RetrieverTraining.Net - the RTF banner
1 - 20 of 123 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,424 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
My son put my pigeon trap out on the top of a service station. He'll leave it wired open for a few days and let the pigeons get used to going in and out. Results will be posted later.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,378 Posts
We have caught 11 under a bridge near my office in the last week.
I went on a guided fishing trip yesterday and one of my buddy's was suppose to get the
birds in the trap, but on my way home today, I see he did not get them.
They fly really well.
Good Luck on your trapping

Gregg Leonard
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
61 Posts
I find it to be a lot of fun trapping squabs. The building owners seem to like the free service that we do for them too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,424 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I had a private message from a visitor this morning. For some reason I could not open it. The title was "How do you trap pigeons". So here goes. I bought my pigeon trap from Lion Country Supply (dog training supplier). It has two one way doors (one on each end). Prop the doors open for a few days. Put food in the trap. Use either sunflower seed, wild bird seed or scratch grain. If you can, put some water in the trap. After a few days the pigeons will go in and out of the trap. After a few days, remove the props from the doors. The pigeons will go in to get food and will be trapped. Check traps often.

The one way doors are simply bars that hang down that can be pushed inward but not out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,852 Posts
just put two live ones in it to start with a bucket of grain and water and come back to a full trap the next day..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,424 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Props coming off doors tomorrow. My son left them open longer than normal. Will run the traps Sat and Sun.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,424 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
The thunderstorm yesterday evening messed up the pigeon trapping. It washed all the seed away and probably caused the pigeons to head for cover. One step back.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,852 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
I caught 3 under an overpass this week. I like whole kernel corn too. I've been told that they prefer whole kernel corn because the cracked corn hurts their throats? I see how it can happen, but I also know that pigeons gravel up too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,378 Posts
Got a new trap from nixalite.com last week.
caught first bird today,in new trap.
put homemade trap at a new bridge yesterday, waiting.

Gregg Leonard
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,624 Posts
Wayne, how's the hunt going? Have you caught a pigeon yet?

JS
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,378 Posts
Does the trap have to be elevated or could I have success on the ground?

BB
Trap can be on the ground, caught all mine with trap on ground or concrete.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,424 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
No pigeons. After the trap being in my attic for a couple of years the prongs were sticking. The pigeons were going in but getting out. Then my son hurt his back while on the building roof. It went out on him while on the roof and he didn't have his cell phone with him (in truck). He had to wait about 15 min on the roof before he could stand and climb down the ladder.
He has oiled up the trap and will put it back out when his back is better. We have caught lots of pigeons before so it has just been bad luck.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,596 Posts
both you and your son have back issues?
sombody did not get all his health checks done before breeding ;)

just kidding,
hope you both recover. and get some birds
 
1 - 20 of 123 Posts
Top