Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Bait for bird hunting

  1. #1

    Bait for bird hunting

    Hey guys, I'm doing a bit of shooting in my garden at the moment as it's such a nice day, what bait can I use to lure the birds out? Crows, pigeons, etc. Thanks.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails image.jpg  

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by Superess94 View Post
    Hey guys, I'm doing a bit of shooting in my garden at the moment as it's such a nice day, what bait can I use to lure the birds out? Crows, pigeons, etc. Thanks.

    I am not sure whether putting food out specifically so that you can shoot birds under general license is permitted, best to check with someone like BASC or NGO first.

    atb Tim

  3. #3
    I'm with Tim.
    Buy yourself some decoys; personally I find the notion of 'baiting' birds abhorrent; can't be 'rsed to read up and give a de-facto answer but pretty sure it is illegal under General Licence to bait, which is why I do not. Of course you may well be protecting crops or wildlife in your garden, but probably not loaves of bread.
    See nothing wrong with a baited rabbit carcass or decoys in fields you have permission on, but baiting in your own garden does not feel particularly sporting or in the spirit of hunting.
    "There comes in the dead of night a hand of cold steel that plucks the German sentries from their posts"
    WSC 1942

  4. #4
    on perms protecting crops etc but not in garden its a big no no,
    DONT START

  5. #5
    SD Regular Mr. Gain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    SW Birmingham (Rubery Rednal)
    Posts
    1,743
    I found this, which I thought was interesting.

    The key point, as others have said, is whether the birds in question are causing or are likely to cause damage of the kinds identified by the W&C Act.

    If they aren't, you shouldn't have them in your sights, no matter how you got them there!
    "Docendo discimus" - Seneca the Younger (c. 4 BC – 65 AD)
    “Comodidad, tranquilidad y buena alimentacion” - A Spanish recipe for contentment that oddly omits hunting.
    "I'm off to spend some time at the top of the food chain..." - (after) Tulloch
    "Oh [dear], they probably heard that in the village!" - RickoShay

  6. #6
    I have had a look at all of your posts and the majority of them seem intent on baiting etc. I am not sure you have the correct attitude with regard to your shooting and request that any further posting you do is more in keeping with the core intentions of this site as opposed to killing. You will find that people who control pests on here do so in order to help farmers and the like where rabbits, crows and foxes are a recognised pest, whereas to me you tend to treat them as a target that bleeds.


    John
    A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by JAYB View Post
    I have had a look at all of your posts and the majority of them seem intent on baiting etc. I am not sure you have the correct attitude with regard to your shooting and request that any further posting you do is more in keeping with the core intentions of this site as opposed to killing. You will find that people who control pests on here do so in order to help farmers and the like where rabbits, crows and foxes are a recognised pest, whereas to me you tend to treat them as a target that bleeds.


    John
    Sorry I forgot to mention, the crows have been a pest in my garden, so have foxes, rarely but still a pain.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Superess94 View Post
    Sorry I forgot to mention, the crows have been a pest in my garden, so have foxes, rarely but still a pain.
    Merely being a pest is not enough otherwise we would have an open season on half the scrotes in the local town.
    As the others have said you really need to understand the law as regards the general licence in your country and BASC and the NGO is the place to look.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Superess94 View Post
    Sorry I forgot to mention, the crows have been a pest in my garden, so have foxes, rarely but still a pain.
    Come on pull the other one, you've been sussed out. Take a little time and peruse the world wide web and have a look at the ethics and ethos of the majority of the shooting fraternity within the UK and you'll soon see post like your opening post here are out of kilter.

    From your post I recon you are one of two characters: a fool with an airgun and a blood thirsty lust or a complete tool, which is it? I'm hoping you'll prove me wrong but you remind me of news articles case filing how a specific adolesant lived prior to... well let's not go there.

  10. #10
    I think enough has been said and you need to go away read the relevant law and consider your reasons for shooting, it may just be that paper targets would suit you better.

    John
    A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses

Similar Threads

  1. Rat bait
    By nell in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-02-2013, 17:32
  2. rat bait
    By mo in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 03-03-2012, 21:02
  3. Frozen Bait
    By Cougar in forum Photos
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-02-2012, 21:43
  4. Do poachers bait up ?
    By weeman in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 04-08-2011, 21:51
  5. bait 4 foxs
    By norma 308 in forum Other Shooting & Keepering
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 24-05-2011, 18:46

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •