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Magpie Call

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by ian_baptiste, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. ian_baptiste

    ian_baptiste Engaging Member

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    i have recently downloaded a 10 second magpie call onto my mobile phone, and i was wondering how best to use it?

    simply stick it on repeat and hope for the best?

    any advice appreciated!

    thanks
     
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    Just make sure you tie it securely to the top of the tree and it should be fine :up:
     
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    set it as a ringtone and hide it then call it everytime you want to set it off:up:
     
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    or you can shake a box of matches;)
     
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    .22 .22 .22


    Are yer drunk already Rockabilly !!!!!

    Chuckle chuckle,nice one :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    i have a film canister with a few pellets in it
     
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    ive just tried it in my back garden, and it attracted two maggies, but they didnt come very close at all, and i was well hidden.

    they were clacking back at it though, will have to try it when i next go hunting!
     
  8. a1gunner

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    only use it to get their attention.
    it brings them in and then the idea is the deckoys and bait bring them in.

    you dont know what you are saying in magpie talk with the rattle and you dont want to give away your position
     
  9. ian_baptiste

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    what is best to use to bait them?

    our xmas turkey remains proved popular in our back garden, but i dont want to shoot in my garden particually!!!
     
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    I have heard that a few broken eggs are a good bait :up:
     
  11. a1gunner

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    only in may i think eggs work

    all corvids like dead things so road kill and rabbits with their guts hanging out work well.

    oven chips aparently work:confused:
    try making a rubbish pile with food mixed (take your trash home afterwards)

    apple orchards are a popular spot (they like rotting apples)
     
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    ....u are going to have believe'in in him next....time is 23.53...yet again...yep..I agree.....I dont want to agree with u again this year;):D:D:D...chat to u next year son...Andy
     
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    i agree, they have worked well for me in the past
     
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    Thank you Colin,glad you agree :cool:
     
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    if you use eggs, is it best to break them or leave them whole!?
     
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    break one , leave one whole
     
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    Steve410 has a decoy magpie, but the magpies in my garden take one look at it and fall about laughing, then fly off muttering what stupid idiot put a decoy there?:eek:
     
  18. ian_baptiste

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    haha!

    i havent had much success with deocys to be honest!!!
     
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    i saw a few fake eggs the other day and they looked so realistic:up:

    id have bought some but no money:mad:
     
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    make sure you have the eggxact money next time;)
     

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