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Wood Pigeon

Wood pigeon are the most serious agricultural pest in the UK.

They can feed on crops all year round and the national population is estimated to have doubled over the last 25 years, to somewhere around 10-20 million. The population is largely non-migratory but can be swelled (some estimate it doubles) during the winter months with incoming migrants. Shooting is the most effective means of control.

In general there are two methods used to shoot pigeons: decoying, where patterns of dummy pigeons are set up to attract the birds to a specific area of the field where they are shot from a hide, and roost shooting where the birds are shot by waiting guns as they return to their roost. A fast elaborate flight makes the wood pigeon a testing target in windy conditions.

Season Dates

It is carried out all year round under the terms of the general licence.

Providers and Agents offering this sport

There is a wide range of providers offering Wood Pigeon Shooting, below are a few of these. For a detailed listing use the search facility on the right

Tay House Sporting Lodge, Dunkeld

Beautifully renovated Georgian townhouse, now Perthshire's newest exclusive use sporting lodge, providing guests with comfort, privacy and convenience. After a ...

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East Haugh House Hotel

Built originally as part of the Atholl Estate some 350 years ago, East Haugh House is a beautiful, turreted stone ...

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George Goldsmith Ltd

Exclusive Properties and Sporting Estates We offer an extensive portfolio of sporting estates throughout Scotland. Experience taking a sporting lodge ...

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Drummond Estates

Drummond Estates offers high quality, traditional highland stalking with hill ponies, driven and walked up pheasant shooting, pigeon shooting and ...

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Scottish Borders Sporting

At Scottish Borders Sporting, we create complete packages for our clients, including all types of accommodation in the beautiful Scottish ...

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Hunting Scotland

Hunting Scotland is your leading source of bespoke hunting trips throughout Scotland, meaning that if you want to experience rough ...

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Ballathie House Hotel and Estate

Awarded Sporting Hotel of the Year at the 2016 Scottish Hotel Awards, Ballathie House and Estate is situated in the ...

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MacIntyre & Thomson

MacIntyre & Thomson : The traditional sporting agency. Fishing - Stalking - Shooting - Hawking. We specialise in the sales ...

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Diana Hunting Tours

Diana Hunting Tours/Limpopo Travel is the biggest hunting agency in Europe with more than 45 years' experience in arranging quality ...

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Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

The Dryburgh Abbey Hotel is owned and run by the Wallace family who have been involved in providing sporting holidays ...

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Ballogie Estate

Ballogie Estate Enterprises is a family run land management business established in 1850 covering 6,000 acres on Deeside, Aberdeenshire. The ...

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Teasses Estate

Teasses is a rather excellent pheasant, duck and partridge shoot set in the rolling hills of north-east Fife. Teasses Estate ...

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Buccleuch Arms

The ideal base for your sporting holiday in the Scottish Borders. Award-winning 4 star coaching Inn near Melrose in the ...

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Scotsport

For more than 30 years Scotsport has been providing quality deer stalking and game shooting packages to Scotland. Our local ...

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Ossian Sporting Lets

The very best sporting opportunities - accommodation, salmon fishing, red deer stalking, grouse shooting, woodcock etc. Ossian, part of the ...

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International Hunting Scotland

Welcome to International Hunting Scotland. We offer a huge variety of hunting, from driven grouse shooting to ferreting rabbits. We ...

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