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21-05-2004, 06:03 PM
iknow this sounds like april fool but on one of our shoots there is a large area of grazed land with about 150 milking cows (friesians) a mate of mine and his mate recon that they stalked the rabbits using a panto cow outfit with great sucses anyone else heard of any more unusual tricks
21-05-2004, 06:05 PM
Oh no they didn't :D.
21-05-2004, 06:08 PM
What was the bloke at the back using as a rifle rest, I wonder?
21-05-2004, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by SWAT Strachan
Oh no they didn't :D.
Oh yes they did!:D
21-05-2004, 06:48 PM
Funny as it may seem, i have thought of this as well, and i have also wondered if you could ride a horse and stalk. :eek:
You could cover up in clothes the same colour as the horse and then you should be able to get up close and pick them off, any budding cowboys out there?:D
there was a guy on here a day ago - posting about a willow arbour he's using as a garden hide.
I just keep seeing images from "Dads Army" - and the episode with the tree :)
21-05-2004, 07:03 PM
used one years ago to get closer to geese and it worked.:cool:
21-05-2004, 07:17 PM
Behind you !!!
21-05-2004, 07:52 PM
i have to disuguise as a tuft of grass. Nothing else in the fields i shoot in! It works tho.
21-05-2004, 09:22 PM
HI just keep your eye's skined for the Bull, or don't fit in the back half
21-05-2004, 09:50 PM
I find its best to call them in making the noise like a carrot! ;)
22-05-2004, 02:03 AM
I know it sounds funny..but I have actually done it. We did not wear anything special we were out in usual como kit. It works an absolute treat.We got so close we could hardly shoot for laughing at he simplicity of it. The front guy justs bends forward a bit, drops his head forward and holds his gun by his side, the back guy hold his waist and bends forward with gun tucked in facing backwards as the back half. You need to get completely out of step (as a quadraped) you can make as much noise as you like with your feet. As you get close, the front chap quietly raises the gun and bingo dead rabbit. We were told about this and thought it was absolute B****ks so out of scientific interest we tried it and yes it works. WE seemed to become invisible.
As for stalking on horseback..I have never tried to shoot from a horse, I would have to practice with a very sound horse, I do know when I am out riding the bunnies just ignore you...
Best mornings shooting we have had for years.
Take care, Voldemort (I did post details of this on the old BBS, I dont know if we can access the post now)
22-05-2004, 02:22 AM
There is no real cover on my rabbit shoot and no cows. There are sheep in there, but i'm not dressing up as one... there are too many welsh people about :)
Bicycle Repair Man.
22-05-2004, 07:24 AM
i have also wondered if you could ride a horse and stalk.
Would this be a stalking horse then ?
22-05-2004, 07:52 AM
LOL:D :D :D makes me think of the cow scene in the film top secret!!!!!!!!:D :D :D
rgds bill;) ;)
22-05-2004, 09:16 AM
If you're going to stalk on a horse, you better hope your mussle report does'nt spook it. Or you could find yourself going for an uncomfortable sprint, cross country.
22-05-2004, 11:15 AM
If you look at images of Red Indians hunting on the plains they through a wolfskin over their backs and hunted buffalo with bow and arrows crawling on all fours.
As someone has said it could be doggy doing this with a sheepskin in Wales .
22-05-2004, 03:55 PM
Some years ago, when I used to visit a farm in Lincolnshire after pigeon, I used to park my Jaguar between two barns and sit cross-legged in the boot with shotgun at the ready! Got more than a few flying rats from that vantage-point.
22-05-2004, 05:58 PM
Since recently joining this forum Ive read a lot about hides and stalking also 50 to 80 yard shots ! Up here in Northumberland we must have thick rabits as even during the day you can walk right up to them to about 10 yards before they back kick dust in your face and bolt, we dont even need to invest in camo gear as long as your wellies dont shine your ok.:D
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