I would like to be able to use live pigeons in my winger but twice have had fatalities, not to my liking. The first time I tied both feet and wings and thought that was the problem _ too much restraint. This time I tied only the wings but now I think perhaps too tightly. Pigeon took a little abuse from an over excited dog on a second throw and a hard landing on the next mark killed the poor thing. I like my pigeons but would like to use them for what I raise them for _ retriever training. That said, I would like to be as humane as possible when using them. Any advice on how to restrain so that they will stay in the basket of the winger but can also fly enough to ease the landing??