The definitive manual on pigeon shooting from the highly experienced Pigeon Shot and Shooting Times contributor Tom Payne. The Pigeon Shooter's Diary commences with descriptions of the quarry species, equipment and accessories followed by an in-depth guide to fieldcraft, reconnaissance and shooting instruction. The Diary runs through the calendar year detailing the different techniques and skills needed for the changing conditions, all topped off with delicious recipes and memories of special days in the field.
- Definitive manual on pigeon shooting
- Comprehensive and instructive guide on the techniques and skills required in changing conditions throughout the year
- Covers quarry species, equiment and accessories
- Includes fieldcraft and reconnaissance
- Personal observations and memories of days in the field
- Author is recognised as one of the top game shots of his generation and is a regular contributor to the Shooting Times.
Tom Payne has shot since the age of 8 and shot his first individual pigeon bag at 13 where pigeon shooting became his main passion. After graduating from RAC Cirencester, Tom worked as a professional pigeon Shot and sporting agent. In 2007 he joined the West London Shooting School as a full-time game shooting instructor. After leaving West London Shooting School, Tom became a private game shooting instructor and specialist gun fitter for many gun companies and private clients from around the world. He is now recognised as one of the top pigeon and game Shots of his generation and regularly features in both Fieldsports magazine, the Shooting Times and The Field top shot lists.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading No ISBN 9781846892363 Author Tom Payne Binding Casebound Extent 246 x 179 mm, 216 pages Illustrations Colour photographs Ebook No
"As the name suggests, the book is a month-by-month diary which gives you directions on what to watch out for during different months, as well as sections on reconnaisance, hides and decoys. There is excellent advice on getting permission, reconnaisance, what kit you actually need and what is useful but optional, along with shooting techniques for all sorts of pigeon shooting scenarious. It's a good reference work for all those interested in pigeon shooting, novice or expert, and it will certainly encourage you to get out with the binoculars and go looking for pigeon." — BASC
"Described as having the 'potential to become the pigeon shooter's bible for years to come' by Sporting Gun's very own Peter Theobald, you know The Pigeon Shooter's Diary is the ultimate guide to pigeon shooting, says Tom Veitch. Author Tom Payne, a regular contributor to Shooting Times, has created the definitive manual on pigeon shooting, while keeping it straightforward and simple for the modern-day shooter." — Sporting Gun
"There is not a single aspect of the sport that Tom has not applied his analytical mind to with a view to maximising any opportunities coming his way, from emphasising the importance of sound technique to comfort in the hide. All in all, this book has potential to become the pigeon shooter’s bible for years to come.” — Peter Theobald, Shooting Times (you can read the full review here)
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