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with another hunting season right around the corner I thought I'd check in and let you know what I've been up to.

I have a pigeon problem in Crystal Beach. It seems they enjoy roosting on my house. I know, I know, get a plastic owl and put it out - it'll scare away the pigeons. Plastic owls run about $25 and 12ga. shells run about $4 a box. I figure I can have alot for fun with $25 worth of shells.

Last weekend Galveston County's finest disagreed with me. 2 shots and one pigeon later, 3 cops showed up. Seems that they consider this a residential area...almost landed my butt in the pokey. So, 1.5 hours and a stern lecture about gun safety (yeah, right like bird shot is gonna put out a window - unless I shoot at the window) I don't go to jail.

So this weekend I go pick up a new Daisy .22 pellet gun with scope at Academy. I know, a Gamu would have been better, but @1000fps, I think it overkill for plinking pigeons off the house. After sighting it in, I managed to plug 5 pigeons today.

You know how tough those bastages are? I hit one in the breast and knocked it to the ground. I picked it up like you would a dove and wrang his neck so I thought) and threw it in the trash can (that was on it's side). An hour later that dirty bird is sitting on the ground, under a bush by the can cooing, looking for help from his buddies. So I wrang his neck again. Same story - an hour or so later he's out of the can again. So I did it again, this time with more gusto. Guess what - he's sitting under the bush again cooing. So I took a shovel and lopped off his head. That took care of his nasty *****.

I think the pigeons got the message. This morning there were 2 dozen on the house. As of right now, there are none. They are either running scared or out looking for reinforcements.

wish me luck
 

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they were certainly huge when compared to mouning doves, but them pigeons STINK! I swear I can't get the smell of them out of my nose.

I don't kow how they'd be as crab bait, cause the neighborhood feral cats, ***** and skunks didn't even touch them.
 

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sunday's pigeons were wiser than saturday's for sure. I only got 1 on Sunday and it's not even a confirmed kill. It was able to fly a short distance and then run on the ground and it went and hid. I couldn't find it. I wanted to finish him off cause I don't like leaving anything to suffer (even pigeons).
 

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NE - yeah - I thought it was no big deal too - you shoulda seen the cajuns cheering me on back in July. There a story about it on the board somewhere. I don't wanna go with poisoned seed cause other birds might get into it and I don't want a poisoned bird to die up under the eave of my house or someone elses.

BWH - show me where to find .22 cal pellets and I'll try it.
 

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Josh - I'm using a .22 cal pellet gun @ 625 fps.

I skipped the .177 cause them pigeons are so tough that I thought the extra penetration of the .22 would be better. You know a ike 9mm vs. a .45

I would have bought the GAMU .22 pellet gun but it was more than $200 and I got this one with a scope and a can of pellets for $85.

It would have cheaper to buy the stupid plastic owls.
 

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how does it work outdoors, though?

It also is right off the beach, so it has to withstand the salt and exposure of being outdoors year round.

owl decoys are only $25 each - for $225 I can cover the neighborhood with decoys. :D
 

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did I fail to mention I was shooting them off the house while they are perched on it? If I miss, I hit a window. I am also shooting them off the ridgeline, so if I miss, that pellet comes down somewhere - that's why I chose the lower power pellet gun.

bird poop would be easier to clean up than paintballs. it sure sounds like fun though.
 

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Bayduck said:
Whatdaya think a guided pigeon hunt would bring? LOL!
A trip to the pokey for sure if one of the same three sherriff deputies comes to the house. (Did I mention there were three cops?)

TexasDux said:
LMAO!

Coastal "sky carp" hunting trip on beautiful Crystal Beach with lodging. Non firearms only. Sky carp cleaning not included.
Ya'll are killing me.
 
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