Six of the best pigeon decoys
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A selection of the latest and best whirlies and flappers in the ongoing war against pigeons!
1. Flightline Decoys FF4 Multi-Bird
The FF4 Multi-Bird is a truly versatile flapper. Using the quick release ‘cradle’, the shooter can swap between real bird and imitation decoy. The dead bird cradle is fitted in seconds, and allows you to use a multitude of real birds. With the unique tail feather ring there’s no fiddling around and the specially designed hooked wing bars means the wings stay in place, even after hours of use, and in high winds.
The FF4 also comes with a chunky-detachable ground spike, which, when removed, allows the flapper to be attached to a bouncer, and raised above standing crops, adding a whole new dimension to its use.
Powered by a high torque ultra reliable 300 rpm motor, the FF4 will easily run all day (with a random timer) on a 7 amp 12v battery, and then some! Later this year the FF4 Rapid will join the line-up featuring a built-in timer and a 600 rpm motor that gives a two-second wing burst every four seconds.
Priced at £58.19, with postage and packing included, plus a no quibble, replacement or money back guarantee.
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2. Seeland Comapct Pigeon Carousel
This neat little rotary decoy from Seeland is really lightweight and packs down into a small carry case thanks to the fact that the arms break down into several sections. It also comes with a wireless remote control making it a doddle to switch on or off from the comfort of the hide and you can choose from two speed settings as well. A compact 12v battery is also included
This whirly is ideal for those days when you want to travel light and be mobile but don’t wish to be without a magnet.
3. A1 Decoy Turbo Flapper
Our pigeon shooting guru, Crowman, loves this device. The rapid wing beat, teamed to a timer switch, gives a lifelike burst of high-speed action that really works on the woodies.
A1 Decoys introduced the original Turbo Flapper – complete with a two year warranty and manufactured here in the UK – and it is still one of the firm’s best-selling pigeon products. The Turbo Flapper, timer and a 1.2ah battery will set you back £84.99.
4. The Pigeon Shooter Rotary machine
At the time of going to press, the Pigeon Shooter was offering a great deal on its rotary. They claim it is the best machine on the market, using only brand new motors and they powder coat the metal, rather than paint it, to reduce reflections. They are so confident, they offer it with a full 12 month warranty.
It comes complete with a speed controller, battery and charger, features new arms that are height adjustable for taller crops and a free carrying case to boot.
All of this for under £100… and if you tell them Sporting Shooter sent you, they will extend the offer for the entire month the magazine is on sale, giving you the chance to bag a bargain.
5. DJ Decoys Mojo Spinning Wing Decoy
Have you lost you mojo? Well maybe this can help? This is something a little bit different. The Mojo wood pigeon spinning wing decoy attracts the wood pigeon by simulating a landing bird coming in to join a feeding flock.
The decoys can be placed on to a pole above standing crops or used on a stubble field or freshly drilled sown fields.
The Mojo’s features include a realistic woodpigeon body with magnetically connected wings, a direct drive motor, three-section pole, 2 AA battery holder, 2 magnetic wings.
Give the pigeons in your area a look at something new – it might just give you the edge. The Mojo is priced at £65
6. Jack Pyke flying pigeon kit
Rather than supplying power from a battery, this kit uses a lifelike flocked full-body decoy fitted with removable foam wings. The decoy is fitted via a cradle to a flexible fiberglass pole with a free-swivel base to maximise movement.
The foam wings and tail harness the breeze while the flexible pole allows the decoy to dip and dive like a pigeon coming in to land.
The length of the pole allows you to get the decoy above standing crops and generate some movement in your pattern to attract passing pigeons.
It only weighs 500g and is a bargainous £23.95