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Good news magpies

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by simply james, May 8, 2008.

  1. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    sitting in the garden this afternoon took 6 yes 6 magpies,i thought i was doing really well till i learned its the young ones leaving there nests,i thought it was strange when i was shouldering my rifle that they didnt move ,ah well best get them while i can.
     
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    Had they grown there feathers yet :D:D:D
     
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    Well James, it's 6 more that won't be attacking small birds and stealing eggs, well done mate :up::)
     
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    its best to get the little ones its them that will do damage in the future.:up:

    the big ones have done the damage:(
     
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    yeh they were fully feathered,had left the nest about 1 week id say.
     
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    Is it the 12th to the 15th that 'rook season' is in?

    i know it was last year but passing a few rookerys at the moment and look quite active.

    has it come early this year.

    need to know as i want to get a few of the little shlizzle sticks:mad:
    might make the pie too...keep the tradition going:confused:

    im a good cook:cool:
     
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    my thought exactly moo,i love to see the small birds nesting imagine being a young chic and getting eating alive by one of them,im training a harris hawk to hunt magpies and crows,lets se how they like talons sunk in to there heads and ripped open with a sharp beak.
     
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    branchers start from the first week in may mate,its the only chance you will really get to take the young ,when they first leave the nest after that they soon wise up to man kind.
     
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    thought i saw a few.

    i think the 12th to the 15th is when they are most active and are ready to fly the nest but cant go far.

    i think these are the best dates but also your last chance
     
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    Excellent job James!:up:
     
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    thanks mate i just hate corvids,and its nice to se the small birds nesting and being succesesfull.
     
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    The magpies are definately less wary at the moment, they are sitting in the trees just looking at me whereas normally they are off like a shot when I go out in the garden. Steve, get yer gun ;)
     
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    yeh the young are daft best time to take them.
     
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    yep same with the ferals you can shoot some at three yards but some fly off as soon as you round the corner.

    id doesnt take long for them to wise up though.:(

    you wait i'll give em till the 20th-25th before they wise up:mad:
     
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    Good Man!!:up::up: Must admit I climbed a 30ft tree the other day to pull out a Carrion Crow nest. No qualms when it comes to them I'm afraid.
     
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    one thing i know is how to identify protected from those on the hit list but nests and so on...yea cant do them.

    as far as i know blue tits make nests in caves:confused:
     
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    :eek:I get a nose bleed just looking that high!!.
    "oo" 12 gauge buckshot sorts out the nests in my woods, gives the tree a nice "trim "too!.

    Ian:D
     
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    triple

    Good news, just got 3 magpies in a row, as I shot 1 another would appear sqwarking away at its mate. The 4th mag and the crow that followed it were only about 7 yards away from me and unfortunatly I judged it wrong , Im not used to shooting at that close range especialey magpies!:up:
     
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    stu its amazing once the first one goes down,how they all mob it mate.
     
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    not always.

    the rook i shot the other day had a buddy byt he just flew off nice and quiet:eek:

    must have though 'are well didnt like him much anyway':D
     

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