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pigeon decoys

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by rich2408, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. rich2408

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    want to buy pigeon decoys[10 or 12]but dont know whats best, the shell ones on sticks or full bodies.also seen the flapping ones and ones you put on spining motors.what you guys found to be the most efective?:confused:
     
  2. a1gunner

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    get what you can afford.

    movment is super important

    i would use full body ones on spring sticks

    if you can get a motorised flapper then you will be in for a higher chance of getting one.

    remember you sould only now shoot woodpigeon as pest controll, but it would be a shame to waste them dont you think ;)
     
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    would you use shells on the ground as well as an motor flapper or just the flapper.do you think the movement makes a big differance with a flapper or do you thihk im better going for a dozen or so shells
     
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    if you are shooting them with a rifle get full body's
    if shotgun get a pigeon magnet:up:
     
  5. andyhawkx3

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    Get ya self some m/t coke/pop bottles, paint em gray, some white flashes round the neck of the bottle, some black lines down the sides, stick a post/stick up under-neath, jobs a good en, acrylic paint will cost u abt £5 all together, that will make about 30 deeks, have a go...Andy;)
     
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    is that really what you do?

    i have always been told that pigeons have sharp eye site and can see the hide is wrong if one leaf is puside down?

    are they acctually blind then?
     
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    Sorry a1, couldn't ask the pigeons that came in to my deeks, cus they all died of lead poisoning:rolleyes::D
     
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    i'm just suprised that that would work.

    and there's me worying my hide isn't perfect:rolleyes:
     
  9. andyhawkx3

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    Do you know what, shooters used to use before you could buy deeks, gray rain guttering, cut up into 10" sections, someone has to come up with the idea before it is manufactured.:up:;)
     
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    i'll just buy them i don't have the spare time to paint things:eek:
     
  11. andyhawkx3

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    You don't have to paint gray guttering, just saw it up, how much time does that take:confused:....better still how much does a single deek cost, £2, £3, l dow-no, l don't buy em, you tell me, then you need...lets say 12...lm only trying to help you son, we've all been stuck, at home cus of the weather....so why not do something, with that spare time...just think of the satisfaction/buzz you get when the birds come in on your deeks:first::D:D:D.....have a go
     
  12. a1gunner

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    i actually do have the time i just cant be bothered:p could try the drain pipes though

    do i need to make them stand up or something?

    is this a wind up? i don't want to look like a prat waching a load of pipes.

    if you angle them right do they sing in the wind?:D
     
  13. Buzz

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    Not drain pipe A1gunner, guttering....you know, like half a pipe and just lay them on the ground like little tunnels, but make the length lay in the direction of the wind.
     
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    that really works for airguning?

    do i paint them at all or do i need to prop them up?

    i'm just finding this hard to take in:eek:
     
  15. andyhawkx3

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    a1 lm not bullsh*ting u, just lay them on the ground facing into the wind, like you would do a shop bought deek.
     
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    right well i'll try it, and i just drop them there as they are?
    headinf in to the wind flat? no paint?:eek:
     
  17. andyhawkx3

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    Yep, you can put 2 dots of white, on 1 end, as like on the pigeon, and away you go, its that simple.....drop me your e-mail address, I'll give you the article from air gunner mag(as l don't know how to put them on the forum, but if you are happy to, do so you can pass them on to the lads and lade ts ha ha, sorry girls)and I'll send u a pic of my (UGLY MUG) plus the way l made my crow deeks. Andy....ps you don't have to pay through the nose for your deeks, all et best Andy
     
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  18. a1gunner

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    well thank you very much you just saved me a fortune:up:

    now i can put it towards (dare i say it) a .177:p

    or maby not:p
     
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    i have now asked this question on 2 other fourums and i have been told it only works for shotgunners taking them on the wing

    if some one can prove this method then i will finally believe you
     
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    A1..how much does a piece of guttering cost, you might even find a piece for free at your local dumpit site, or builders favourite fly tipping site, or the local buiders merchants might have a broke piece you could have. I think if Andy says it'll work, it probably will !!!
     

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