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Shooting live pigeons

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by yakimaman, Oct 18, 2011.

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  1. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    Was reading a different thread and went to the frustrated guy's web page and he states (in his "info about me" page) that he shoots "flyers" - live pigeons. Is this for real? Are you talking about pest eradication or is this some kind of "sport" where a guy throws them up in the air and someone shoots them?

    Rich


    ps - I did post that question in the other thread but no answer.
     
  2. DJSims

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    You can do a google search for live bird shoots, but do not expect to receive an invitation or map on this web site from me.

    Doug Sims
     
  3. Bill Roberts

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    Rich send a PM to little gambler. He can tell you all about it, and yes
    it's for real!

    Bill
     
  4. deankol

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    No, it's not real. If it were, some people would want to stop it.
     
  5. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Very real. Can cost you big bucks...
     
  6. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    Pay big bucks for someone to throw live birds so you can kill something? This is for real? Right up there with dog fighting in my book.

    Rich
     
  7. Dickgshot

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    Many of the very top shooters, plus many of the wealthiest shooters, like to shoot "flyers" which are not thrown, but released from boxes on the ground.
    It's a big money sport, but there's not much shooting - no more than 30 a day,
    a lot of sitting around waiting for your turn.
    We had a big one in North Carolina that shut down several years ago.

    . Personally, I much prefer shooting trap and sporting clays.
     
  8. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    "very top shooters" "wealthiest shooters" ...... breaking clay targets is boring, so they have to kill something to have a good time?
     
  9. trapshootin hippie

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    Rich, I take it that you don't eat beef or pork or even chicken. They are all killed by someone too.
    And just think, they don't get enjoyment out of it either.
    GneJ
     
  10. oleolliedawg

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    If you have to ask you can't afford it. Takes nerves of steel and made many wealthy individuals quite poor. If you think breaking 100 2-hole Singles is tough I assure you it might be best to visit your cardiologist for a checkup before getting serious about live birds. That last ring when straight separates the men from the boys-you can almost hear your knees rattling!!
     
  11. deankol

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    I ride my unicorn to flyer shoots.
     
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    i guy told me once- shooting flyers, you need 2 things--a spare $50,000 and an extra wife--cuz when you get done, you wont have either one of them!!!
     
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    I like deankol's responses...they don't exist and let's just leave it at that.

    We kill pigeons all the time. Sometimes it's on the feed lot and other times.....
     
  14. mrskeet410

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    In Mexico they actually do have someone throw the pigeons so somebody can shoot at it.
     
  15. deankol

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    The rings are located at the end of a double rainbow. My unicorn knows which one to follow.
     
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    When I was a bit younger (late 1960's) my dad and I would go out to a farm just outside town, it was a small town in Nebraska. We stood in an empty hog shed and wait for the pigeons to fly out from town. When they arrived we shot them and used the ones we got for decoys for the next flight. We used wire to prop them up. The white ones show up as decoys better than the dark colored ones. Some days ten or so some days fifty.

    Those days shooting pigeons and shooting rats from under corn cribs were the best days and memories of my life.

    Me and Dad. I really miss him. Paul (and dads memory) in Nebraska.
     
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    Yaki, Aren't pigeons vermin? Ranked just above rats and starlings.
     
  18. Chango2

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    Someone told me that pigeons must be abated anyway in large cities due to the potential of those cute birds carrying disease, lice, etc. I think this is so prejudicial, in fact my pet Norwegian Rat told just the other day that Cumadin (sp?) should only be used by humans in moderate doses to help control cardiac problems and never used to help abate diseased urban pigeons or diseased urban rats.

    I do believe that some of those very expensive Packard and Lincoln and Caddy roadsters, sometimes custom-bodied, from the 30's, had a special compartment to hold shotguns. This was for attending "pigeon shoots"...those compartments were not entirely dedicated for golf club transport. I doubt if there has been a unicorn or competitive "flier" shoot seen since immediately prior to WWII.
     
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    Would you believe it if I told you that I saw a five bird shoot off and each guy put up $5000.00 and the winner actually got $9500.00 after paying for birds etc. Jackie B.
     
  20. EuroJoe

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    It is the cocaine of shooting sports! The game has been around for about 150 years. Suggest you buy a book by Michael Ray Forehand, entitled: Advanced Competition Shotgunning, learn all about it.
     
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