Pigeons

Discussion in 'Chesapeake Flyway Forum' started by Voice of Reason, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. Voice of Reason

    Voice of Reason Refuge Member

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    Does anyone know of a farmer who would like pigeons cleaned out of barns or silos? Used to be common years ago to thin out the flocks with small bore shotguns (410 ga.) in the spring/summer. They make a big mess in the haylofts. Pass-shooting using a few decoys on the ground was all it took. PM me with any ideas, please.
     
  2. Langford

    Langford Senior Refuge Member

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    It’s seems any more farmers don’t want people around in the spring/summer while they are trying to plant fields and work on equipment. Liability didn’t use to be what it is today. Back in the day they didn’t have to worry about getting sued for everything.

    Another point is many farms have high dollar leases for the hunting rights. Random door to doorers arnt going to be granted permission to do pigeon shooting when another guy is bringing 20k cash a year to the farmer for the hunting rights. The farmer isn’t going to take the chance pissing off his lessee over a few guys looking to shoot pigeons for free. If the lessor shows up to shoot them that’s a different story.
     
  3. shoot-straight

    shoot-straight Elite Refuge Member

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    Comin straight outta Browntown!
    find a dairy farm. thats quite a task nowadays.
     

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