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    corvid shooting

    the farmer has asked me to shoot (shot gun) the crows that roost in his wood can I do this?

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    Sounds like rooks but corvids whatever. Have a read Natural England - General licences and check the general licence conditions:

    1. Subject to paragraph 2 and the licence conditions, this licence is granted to:
    (i) Prevent serious damage to livestock, foodstuffs for livestock, crops, vegetables, fruit, growing timber, fisheries or inland waters, and
    (ii) Prevent the spread of disease.

    So, learn to recite the above and make sure you can explain everything else, like employing "Morris men" to scare them off, has been tried and failed.

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    squab shooting is very productive method of controlling numbers.
    Just wait until the birds are about to fledge the nest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubadog View Post
    squab shooting is very productive method of controlling numbers.
    Just wait until the birds are about to fledge the nest.
    Yep you don't need a shotgun either. Had lots of fun as a kid using a full power .177 air rifle.

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    if they are rooks wait for the branchers start to leave their nests, usually the start of May, although last year they were late and spread out up in Northumberland. A decent air-rifle does the trick as you can just knock them down like tins at the fair one after the other.

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    they are jackdoors, sadly ive no longer a air rifle (sold as had no use for It) so the good old blunderbuss would fit the bill,

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubadog View Post
    squab shooting is very productive method of controlling numbers.
    Just wait until the birds are about to fledge the nest.
    squabs are young pigeons

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    Quote Originally Posted by trouble View Post
    squabs are young pigeons
    Not down this end of the country!
    Around here a squab is any young fledgling making its way out of the nest for the firs time.

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    yes you can shoot corvids as they go to roost, you may see rooks, carrion crows and jackdaws. you will get a good 30minutes shooting. try look for flight lines between woods, and handy if you can get some mates to shoot also. keeps the birds moving between woodland.

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    Young rooks breasted out also make very good eating

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