Wood­pi­geon pop­u­la­tion de­bate

Sporting Gun - - Letters - DE­CEM­BER 2018 www.shootin­guk.co.uk

Some re­ports say UK wood­pi­geon num­bers are in­creas­ing, while oth­ers say the op­po­site. Who is right, in your opin­ion? Peter says: No­body knows how many pi­geons there are in the UK, due to the fact they are highly mo­bile and can dis­ap­pear from ar­eas for months. From my own point of view, when I started, 50 years ago, it was rare to kill a bag of more than 100; now it is rare not to achieve that fig­ure.

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