How to prepare a pigeon shooting ground? Everything you need to know
A pigeon reserve is usually a field of crops, with wheat and sunflowers being two of the pigeon's favourite foods.
It should be borne in mind that the pigeon breeds from spring to the end of September, which is why the pigeon remains there at this time. The chicks start feeding in the summer, so it is important to get a head start.
The pigeon looks for water and food, and uses a specific route, called "PASO", to access these goods.
If you are lucky and the preserve already has both, preparation is simpler and requires early mornings to watch the passes to know where to place the stands.
In the event that the aforementioned elements are needed or need to be reinforced, it is very important to know that water is life and that with the harsh summers we are experiencing, in a field where there is water, there will be pigeons.
Pigeons are early birds and their feeding cycle runs from 5am to 11am. If you are going to throw them out, be aware that the pigeons go to the area where they feed and come back through the same place. Stalls should never be placed too close to the feeding area. In the evening their routine is usually from 05/05/05:30pm until sunset.
In the event that the crop is fallow that year and in order not to lose the pigeons, you must provide them with food and water. If you provide these birds with their needs, you may see a large increase in the population in your area.
In this case, a simulation should be carried out one month before the hunt. To do this, we can plough the field with the tractor and spread a mixture of wheat, peas and salt (the salt reflects and imitates water, so it attracts the pigeon).