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Pigeon shooting: Shotgun vs Airgun


It’s the same old story. Twos company and
threes a crowd. So for our latest pigeon shooting outing, Team Wild is splitting up for maximum
effect. Keith and Steve are going to set up in a hide as normal over some whirlies and
dead bird cradles. And I’m going to snipe them from this woodland margin, right just
here and over by the hedgerow just there. I’m going to shoot them with my air rifle
as they come into the trees. We’ve got some lofting poles, we’ve got some decoys and I’ve
got a demon hide so I’m going to get set up and we’re going to come at it from two different
angles. The boys have been keeping an eye on Fonty’s
farm for flight lines and roosting patterns so we know exactly where we want to go. But
we need something to tempt them in. Now you can see these little inventions that David
made for me. Basically this is just normal flock coat pigeon decoy on a dead bird cradle.
David has attached some lead weights to the bottom and attached the bird itself to the
cradle and then we can use a lofting kit we’ve got to put these up into the tree on the branches
and hopefully they’ll sway very invitingly, like this. They’re going to be irresistible.
Bespoke decoy design is making the poles bend a little too much, making life tough for Team
Wilds tallest member Steve. With the birds now in place we have to set
up my Ameristep hide. The position should present me with shots in a 180 degree arc
and at all heights if the birds come in to roost. So as you can see it’s nice and cosy in here,
I’m not going to get wet, I’ve got this hide over the top of me. But as you can see perfect
mobility in here with the Idleback I keep the rifle down until I need to take the shot,
literally put it onto the Idleback, put it onto the target and Bob’s your uncle. I can
see both here and also I can see this cops at the far side. They’ll never know what hit
them. Steve and Keith are feeling pretty punchy
as they leave me to it. So are you OK in there Ian? Yep, all snug as a bug in a rug. Soup sorted, coffee sorted. Service has been fantastic. All good. Remember just shoot the ones out the tree,
don’t shoot the ones with the price tags on them. Got it? Watch and learn. The boy knows what he’s talking
about. Moron. A couple of fields away the guys prepare the
pattern. They have no dead birds with them today, so we’ll definitely know if the plastic
ones are effective. As normal we’re going to start getting set
up but we’ve got additional friends today, so we’ll see how these bad boys work. I’ve
heard they’re very good but the proof is in the pudding isn’t it, and we’ll see. rains just about off so hopefully this afternoon
we should be in good shape. The Hunters speciality backpackers hide is
making another appearance and is coping well with the wind. Does the rain cause the problems? Yeah, it can do because the birds when they
get their feathers wet they don’t want to come out of the trees. They’ll sit in sithy
trees for the day until the weather goes off and dries out a bit. We’re hoping if we get enough down in the
pattern at the front it’s going to look really inviting and bring them in. We’ll see. With Bracken keeping an eye on the proceedings
they’re soon ready to start aking an impression on the woodies. Within a couple of hours there’s a massive
pile of birds at their feet. Keith has even bagged a crow. How do reckon he’s going on
bud? I’ve been watching that tree where he’s been
sat under and there hasn’t been much going into it at all. Hang on, coming it left over its magnet. I’ve got him, got him. Another one Killer. He’ll be alright he’s got a big flask of coffee
in there anyway and a flask of soup he’ll be fine. My in now yeah? Yeah, it’s empty, there you go. It’s that another box of cartridges gone? Yeah, it is, yeah. Bloody hell. I was never really going to compete with the
boys today, and I don’t know whether the number of shells being put through the Armsan shotguns
is for my benefit or the pigeons. I do manage a few birds from both the hide and a brief
stalk across the field, but I’m dreading the call from Keith. Hello, how you doing? How you getting on?
Yeah, yeah we have, we’ve got 1 or 2. you heard us popping away, yeah. Do you want us to come over with the dog for
picking up? No, Ok, you’re going to come over here,your
going to bring yours over here yes? OK buddy, do you want Steve to bring the truck? No.
No, OK thanks. See you in a bit, ta ra. He’s cool, he’s going to come over with what
he’s shot and add them to the pattern. He’s going to add them to what he’s got here. I have to see it to believe they’ve done so
well today. How we doing then boys? How you get on? Not too bad, I got three. Three? Yeah, how about you, how did you get on? We’ve done alright. 124 and a crow. Very important, that one crow. Blimey, so
it looks like my hide idea didn’t really work, I think your decoys seemed to win today. I’m going to put mine right at the front if
that’s OK? Yeah, that’s fine mate. Now that looks like a proper days pigeon shooting.
That is a good pull. I suppose there is one benefit of using the
air rifle, at least I haven’t got to tidy up all those shells at the end of such a good
day.

100 thoughts on “Pigeon shooting: Shotgun vs Airgun

  1. The thing is they aren't even eating the pidgeons becuase who the fuck eats pidgeons. But that means it's just for their entertainment and killing animals just so you are having fun is kinda cruel….

  2. i do not like hunting but i do have an air rifle and i do go shooting stuff but you guys should just thro some bread out

  3. there somthing wrong whith people the bird is a living thing so are. they what if they were the bird😣😠

  4. For all those moaning comments,THEY CANT EAT THE PIGEONS,BECAUSE THE SHOT GUN BULLETS CARRY VERY SMALL BALLS,LET ME SHOT A BIRD AND GIVE IT TO YOU,YOU WILL FIND TINY METAL BALLS IN YOUR MOUTH,STUPID IDIOTS,DON'T KNOW HOW SHOT GUNS WORK

  5. man have some respect for the poor pigeons they are like us humans they have families they have friends just like us stop killing animals

  6. Why are you shooting shotguns right next to a road with cars? that is a great way of going to prison and hurting/killing someone.

  7. Team wild TV
    first of all I want to say that I am very fan of you I love to see the videos the abates the weapons that you use and everything here in Brazil the law does not allow to hunt more even so agent hunting only that the equipment are very expensive my monthly income is a salary minimum about U $ 300 dollar is very little and I want to have a riflescop rimglass 3-9x40mm more I can not buy a lot I am asking you to make me a gift of a lunette of yours that you wear can be used even , I have a pressure gauze strayk gamo 5.5 very good for me, more missing the telescope so I'm asking for the gentlemen I think you guys getting together give to make me a present ok brigado be with God

  8. Great editing. Truth of the matter is you guys are a shit shot and hit fuck all. You put poison food down the day before.

  9. What if the birds have some kind of disease , and then you and your dog pick them up . Dont you guys care ‘bout that

  10. IF U KILL 1 MORE BIRDI WILL KILL U WIT THE BIRD PACK JK BAT I WILL KILL U IFU GO TO SLEEP IF U KILL 1 MORE FA#iNG BIRD IN NOW WERE U LIV

  11. YT IS BAD jk bat i sed i oof som parts ar bad sorry wAIT NO I DIT NOT SEE SORRY I SED SORRY BAT JK I WILL KILL U IF U KILL 1 MORE BIRD FA# HEAD 1 WO KILLD THE BIRD

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