link
Not to a ten year old kid... My first subtle hunting lesson from my Dad about 50 years ago: I saved my paper route money and bought a Daisy BB gun. Promptly went out, shot two pigeons that were roosting in a barn and proudly brought them home. My Dad said "Good shooting - put them on the back porch". At dinner everyone else had spaghetti - I had two pigeons on my plate. "I know you wouldn't kill something just for the sake of killing so let us know how they taste". That stuck with me my entire life. I am just thankful they were pigeons and not rats.

:lol::lol::lol: !! Good story !




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May 02, 2012 09:06 |  #652

Celestron wrote in post #14357529external link
:lol::lol::lol: !! Good story !

And a well-taught lesson, too...

Kind of like when my dad let me try a cigarette when I was about that age (4th grade). After that I never had any desire to smoke a cigarette ever again :-D


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May 02, 2012 11:00 |  #653

Wood pigeon breast, marinade in garlic and olive oil then lightly fry, serve with toast and a salad. Brilliant starter to any meal


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May 04, 2012 15:53 |  #654
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Great thread


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May 04, 2012 16:11 |  #655

neil_r wrote in post #14366651external link
Wood pigeon breast, marinade in garlic and olive oil then lightly fry, serve with toast and a salad. Brilliant starter to any meal

Yum, it's what for dinner




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May 05, 2012 21:23 |  #656

i'd rather hunt with a camera... this nice buck came out of cover about 20 yards away, and just looked at me, trying to figure out if the big round white thing i was aiming at him was a weapon...

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May 06, 2012 08:16 |  #657

squirl033 wrote in post #14385691external link
i'd rather hunt with a camera... this nice buck came out of cover about 20 yards away, and just looked at me, trying to figure out if the big round white thing i was aiming at him was a weapon...

He's a dandy and nicely shot. Hunting with a Canon is fair chase too.


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May 21, 2012 01:53 |  #658

Been ages since Ive bagged any bunnies, rabbit pie on the menu later
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May 21, 2012 02:31 |  #659

love the stock on that rifle, happy eating




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May 21, 2012 03:07 |  #660

docholiday wrote in post #14461951 (external link)
love the stock on that rifle, happy eating

A friend of mine hand makes them, here's a few better pics

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