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Good evening's rooking

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Jackroadkill, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Jackroadkill

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    Myself and my shooting partner took advantage this evening of a break in the weather and got out under the rookeries for the first time this year tonight. Despite the recent rain the youngsters were well advanced for this time of year - there were as many flappers as there were branching or on the nest. We went to three permissions in just over two hours and accounted for 35 rooks, 19 of which were mine. No pictures, unfortunately, but a good start to our branching season nonetheless. Has anyone else found the rooks to be flapping this early this year?
     
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    To early around me.....it was the last week in may last year for me even took a few in june....
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    I dont shoot them myself but have a large rookery on one of my perms. Im tempted to take a few branchers to try Rook pie but i say that every year ;)

    35 good score :up:
     
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    I try and get the youngsters for grub,they make a excelent salad base with a good stilton...Ratz
     
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    How do you prepare them then Dave? Sounds interesting.
     
  6. Jackroadkill

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    Had another ten this evening, and the two lads I was with had another eleven between them. They're much more flappers than branchers now - some of them can fly a good 200 yards or so.
     
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    or the 40 ish to the ground........ lead heavy

    good score, im shocked by the amount of corvids you see about. no one likes you shoot them but they wonder where the song birds have gone....
     
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    Not many people like crows and rooks being shot, but they damage our crops something rotten. We've had a couple of run-ins with anti's, but have just explained that not only are we protecting our livlihood, we're keeping costs down for anyone who buys meat, diary or cereal products by doing so.
     
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    What happened to my Rilk comment? Did I cause offence?
     
  10. Jackroadkill

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    I wondered about that - you didn't cause me any offence (didn't understand it as I don't get out much!), but my reply, whatever it was, disappeared as well.
     
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    We went again tonight, and I shot another 17. The others had 25 between them, so we broke the 40 mark. We think we'll get one more good night on them before they all fly the nests, and then it'll be the turn of the young magpies.
     
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    Good shooting jack. What gets me every time is the amount of noise they make when a fellow brother or sister departs the land of the living. 40's a great score mate.
     

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