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Other Hunting => Bird Dogs => Topic started by: mtaylor on January 03, 2021, 08:13:44 AM

Title: Pigeon trapping
Post by: mtaylor on January 03, 2021, 08:13:44 AM
Looking for tips on trapping feral pigeons. I have done it once with little success. Needing some pigeons to work with my dog.
Title: Re: Pigeon trapping
Post by: grade-creek-rd on January 05, 2021, 09:56:03 PM
You can buy traps at some tractor supply stores and feed stores, or off of the internet...or make them yourself (easy to do). then put popcorn inside to get them to go in...places to set them are private building where you get permission (again, feed stores or near grain silos and such) so people won't mess with them. One other way to get them is if you see them in parking lots (for some reason they frequent the Wal-Mart parking lot near where I live). go there on an "off day" like a Sunday morning, and use a big salmon net. lay it flat on the ground and put popcorn in it and stand/kneel next to the handle of the net. When the group of birds step in then flip the net over quick! Pick them up and put them into crates in the back of your truck...when/if someone ask just say you're helping to "re-locate" them as they are too many and they make a could try a county or city park but that's public property and they might frown or even have local ordinances about not feeding the birds, parking lots are often private property and you might get asked to leave but highly doubtful as those birds *censored* on everything and most stores hate them as they nest in vents and such.

I see your in the Tri-Cities...maybe near some grain silos, hay fields, hay stacks, etc....I am sure some farmer wouldn't mind you getting the out of their barns or off of their hay stacks since again, they *censored* on everything!

Good luck!
Title: Re: Pigeon trapping
Post by: Loup Loup on January 07, 2021, 05:04:47 PM
I sell pigeons that I catch. I clip the feathers on one wing so they don't come back. I charge $4-$6 depending on quantity.
Title: Re: Pigeon trapping
Post by: 2MANY on January 07, 2021, 08:10:08 PM
Where are you located?
Please send me contact info.
Title: Re: Pigeon trapping
Post by: Archry on January 07, 2021, 08:57:30 PM
I need birds for my dog also.  Please contact me
Title: Re: Pigeon trapping
Post by: mtaylor on January 17, 2021, 09:38:49 AM
Thanks grace creek rd that info helps. I work at a farm and we have hundreds of pigeons so I will try some of those tactics on them.

Loup loup I may take you up on that depending on my circumstances.
Can I catch ferel pigeons keep them in a coop and their chicks will become homers?

Title: Re: Pigeon trapping
Post by: Torrent50 on January 19, 2021, 07:31:50 PM
It's my understanding that the chicks hatched in your coop will come back.  In theory, so will the parents once they have chicks or eggs in the nest.  I have a pigeon coop build on my project list for the spring and that is my plan. 
Title: Re: Pigeon trapping
Post by: RobinHoodlum on January 19, 2021, 07:52:54 PM
Torrent50 is correct, pigeon reared in a coop will be 'homed' to that site. The trapped parent will too once that have had a clutch. That's been my experience at least.