High pressure can be problematic for the pigeon shooter, says Rupert Godfrey, but it’s still possible to have a memorable day when the weather isn’t playing ball.
Storm-damaged barley provides a day of mixed sport for Rupert Godfrey.
After cartridge conundrums, bonanza days on maize plots and some frustrating outings on oilseed rape, Rupert Godfrey enjoys a dream pigeon day on the green stuff.
George Padley considers the ethics of shooting woodpigeons during the breeding season.
It’s pigeon traffic, not flocks, that make a bag, reflects Rupert Godfrey.
Rupert Godfrey reflects on autumn 2015 and considers the effect that a glut of acorns can have on late-season sport.
After decades of pursuing the wily woodie, Rupert Godfrey still learns new things each time he ventures out with the gun.
Rupert Godfrey offers some valuable tips to improve your success when pigeon shooting.
Pigeon shooting tips from the best in the business.
You’ll never shoot a lot of pigeons without some basic fieldcraft, says Rupert Godfrey.
Rupert Godfrey experiences autumn pigeon decoying at its best - a complete reversal of the previous year.
Woodpigeon shooting has always been special for Rupert Godfrey, but in the last few years it has become better than ever. Here he explains why.
Occasionally, there will be days when the pigeons just won't stop coming and records are broken. Rupert Godfrey does some counting.
It seems that every keen Shot has, at one time or another, been outwitted by woodpigeons. Here Rupert Godfrey considers their intelligence and offers his opinion on the matter.
In 2007, it looked as if autumn was going to be a repeat of 2006, with a full crop of beechmast, and loads of acorns too. I hadn’t had a day’s decoying since September 2006, so the prospects weren’t good, writes Rupert Godfrey.