Pigeon control is not only a sport for most shooters but it helps stop crop damage and the spread of diseases. Some farmers also find that letting off banger's will help for a short period of time but when they are planting the pigeons favorite food they will keep coming back until everything is destroyed.
There are several different types of pigeon we shoot:
The largest and occur both singly and in small to large flocks, they are mainly grey with a white patch on each side of their neck.
Smaller and sleeker than the wood pigeon but highly variable in colour, comes in flocks
Are a lot smaller than a wood pigeon, grey to sandy colour with a white band on tail and black neck band bordered with white. Comes in pairs or small flocks and tame.
Fox control has become necessary due to the increase of activity in the towns due to lack of natural food and fear of humans has gone the fox's have become very bold and feed from our rubbish bins.
Diseases foxes Carrie can affect both wildlife and domestic animals.
Some diseases they can have are:
Lung worm, parvovirus, canine hepatitis, heart worm, mange and weils disease.
There are no natural predators so it is our responsibility to try and keep their population under control.
In high risk areas we will always ensure that all control methods happen smoothly, discreetly and most importantly safely.