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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 license.

Providers and agents offering this sport

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Ossian Sporting Lets

The very best sporting opportunities - accommodation, salmon fishing, red deer stalking, grouse shooting, woodcock etc. Ossian Sporting Lets has ...

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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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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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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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International Hunting Scotland

  Welcome to International Hunting Scotland. “A long-established and reliable agency that provides a wide range of unique hunting, shooting, ...

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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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MacIntyre & Thomson

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

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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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