Dedication Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: The pigeon family Chapter 2: Background information Chapter 3: Your gun and cartridges Chapter 4: What kit do you need? Chapter 5: Pigeon feeding habits through the year Chapter 6: Pigeon shooting opportunities Chapter 7: How to shoot pigeons Chapter 8: A day out pigeon decoying together Chapter 9: Flight line shooting Chapter 10: An evening roost shooting together Chapter 11: Favourite pigeon recipes Chapter 12: Stories of memorable days Appendix 1: Pigeon shooting and general licences Appendix 2: Woodpigeon shooting - how does science help us to do it better? Associations Further reading Will Garfit pigeon shooting prints Index
Will Garfit was born in 1944 in Cambridgeshire, UK, where he still lives. He developed an award-winning (Laurent Perrier, 1988, now the Purdey Award) site of old gravel workings for wildlife and game, which became the subject of the book Will's Shoot in 1993, later Will's Shoot Revisited in 2005. He is well known to readers of the Shooting Gazette for whom he has written a monthly column on pigeon shooting since 1994. As a sporting artist he has been an exhibitor at the Tryon Gallery since 1981 and an illustrator of over 30 shooting and country sports books. He has appeared in the Top Ten Shots in various magazines and has sat on the Countryside Alliance Conservation and BASC Game Shooting committees.
In his charming and informative book, Will Garfit charts his
lifetime pursuit of pigeon... His gentle, informative text offers
examples and gives hints and tips for the novice or the experienced
shot seeking extra pointers. It is an invaluable and well-written
Everything you need to know about pigeon shooting - and more besides. One of the best-known and respected names in the sporting world, Will is well placed to write a book such as this... Nicely illustrated too by good photographs and his own sepia paintings.
A lifetime's experience, stuffed with stories of pigeon shooting, makes it a compelling read, and even the instructional pages are laced with anecdote... You certainly don't need to be a pigeon shooter to enjoy it, but by the time you reach the final page you will certainly want to be one. * Shooting & Conservation Magazine *