CAUTION: YOU CAN BE SHOOTING AN 1.4M PIGEON

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    edosan
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    kzz1kaw
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    I shoot all pigeons including this one. Can’t tell one one from another. In my crosshairs = dead pigeon 😎

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    bubblerboy64
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    That’s absolutely crazy but we humans do crazy pretty well .  I can think of worse 

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    edosan
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    kzz1kaw

    I shoot all pigeons including this one. Can’t tell one one from another. In my crosshairs = dead pigeon 😎

    jajaja me too but just imagine how many toys you can get with 1.4M pigeon! :D

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    crittahitta
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    Tastes like chicken

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    Bob_O
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    My Dad has raced pigeons for about 50 years.  It is serious business.  He has won countless races, we're talking 500 miles and longer.  In the 80's, he used to sell eggs from pedigreed racers for $3K each.

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    edosan
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    Amazing, everyday we learn something new! 

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    hawkeye69
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    In Egypt they raise pigeons for food, and yes they taste like chicken.

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    bubblerboy64
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    Bob_O

    My Dad has raced pigeons for about 50 years.  It is serious business.  He has won countless races, we're talking 500 miles and longer.  In the 80's, he used to sell eggs from pedigreed racers for $3K each.

    LOL.  Another investment I missed out on . 

    I have noticed in your posts that you seemed to know about and have more then passing interest in pigeons 

    $3000 pigeon eggs (in 1980) 

    I have a friend who is a vet.  I shoot pigeons for him at his barn.  He’s very concerned about the diseases that pigeons carry and the mess they make.  BUT a white one showed up with a banned leg and he was able to determine that it was racer.   The bird hung around a while and then flew off. I assume it didn’t win that one.   

    Something I know nothing about but I’m glad I didn’t shoot it and I’ll be checking for leg bands from here on.  

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    Bob_O
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    I shot a banded pigeon last summer at one of the farms.  I couldn't tell at the time of the shot that it had a band on its leg due to the distance. 

    I'll see if I can find a picture of it.  Turned out to be a racing pigeon from a club in Canada. 

    Normally the pigeons that don't finish a race end up either shot by hunters or grabbed by a falcon, or just get too tired and end up taking a rest where they find a new home with a bunch of ferals.  

    Sometimes a good racing pigeon will find its way home after several days but that was pretty rare.

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    airgunmike56
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    I raise and train racing homers, Just the vaccine for my birds every year is 400 dollars.

    I shoot every feral bird I see , They are the true rats in the sky, 

    Sometimes a good bird will get lost, But most of the time a racing homer will never be seen with the wild feral birds, 

    Mike

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    edosan
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    Good! then back to shoot them all those feather rats! :)

    (But I will look for rings now just in case) 

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    douger
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    I shoot all the bad birds specially the sparrows and the black birds and starlings. 1.4 bet it splats just like the rest 

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    cea1960
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    i tried racing pigeons, but i kept falling off 'em! 😜

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    bubblerboy64
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    cea1960

    i tried racing pigeons, but i kept falling off 'em! 😜

    LOL.  Those were ostrich or at least I hope they were.  I’m pretty sure I can tell the difference.   If I ever see an ostrich sitting a silo I’ll make sure I get a pic 

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    Shinyknight
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    A $1 pigeon vs $1.4m pigeon. Taste the same. Can't tell. But definitely doesn't taste like chicken imo. Their meat is much redder/darker. If you know how to cook them, they can taste way better than any chicken.

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    deke
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    When I read (1.4 M pigeon) I was expecting to see a 1.4-meter pigeon. 

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    Doug-T
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    I'll find out soon how pigeon tastes, as I cleaned 4 of them and froze the meat.  Dark red meat, like beef, very little fat.  Strange, they seem to have .22 caliber holes in 1/2 of the breast fillets.

    A few years ago I shot a bunch of feral pigeons in a barn.  One had a band on it's leg and I didn't know what it was for.  After a couple of hours of internet research I found the owner and e-mailed that his pigeon was deceased.  It never returned from a races.  It's home was in N. Woshington but met it's maker in NE Orygun.  I felt slightly bad but snapped out of it quickly.

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