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Why feral pigeons aren’t on the menu

PUBLISHED: 10:04 24 July 2014 | UPDATED: 10:04 24 July 2014

If ferals are causing a major problem, Andy will shoot them

If ferals are causing a major problem, Andy will shoot them


Why doesn’t Andy shoot ferals when out pigeon shooting? Surely he must get plenty of opportunities?

ANDY CROW replies: If I am out to shoot woodies, then I’d rather turn down the ferals and concentrate on the main event. You can’t sell the ferals and I don’t eat them. However, it just depends: if they are there in big numbers and causing a problem for me or another landowner then I will obviously shoot them, too. And if you are out shooting as crop protection for a local farmer and you are confident on your species recognition (make sure they aren’t stock doves) then the choice is yours.


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