I’d like to thank Jamie Chandler for his article last month about the size of his day’s bag, saying honestly that he only shot one, pigeon despite all the effort he put in. When I read about all these people who go out and shoot stacks of quarry every time, it can make me feel that perhaps I’m not good enough to call myself a hunter. It’s not that unusual for me to come home with nothing at all. I bet lots of other people are like me, so thank you to Jamie for showing what airgun hunting can really be like. KEVIN
Hello Kevin I’m willing to bet that there isn’t an airgun hunter alive who hasn’t come home empty-handed. I remember all too well when I was getting started in airgunning that I’d come home with an empty game bag more often than not, and that when I was successful there was usually quite a lot of luck involved. Perhaps a pigeon would land close by, or an unaware squirrel would sit still as I bumbled along. It takes time to build up the fieldcraft and real-world rifle skills to become successful, so please don’t be demotivated as you read stories of successful hunts. I hope the tips and techniques the writers share will be ones you can put to good use and that your successful days will soon outnumber the bad. Ed.
Even one rabbit or pigeon can make your hunting day