It's the preview film for our fabulous new DVD "Pigeons, the Experts' Way". Sporting Shooter editor James Marchington learns the art of decoying pigeons from gamekeeper and expert shot Andy Pye.
I decided to change it up from goose hunting and try to kill some pigeons. This was my first time ever hunting pigeons and I am addicted! I have never had so much fun while hunting in my life!
It's shooting skill like you may never have seen it. Crows, rooks and jackdaws are ravaging Andy 'Crowman' Crow's arable farm in the South-East of England. A good breeding season means they are out in plague proportions and, once Andy's crops are devastated, they will face starvation. The best shot in the world, George Digweed, accepts Crowman's invitation to come on a day of corvid control. It is just before George goes out to Spain to win his 21st world championship and he is on fire. Crowman is not shooting badly either. Together, they shoot 585 birds.
Kent farmer Andy Crow has drilled his crops - and now he has to keep the pigens away while they grow. He reveals his tactics for shooting pigeons over spring drillings.
We've got one of our best ever pigeon packages for episode 176 of The Shooting Show. Geoff Garrod sets up in a classic field-edge location for a day at the pigeons. But there's a twist: This field edge borders a busy motorway. With safe shooting directions and quarry retrieval to think of, Geoff's got a lot on his plate - can he get a big bag regardless?