The Leica Fieldsports Photographer of the Year has once again unearthed some incredible talent, with images of truly outstanding quality and variation being submitted by fieldsports photographers from far and wide.
The success of any pigeon shooting foray is governed by a combination of factors – some of which we can influence and others which we cannot. The woodpigeon is by its very nature an unpredictable creature, and it is this unpredictability which makes it such an alluring and challenging quarry. That said, there are a number of ways to improve the odds of a fruitful day in the hide.
Of course, there are the obvious fundamentals which are absolutely key – reconnaissance, finding the flightlines, blending in with the surroundings and shooting straight, to name a few – but the finer details, 10 of which are listed below, should not be overlooked either.
Charlie Coups recounts the agony of losing her first ever salmon, and the ecstasy of going home triumphant, just hours later.