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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 2:41 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Having just spent nigh on 300 on a new rifle, sights etc would seem an ideal solution. However its on the allotment not my garden.
Onion sets 99p a bag of 50. from SCATS, can afford to loose a few, just hope it gives them indigsetion !


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A good solution is an Eagle owl decoy put one of these on the allotment and the pigeons wont visit

Tahir :- if the pellet does not leave the boundries of your land you are not breaking the law the best thing to do is shoot from an upstairs window so any stray pellets bury themselves in the ground and dont leave your boundries


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 05 11:02 pm    Post subject: do pigeons Reply with quote    

if you get two patatoes a big one and one for the head and stick them together with a cocktail stick, get some chicken flight feathers or seagull feathers and use some for wings and some for tail and hang it up in amongst your crop, all the birds think that a hawk is about and leave you crop alone try it it really works


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 05 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As far as I can recall, you must be not only fifty metres from any public highway, but equally and more importantly, be able to show that you have taken all necessary measures to prevent the projectile leaving your property. In the event of a complaint, th e onus is on the complainant to show that the projectile exceeded your boundary in a dangerous way. The law in this instance is actually not all that anti to the shooter. You might wish to plan your angle of fire, and position backstops of say, chipboard, hardboard, etc, several panels thick, beyond where you anticipate the target to be. Fit a cheap sound moderator, say a Parker Hale screw on jobby, for about 20 quid, to help ensure the neighbours are unlikely to hear, take a firing position if possible, from within the house, as in, the muzzle is inside the house, to reduce noise, so shoot out of a window, French doors, back door whatever. Maybe play loud music in the house at the same time. My uncle does the job with a Black Widow catapult and ball bearings to preserve his veg patch!

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