Archive for Over the Gate Join in for a friendly chat over the gate about home and country matters. (Nominated Charity The British Heart Foundation)

       Over the Gate Forum Index -> Pest Control


I've just managed to shoot two magpies with my air rifle.

Like most people, we are inundated with magpies. I'm always on the look out to trim their numbers and when I heard a couple scolding each other in the garden I sneaked out to see what I could do. I crept up along the hedge and saw one on the floor eating a frog of all things. I managed to roll it first shot but was careful to stay out of sight. I could still here another one up in the canopy. I quickly reloaded and sure enough a rather upset parent bird came down to see what was happening and bink ! I'd got another one. Thats good news for the songbirds that we try and encourage to visit and nest around our place.

PS. I'm afraid the frog was beyond help. :kermit:

Very good going Bodger! I too take as many as I can each year, but sometimes it's like swimming against the current.

I use a larson trap all year round too.

Keep it up mate.  


Thats  four with the rifle this year. Like you say, its just a drop in the ocean

       Over the Gate Forum Index -> Pest Control
Page 1 of 1
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum