It's farm manager Andy Crow's first pigeon shooting outing of 2013 - it's not through lack of trying but the weather and the seasons being all over the place has meant that the birds and the Crow have been difficult to get in the same place at the same time. Finally it's starting to happen, especially in this corner of the farm where the birds are flitting between winter rape, spring peas, and buds off the trees.
Pigeon Shooting starts at 13:51
Justin Garrod is left to take charge of the pigeon control solo - and all his abilities are called on when huge numbers of the grey menace descend on an oilseed crop field. There's a bumper bag to be had, and we're there to capture all the shooting on camera.
Pigeon Shooting Hunting Video - In Wiltshire, deer stalker and syndicate shooter Rob Tilbury is testing out a new patch of ground. The first job is to clear up the pigeons, so grabbing his Browning shotgun and Eley Hi Flyer shells, he sets about the task. New ground never lends itself to massive bags, but we nevertheless get some shooting action on camera.
Team Fold'Em Up put the hammer down on the birds in this years contest. The Az heat was no match for us. SoarNoMore Decoys and Federal Ammo put on one heck of a contest for 2014.
Andy 'Crowman' Crow shows what's needed to shoot pigeons over a standing crop. Lots of people don't like it but if it has to be done this is how to do it.