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Old 02-24-2014, 07:42 PM
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Someone asked about the trap in my tractor picture, and I thought others might be interested too.

It's not too expensive to build, and works very well

It's basically a wire cage with a one way door, and there can be lots of variation in the design and it will still work, so use your imaginations and materials you have on hand

I purchased my door, but there are ways to make your own that could work as well
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Pigeons can be eaten as they are caught, or you can KEEP THEM CONFINED, and eat their offspring.

If you release birds you've caught, they will not return , but you CAN release birds born in your coop and odds are good they will come back, allowing you to eventually "free range" your flock to cut back on feed expenses
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Pigeons can be eaten as they are caught, or you can KEEP THEM CONFINED, and eat their offspring.

If you release birds you've caught, they will not return , but you CAN release birds born in your coop and odds are good they will come back, allowing you to eventually "free range" your flock to cut back on feed expenses
My granddad wanted to do that during WWII. They lived in town and there were some piegon coops around but grandma put the kabosh on that.
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When I had the old farm place there was quite a flock of "flying rats" that hung around....

I built a home made repeating door some what like that and mounted it to the open door end of a medium sized pet kennel.... They never fell for that old trick...

However.... One weekend I took a Project Appleseed marksmanship course with my old trusty scoped 10/22 rifle....... And it took them a while to figure out I shot a pretty good score at that event for an old guy.....

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I like doing it that way too, but in this instance I was trying to get breeding stock.

I still ended up buying some meat breed (King) pigeons but several of the wild ones bred too, and the offspring could be flown
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My Opinion, raise chickens, shoot pigeons.
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That is an option.....

Better yet... Raise chickens and pigeons.... If your set up for one, the other isn't too much more work or equipment.... That way the either, or both can be used to lure the wild birds to traps, and the freezer....
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