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Mixed bag this afternoon.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by engraver, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. engraver

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    Well I admit it I couldn't resist returning back to the wheat field tonight after a drive around I noticed it hadn't been cropped yet so if anywhere was going to give me a some shooting around my perms it was here.

    So after getting the afternoon free from daddy duties I threw the Regal in the car my net and fishing chair.

    On getting to "That" sitty tree position I opened my bag to realise I had forgot my decoys.

    But I had a plan, when the pigeons started to drop into the wheat the Regal makes a nice crack when its shot empty so after building the hide, I did just that and after a while a few birds started to fly in my direction.

    Then a jackdaw tree'd up the other side of the tree, it was one of those shots where a leaf covered the head but I managed to thread a shot through a tiny gap and through the leaf for it to drop like a stone into the thick hawthorne bellow, I didn't even attempt to find that one but it was dead dead.

    A bit later a cheeky squirrel appeared running into the wheat grapping a head of wheat stuffing it in the hedge then back for another, then a pause caught it a FTT through the bonce, it dropped off the post it was sat on, it was dead on impact and still had the corn head in its jaws.

    A few more woodies followed again a few head shots the regal again impressing me with its accuracy, there were actually two more after I took the picture.

    I had a quick cuppa and heard the shriek of a jay so the tea went on the floor I raised the gun at the ready paused as still as possible in case it appeared I didn't want to have to move, and by chance it appeared bang in my crosshairs, the trigger was pulled I heard the shot clip it and with one last shriek it fell!, I picked it up and although a young bird the wing feathers are a striking blue almost look luminous, so I took the wings home to my mother as she is quite artistic and will do something with them. [​IMG][​IMG]

    On the way back to the motor I couldn't help but sit and watch the sun go down on some grass pasture below, and watch as the tawny owls flit from one wood to another, I was wondering if a rabbit would appear also as I found a small warren but not tonight, but I cant complain its been another cracking afternoon in my paradise:up:.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Great stuff!,
     
  3. DR2501

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    Nice write up mate and good shooting.

    Interesting you shot the jay. I know they're recognised vermin but they're very scarce these days in my experience so I usually leave them when I see them. Are there plenty of them in Barnsley? (Incidentally I'm originally from Barnsley)
     
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    Yes, sounds like a great session indeed ;) nice.
     
  5. engraver

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    Yes a fair few of them around mate, trouble is getting near them, so my for my one dead bird there will be nest full of others.

    They are great egg thieves, I admit Ive shot 3 in my life, last one was ten years ago :D
     
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    I have thought about doing some decoying, but haven't got round to it yet, plenty to go at around here. Nice bag too.
     
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    Lovely spot you have there mate.
    Good shooting too
     
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    Great shooting you have there. Another great read.
     
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    Nice shooting, and a very nice write up :)
     
  10. engraver

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    Thanks lads Ive just had a thought, the squirrel on one of the pics looks like its in an ID line up and its trying to look like a pigeon doesn't it?

    Not guilty of taking wheat! but has still has a head of wheat in its mouth :D
     
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    Another great read again. Atb
     
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    a very nice write/read and pics to go with it,nice shooting too
     
  14. engraver

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    Said I had shot 3 jays in my life on this thread, then I go and get two in a few weeks.

    Shot another at the weekend, they seem to be shrieking around every wood at the moment so plenty of them around.
     
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    a great write up mate i'm going to be doing some decoying soon i hope ...i keep looking out for s sitty tree on my perm but cant seem to find any
     
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    Just love your posts Elliot, looks like another good hunting trip and as always it's great to be out :up:
     

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